DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep caramel pour with minimal off-white head. Nose is Wheaties. Tastes like liquid Wheaties with some hops and brown sugary notes. Medium palate, not offensive, like a Celebrator light.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark honey and hay aroma. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, poor retention. Slightly sweet barley malt, toast. Finishes with subtle toffee notes. Creamy and light mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable. Really quite nice in many ways. Very quaffable and a good American take on a British style.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear reddish amber, one finger white head dissipates quickly. Aroma is very faint; I first notice something that almost smells sour? Mostly musty and slightly fruity. Taste is just a bit tart; malts, and a slight caramel are evident. Iím getting almost a corn type taste? More bland than other Scottish ales Iíve had; would have thought this was a lager if it was a blind test. An easy drinker; light body and medium carbonation.
Ron (1985) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a big beige head. Sweet malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt and caramel. A little syrupy and dry in the finish. Thanks for the Christmas present Patty.
TheBeerGod (4631) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper colored with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is big, sweet malt, caramel, light dark fruit and soft candy notes. Taste is also big malt, strong caramel flavors, fruit notes and soft earthy notes. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit and earthy notes. Very drinkable session style beer.
EithCubes (4195) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark , roast and ashy nose reminds more of a brutal dry stout or even an impy. Mild but buoyant fruitiness. Chestnut-caramel pour with a frothy, rocky tan head. Taste is very dry, roast malt with light caramel and toffee, light ash, medium pitted fruit, a little fig in with tobacco, some toasty earthen tones, no noticeable smoke or peat. Medium-full body. Has a good, intense taste, but noticeably, no alcohol burn or slow warmth, and seems to be a little more of a lighter, sessionable Scotch ale than is usual (Iíve found them to be for slow sipping, for the most part). Iím on board!
HonusWagner (890) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells a bit like soggy tempura broccoli. When a review starts like that, you have an idea where it is going. At least it looks pretty appropriate for style.
nearbeer (3041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Dark iced tea with a small disc of bubbles. Sweet nose of toffee, with some earthy toasted walnut and maybe some peat. Flavor is the same. Medium body is sweet and smoothly carbonated.
Lowe1983 (1297) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, slight chocolate, molasses, and only a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is pretty malty with the chocolate, molasses, and roasted malts. Flavor doesnít linger too long. Overall a decent Scottish Ale.
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent serviceable Scottish. A moderate smokey aroma, a little peaty taste. Dark yellow colour, modest off-white head. Creamy mouthfeel. Satisfying, spot-on style, though not terrific.