JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Light brown pour with no head. Caramel malt aroma with some fruit. Overly sugary flavor with a lingering berry aftertaste. I wonder if maybe the tap wasnít clean when they tapped this. Either that or itís just a bad beer, which would be hard to believe from Thirsty Dog.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on tap but it has supposedly been retired for years. Pours a dark amber with a nice beige head. Smokey flavor with hints of coffee. Syrupy malt flavor. Unique beer that I wish I could get a sixer of.
Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POured a nice cloudy brown color with a big off white head. Aroma was really roasted and nutty. Flavor was sweet caramel, nutty and some spices also. Very impresed with this brew.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
(USA) dark amber / brown color with a very thin head. slight caramel aroma with flat soda / burnt toast taste. Wow, this brew was really horrid !!! I can see why it was retired.
afireinside96 (924) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
draught. why I was charged $4.75 for a glass of this stuff is beyond me because it was terrible. tapped a deep garnet-brown color with zero head. smell is of super glue and vanilla. it tastes very freezer burned with notes of vanilla and almond. the mouthfeel was almost non-existent, very flat and syrupy. YUCK!
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dayton location. Aroma of caramel and toasted cereal, signature Thirsty Dog mixed berry-ester profile. Copper color, slightly hazy, beige head. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel and toffee, pleasant alcohol notes, hint of smoke. Very full bodied, slight warming. Nice Scotch ale, sweet and malty with a touch of alcohol complexity.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, caramel smell with a beery smell evident. The beer was amber dark amber color with a creamy white head. I detected some raspberry in the flavor, but malt and caramel taste was there as well. Overall, a good beer.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub: Pours a clear dark copper orange with a frothy cream-colored head. Aroma boasts lot of sweet caramel and a touch of peat malt. Light salty smoke wafts about a viscous and syrupy sweet authentic tasting Scotch ale. Plenty of rich flavorful malt culminates in a somewhat gritty and floral sticky finish. A very enjoyable brew.
Silphium (2976) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dayton location. Not sure if this fits the "Scottish Ale" bill, but Twisted Kilt is still a good beer. Poured deep red-brown with a thin but creamy light tan head. Sweet caramel, cereal, and a touch of fruit in the aroma. Flavor was sweet and malty, with dark fruit and berries leading to strong "cheerios" cereal flavors and a caramel finish. An odd example of the style, perhaps more in line with Irish or even Amber Ales. "House character" is evident as the fruity malt is similar to that found in their Imperial Stout.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a lot of aroma, detected some subtle malty roasted notes though. Fruity body, a lot of berry when cold. Medium-light body, slightly hoppy addition to the caramel malts. I'd put this one at about 55 shillings.