ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maltbomb. Roasty, surprisingly creamy body for the color, and a rich finish. Clover (or is it thistle?) notes and barbecued pork rounded out my sample. Nice, and I hope to try it again.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet grain malts, bread, caramel, molasses, biscuit. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Intense caramel, biscuit, molasses, bread malts, light wood, light bitters coming up in the slightly dry finish. Beautiful Scotch Ale, nice, intense malts throughout. Keg at brewery, Munster, IN.
dmct1967 (5) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Scottish Ale with a malty flavor. Dark in color, lite aroma, rich but not overbearing.
chucklemation (1399) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, cracker, bread, and some roast. Has a smooth body and tastes sweet. Very good.
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Tastes like a really malty porter. Sort of like Monday night drafty kilt.
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 2/3/16. Dark brown cola like pour that is clear and turns a beautiful garnet under intense light. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
Outstanding nose of toasted malt with subtle notes of char and smoke over a caramel substrate with a dark fruit element, probably plum.
Almost medium body with a very smooth texture that has creamy aspects. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a rollicking finely bubbled prickly finish that tickles the tongue.
The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Intensity is moderate, complexity is outstanding and balance is perfect. In short, this tastes great but doesn’t hit you with in your face flavor intensity. This is a malt forward beer that begins toasty, progresses to a moderate sweetness with strong caramel notes and a subtle molasses aspect then flows to the middle. The middle delivers just enough bitterness to perfectly balance with a pine and roast character that delivers a touch a char and a dose of smoke. These flavors slowly fade into the malty finish that brings a slight dryness and a hint of plum. Alcohol remains completely covered and a nut character emerges during the fade which also brings the strongest molasses aspects.
mstrcrwly (952) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..burgundy with an off-white head..aroma of dark fruits,malts,caramel..tastes of plums,raisins,figs,biscuits..smooth/dry finish..
eixiel (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A. I’ve seen great ones from them, not top as always in the aroma sector.
A. Appearance is just perfect. Dark tan with a perfect dense and foamy half inch super light brown head.
T. Tastes very very good but not great as all they do. Was expecting a greater kick for a scottish.
P. Caramel and a sweet bread and coffee finish, very subtle, very nice.
O. Great balance if course. Can use a little bit more booze in a scottish guys believe me.
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is a very dark brown with a thin cap of light tan head that stays a pretty dense cap and leaves a pretty hefty bit of solid lacing. The aroma is really sweet. There is a ton of chocolate and caramel malts. A light dark fruit presence is there as well. It's got a little booziness and it's definitely sweet. The flavors are just as good. It's sweet and carries a good scotch ale flavor. The dark fruits really pull this together a bit. There is a sweet malt, a light caramel, and just a hint of metallic sweetness. The mouth feel is excellent. There is a nice creaminess and a soft carbonation that helps not seem a little thicker. The aftertaste is sweet and a little light, but it's malty and good. This isn't a bad scotch ale at all.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bought in Munich Tap House, 23rd December 15. Chestnut brown, aroma is malty, sweet, caramel. Taste is slick sweet malty, spice. Not bad
DandyWolfFloyd (1020) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - dark fruit, raisins, figs, some caramel and molasses
Appearance - hazy brown body with a small tan head
Taste - dark malt, toast, some oak chips, fig, raisins, plums and molasses
Palate - medium body, texture is slick, carbonation is average, sweet in the finish.
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