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 (3272) - 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 (5429) - 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 (1415) - 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 (3458) - 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.
bhensonb (13860) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours very dark amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly smoky caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is a bit thin, but there is some light smoke, some toffee aspects, and it’s got some bitter in it. Pleasant.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from mix pack. clear copper with small white head. nose is subtle toffee and black tea. nice toasted buttery caramel flavor. low hops and fitting abv that doesn’t get in the way. medium body and smooth. no peaty smoky notes but it’s any easy drinking and highly palatable scotch beer.
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is earthy, peat, smoke, caramel. The appearance is clear red/brown, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, less earth and more caramel. The finish is resiny, piney hops. Medium in body. Not bad at all.
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown body with a short, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, earthy peat. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Roast/coffee dryness. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the roasted malts, though not overly strong. Tastes an awful lot like a roasty brown ale. Less sweet than many Scotch ales. Not complex, but pleasant tastes of roast, peat with a little tobacco thrown in.