ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is of sweet malt. Dark brown color, with light brown head, good lacing. Lots of sweet malt in the flavor. Medium body. Good Scottish Ale, but not the best I’ve had.
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap, this pours a medium brown color with a slight brown head. The aroma is malty, with a hint of booze. The flavor is rich with malts. Hints of oak and fairly dry. Finishes crisp and clean.
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at DLD 15. Dark pour. Very full body. Roasty nose. Tastes pretty hoppy -- dry hopping overpowers the slight scotch malt character underneath.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robust hops and caramel. Surprisingly good balance despite hop forward Scottish ale. Nice finish.
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub.Medium amber, hoppy fruity aroma with underlying caramel malts. A hopped up presentation of the style, as to be expected from these guys. Nice.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Being a Florida boy and living in Indiana now (for the time being), it’s a pleasure to be able to try this beer. Pours a solid brown with an inch of tan head that retains well. Nose of grains and mushrooms. Big flavors of nuts, syrup, raisins, and toasted wheat bread. Soft/medium carbonation and medium/full body. This is not one of my favorite styles, but this is pretty dang tasty.
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Another one of those beers I apparently never bothered to rate after years of drinking it. Still one of my favorites anyway. Pours a deep, chestnut brown, billowing off white head, decent retention and lacing. Nose is malty, brown sugar, caramel, maple syrup, vanilla, dried figs. Mouth is silky and malt forward, coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, mild sweetness. Always been one of my favorite 3F’s brews, as well as my favorite Scotch Ale (not from Scotland). Perfect beer for this shitty cold, rainy weather. It is, baseball season after all.
Gearz (65) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brownish amber with a minimal head that disappears before you can set the bottle down.
Faint cider smell and sweet tobacco.
Malty taste with some bready notes. Not much alcohol present on the taste. Maybe some banana.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: Imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy chestnut hue with a tan head.
Aroma: Smokey, fruity, caramel and toast. Hints at being sweet. Touch of brown sugar.
Taste: Prominently fruity with hints of smoke, sweet caramel and bready malts. Possibly oxidized.
Palate: Full-bofied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: A bit too fruity, perhaps oxidized, but not bad. I would like to try this from a tap/
coombuyah26 (12) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle bought from the 3 Floyds Brewpub in Munster, IN, poured into a snifter. This is a pretty beer. It pours a deep brown color and looks like a stout in the glass until held up to the light, which reveals it to be a deep ruby red. Tan off-white head that fades after a few minutes. There’s nothing really powerful about the nose on this one. It has a sort of German lager smell to it, but nothing in particular. Tastes like a solid Scotch ale, complete with all the caramely malts and slight roasty flavors. As the description suggests, not very hoppy at all. The brand that 3 Floyds has created precedes this beer, and it does a good job of being a fine flagship beer. Not mind-blowing, but solid.