JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty Ale that lacks the earthy peat flavor I enjoy in a Scottish Ale. The roasted malt and bitterness are no more than a whisper. Decent Buckeye State session beer.
JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a lager glass from a bottle. Appearance is underwhelming, it pours a dark amber to brown with a beige-ish head that dissipates to a soapy looking froth laying lazily on top of the beer. Aroma is definitely malty. I get sweet vanilla, some toasted bread, some nuts. Maybe a touch of leather in there as well. As it warms, the aroma develops a bit. to showcase the more roasty side. Taste is earthy, leathery, roasty. It’s sweet, but not overly so. The mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, leaving the tongue a little dry after the swallow. Spritzy carbonation. A little thin on the back end of the drink, maybe I’m a little off, though. This is definitely a nice session beer. Low alcohol, loads of flavor. I can think of a few people I would recommend this beer to.
Mhyzdu (11) - - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12oz bottle purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Immediately impressed with the smooth qualities and the tempered sweetness which tends to run to the high end on other Scotch Ales. As expected, low foaming and light carbonation, but unexpectedly, a weakness in the density of the beer left me wanting the same recipe in a beefed up version.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown/orange body with a small tan head. Aroma has a slight peat smell to with moderate malt and notes of caramel. Taste has a smooth texture with soft carbonation, to thin for the style. Certainly not a bad version of the style though.
Reynolds314 (2880) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh, a bit boring all around. Appearance, aroma, taste, and palate all blah. A bit too sweet and mediocre malt presence.
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, not a bad scottish, malty, no hop presence at all, kinda middle of the road complex malts, alrigght for a night cvap
pete4999 (1254) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tons of coffee in the smell and taste, a lot more than expected. Very sweet, though I guess maybe that shouldn’t be so surprising.
alobar (3122) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear caramel color with decent lacing. Minimal aroma of peat, toffee,and caramel. Caramel and toffee flavor with hint of earthiness. Thin body for style. A bit weak on the flavor.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours light brownish red with foamy light tan head. Aromas of grain, flowers and sweet malt. Taste is plastic tasting some malty overtones. The body on this is way too thin for the style. Overall, not a great scotch ale.