Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An orange amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a crisp caramel malt with light mineral notes, treacle, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light mineral notes, light grassy hops, OK. On tap at Brooklyn Pour 2013.
milewide (1514) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light bodied for a Scotch Ale. Also not very hop bitter. Medium brown color with limited head. Second rate compared to our local Founder’s Dirty Bastard.
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, red-amber, with a medium tan head.
Caramel, leafy aroma.
Taste is bready, caramel malt.
Very weak...fresh, but still seems stale.
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark ruby color. Nose is toffee and old peated malt. Flavors of raisins, Earthy malt and again old peat. Medium in body with an off fruit note in there as well. Texture is oily. I’m thinking this is an old bottle because the flavors are off.
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 (5900) - 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 (4567) - 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 (3920) - 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 (120) - 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 (6114) - 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.