monkeychugg55 (1023) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mahogany with a small white head. Lots of peat and caramel in the aroma, with some faint maple syrup. The flavor is similar. Not a usual scotch ale thanks to the "special malt", but I think it’s too sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
1FastSTi (3360) - 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 (13069) - 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 (7345) - 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 (2870) - Illinois, 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 (3622) - 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 Binny’s 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 (1433) - 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 it’s 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 Princeton’s. 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 (429) - 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 (620) - 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.