kidmartinek (3615) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich, dark, red tinted, brown colored beer with a rich, tan, creamy head. Dirty, malt aroma. Heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet flavor with molasses, sugar, roasted toffee, and caramel. Heavy caramel malt flavor. A little chocoaltely, light and sweet onthe finish. This would make a good after dinner beer, after a roasted lamb or something.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery. Very dark brown pour with an off-white head. Sweet malty, caramelly aroma. Light fruity flavor, more caramel, nice sweetness, very nice drinker.
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt bomb. Lots of malt but lacking some of that chocolate remainder you get from a scotch ale like Great Divide’s Claymore.
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
June 15, 2009 draft at brew pub. Pretty good for the style, one of which I am not very fond of. Pours a dark amber/brown with light head. Medium to thin body with slight bitter finish, with hint of alcohol.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ pub. This one stepped up a notch but still nothing remarkable. Dark copper pour produces a small khaki head and moderate lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, burnt caramel, dark fruit, and cocoa...flavor is similar with additional notes of peat. Medium mouthfeel...highly drinkable Scotch ale without noticeable alcohol.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Thickfreakness for this beer. Amber pour with small head. Malty aromas with peat, dark fruits and sugars. Flavor is peaty malt with a nice roasty sweetness to it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a solid amber with an aroma of raisiny peat sugar. Flavor is thin peat chocolate with little pizazz. Thin mouthfeel. Falls flat, lad.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with red tints and a thin head. Malty nose with a touch of peat. Scotch ale flavors peat, malt, earthy, and slightly roasty. Tasty and drinkable scotch ale.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by theisti at a Chiefs tailgate. Pours a hazy auburn with a creamy beige head. The nose is of subtle caramel and peaty malt. Medium-bodied and slick, almost cream, with soft carbonation and a lightly grainy finish. Sweet, lightly peaty dark caramel malt, this tastes much like a dunkelweizen, sans the wheaty texture, plus a light peaty note. This is a solid, quaffable Scottish/Scotch ale. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tim.
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable scotch, chocolate and caramel, atad on sweet side. Medium yellow with a minimum head and white lace so surprises in taste.Above average mouthfeel, satisfying. Above average for style. I was noticing the alcohol a bit, as if it was 8-9%.