1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Bottle. Pouts to a nice chestnut colored body with a nice coating off-white head. The aroma is caramel and light peated malt with a dash of corn silage. The flavor is sweet caramel, rich but not over-powering peat smoked malt, and the Golden Promise is nice. Kind of like a good Maris Otter. Clean mouth feel with a lingering deep malty flavor.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Hazy dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light cherry, peat. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, transparent copper with a milky white head. Smokier aroma, peaty, sweet, caramel. Finish is a little thin. Caramel flavors, rum, crystal malts. A little harsh.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a brown color with a fizzy brown colored head. Sweet caramel malts, smoke and some grain in the aroma. The taste is of earthy peat, light smoke, burnt caramel, some cocoa and nut. A nice thick and coating mouthfeel with light carbonation. A tad sweet, but that hides the alcohol almost completely. Nice beer.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 pack from Binnyís Glen Ellyn, IL. Distributed a few to friends, but saved some for home. Always enjoy what Rob makes, along with the whole Tyranena scene, so I feel a little biased. Poured a hazy, brownish amber to my trusty, gold rimmed, 1/2 pint glass. The head was a nice, light tan foam that left curtainy ribbons of lacing as the liquid decreased. The aroma was malty, roasty, a hint of earthy peat, and touches of caramel and toffee. The flavor was these notes, plus a complimentary dose of hop bitterness and subtle sweetness. Lively carbonation was present, along with a soft, creamy mouthfeel. I guess that the flushed feeling in my face meant that the warming alcohol was working. A bit lighter than I expected for a Scotch, and maybe closer to Scottish, but very flavorful!
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Furley from TBS. Thanks! Brown pour with a little bit of amber in it. White head. Average looking. The smell (and taste) is extremely nutty for a scotch ale. Not that itís a bad thing, but I get a strong hazelnut taste especially. Really goes down like a quality brown ale. Very sweet, some caramel in the taste too.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Princetonís. Caramel color with a thin wispy white head that quickly fades. Aroma is slightly malty and nutty. Flavor is sweet, caramel and malty. Finish malty and tangy.
garmonbozia (420) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank You MOTORTODDHEAD, man this beer is a homerrun. Nice taste of nuttyness, and sweet toffee notes. Caramel and malt backbone. This is very smooth and carbination is low. Silky mouthfeel. Nice amber color. This is a freaking awsome beer. Must have more. Thanks Todd
EHopper (591) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, medium amber with thin white head. Aroma of butter brickle, malt and a bit of sour coffee and melon or maybe zucchini. A nice, rather light blend of sour, sweet and bitter. A bit watery with a dry finish. One of the more easy drinking scotch ales I have tried.
Headbanger (2735) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 12/10/09 (Binnyís Willowbrook)-Pours dark amber light brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, slight nut, and slight hops. Taste of malt, sweetness, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and slight chocolate. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and easy to dring at 7.7% ABV. Another good brew from these guys.