Monroe1ato (12) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a thin light brown head. The beer itself is a deep amber-red color, and is pretty clear. Aromas of dark fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol waft from my glass. The taste is sweet, malty and fruity as well. Some of the fruit seems to be hop derived, though the hops are fairly subtle here. There is a hint of roast malt in the finish, which adds a nice stylistic touch. This is quite a malty brew, with notes of caramelized malt, cherries, and raisins. This is most definitely a good straight forward example of a Scottish ale.
Gearz (34) - 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.
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keanex (1563) - 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 (11) - 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. Thereís 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.
mfhennig (43) - - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown and a massive light tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, lightly spiced. I first tried this several years ago and became a favorite of mine although itís hard to find. I get it when I can, you should too.
Bluegoosed (47) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Somewhat sweet flavors of malt, caramel, and some spice. Carbonation shows. Fairly sweet but light finish. Decent.
saxo (14385) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. Sweet finish.
partchapol (52) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great smell with maple, malt , floral, color with clear ruby brown, thin crown, smooth dry with a bit high carbonated, right texture, ...good beer
Bule (993) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Very smooth Scottish ale. Some molasses and nice mild spice.
bigtaster (642) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, pours dark brown with slight ruby tinges, smaller light brown head. Nose is caramel and spice some bread. Heavy body, light carbonation, sweet with balanced finish. This is a great scotch ale.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated based on notes taken on 17 Mar 2012 -- This is a great Scotch ale. I would love to try to drink this all night, although I donít think it would end well at 7-8%