JML044 (31) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Scottish Ale. Great color, great caramel flavor.
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DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Ian. Deep red amber, light golden head. Sweet bready caramel aroma. Flavours of breadcrusts, barley candy, raisins; sherry-like, sweet. Quite nice.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this quite a bit. Pours much darker than I expected, with a deep brown center with a nice viscosity to boot. Thick on the mouth feel, with lots of texture and boozy, malt latent undertones. Nice one.
jaymobrown (1677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a nice amber color with a warming taste. Some oak and caramel with some hops.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Peaty caramel malt and light spicy aroma. Chestnut with a moderate beige head. Caramel malt and woody spicy flavor. Light body and carbonation.
shrubber85 (7746) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light cinnamon, woody caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet caramel malt and light peaty flavor. Tangy finish. Light but pretty good.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls. Red brown and dark in hue. A decent tan head. This has Dcottosh notes. Rich malts. They are dry. Light fruit. Decent.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle and in Imperial pint glass: Mahogany hue with a fading fizzy head and some spotty lace. The aroma has a soapy note which is off-putting along with plenty of crystal and bready malts, some earthy yeast esters along with a bit of grassy noble hops. The taste again displays an off character of old wet bagged malts along with some apple and pear fruitiness, earthy tones, some smoke and light herbal hop bitterness. Pretty bland and needs more body and forceful malt notes IMO. The Old 1713 Scottish Ale was so much better than this.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit/berries and malts. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, berries/raspberries and a bready/smoothish finish.
Patrickctenchi (3815) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with red backlights....fluffy, off-white head.
Scent is earth, malt, caramel.
Taste is a toasted, burnt malt, light smoke.
Cola-like body and tingle.
Slight herbal bitter.
A very nice beer.