superspak (1929) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in July 2012. Pours slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, pear, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt with fruity/hop notes; doesn’t smell overly sweet. Taste of caramel, golden raisin, pear, brown sugar, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, toasted grain, light chocolate, floral, pepper, and toasted earthiness. Light amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, brown sugar, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, toasted grain, pepper, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt/fruity flavors; with moderate floral/spicy hop balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good scotch ale. Good balance and complexity of malt/fruity flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a 1-2 finger, creamy, soapy, beige head that has great retention and leaves some pretty nice lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel, some toffee and some raisin, plum, floral hops and woody notes. Flavor starts out with lots of toffee and woody notes, going into some raisin heavy dark fruit, a little booziness, and thistle-like floral notes and a hint of planty hop bitterness to the finish. Medium body sort of chewy, oily entry, with a light, but sharp carbonation and syrupy finish. Pretty tasty stuff.
portableparty (1881) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours ruby brown with a tight khaki head that fades to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has some toffee roasted malt nuttiness. Taste has more toffee roasted malt some bitterness and a little spice. Palate is medium crisp and chalky.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was floral malty and sweet. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of sweet caramel and malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and rated on 10-29-2012. This beers poured a small ivory head that was mostly lasting, fair amount of lacing, transparent body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a copper hue. The Aroma was malty upfront, toasty, caramel, and semi-sweet. The Flavor was malty upfront, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, lightly spicy, toasty, and a mild alcohol taste. The Mouthfeel started out very tingly and then settled down to a nice, smooth mouthfeel. The body of this beer is medium. Overall, a very tasty Scottish Ale which is a favorite style of mine. It is very quaffable, worthy of a try, malty upfront in the Aroma and Flavor which is my kind of beer, and definitely a beer I would drink again!
Daytonbeer (521) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with orange hue. Nutty, malty, and slightly sweet aroma. Taste is toasted nuts, toffee, carmel, and bread. Nice brew.
mikesaum (523) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle reads scotch ale, not scottish ale, so maybe someone needs to correct this brews listing. Pours a dark amber with a thin khaki head. Aroma is sweet and malty, lots of toffee and caramel, nutty and a bit smoky. Flavor is very nice and super malty, sweet toffee notes, peanut brittle, very smooth mouthfeel. Good brew.
wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nutty/grainy malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is nutty malts and a mildly bitter/hoppy finish.
b3shine (3580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent copper with sticky light-beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and a littler bitter. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but not my favorite.
matthewjk (803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz pour into my stupid mouth - Trust me folks, this is a winner! One of this beer’s most impressive features is its silky texture. Beautifully balanced with high caramel notes. Excellent recipe.