TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a clear chestnut brown with white wispy head that leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sweet and vinous. This is unlike any Scotch-style ale I’ve ever smelled. Flavor is intensely rich and vinous, though it’s "rich" without being "thick" or syrupy. In fact it’s a pretty thin palate on this beer. Very modest hop bitterness. This is almost like a light-bodied traditional Englsih barleywine. I’m not sure how accurate this is for a Scotch ale, but it sure is impressive on its own merits.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewery - Aroma is toasted malts, caramel and toffee. Flavor matches but is very sweet and thin. Too clean and non-eventful to be a good scotch ale.
kidmartinek (3742) - 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 (2879) - 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 (4169) - 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 (300) - 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 (2823) - 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 (2083) - 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.