ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Hopcat in Grand Rapids, MI. Not much of an aroma. Pours a copper brown with a thin off white head. It’s malty, nutty, with a slight note of coffee. Moderate hop finish. This brew falls somewhere between complex and peculiar. It’s not true to style. It seems more like an amber than a scotch. Definitely a decent beer aside from it’s shortcomings.
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. crimson pour. malt heavy, fuller mouthfeel. Touch of earthy peatiness. sticky, toffee, caramel maltiness. Decent wee heavy
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminded me more of a vienna than a wee heavy, as it was reddish-brown in color and fairly strong in the caramel/toffee flavors. Certainly doesn’t have any of the super malty/peatiness you’d expect of a wee heavy. Also seems to stick to the tongue. A significant hop finish. Strange brew.
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13
Aroma: The nose is toffee/caramel, some bready malts, earth/pine, and nuts
Appearance: It pours a reddish-amber color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is not as sweet as this style normally is, with a decent hop component
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel and drinks pretty easily
This one is an interesting example of the style. It seemed more balanced than others, which was a welcome differentiation.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber purchased for $6.79 on sale. This beer looked like a scotch ale, but flavor was off balance. A little too bready and is missing the smoky, malty spiciness of the great American Scotch ales. This one’s easy drinking, though. I gave it a fairly low score, but I took a few points off for the relatively high price.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, breads notes, and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth, balanced, and drinkable.
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty nutty aroma with veggie tomato notes slight grapiness. Tan creamy head reddish amber body. Malty metallic kinda tase little earthyness but very thin. Smooth but really thin.
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scotch Ales are a style I tend to enjoy, so I really did enjoy this one. Nice and bitter with some definitive malt flavors thrown in as well. Not too over the top but definitely true to the style.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, nuts, raisin, earthy hops. The taste is dark fruits, toffee, earthy hops. Dry, medium bodied, thin, off balance. A disappointment.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear whiskey looking. Malty with a bit of harshness. Soft floral hops. Light drinking.