Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/15/11. Poured 8/26/13. Close to 2 years old. Beautiful dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on the malt; roast malts and coffee are most prominent with subtle hints of cocoa and dark fruits to follow; some molasses and wood also. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, molasses, roast malt with some elevated floral flavors as well; finish is roast malt and touch of peat. This has to be under 20 IBUs. Wow is this drinkable. There is no discernible alcohol. Some very light lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Mouth feel is oily and chewy. With the flavor and the mouth feel together, it seems like at any moment this ale could magically turn into whipped honey. This is a major win. I would be interested in comparing this to a fresh bottle.
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Deep walnut pour, very small fizzy head. Nose and flavor hold distinct caramel, molasses, bits of fig and date, candied almond, and hints of marzipan. Slightly light on the palate, but a good end of the night sipper. Solidly made.
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with off white head. Smells malty. Tastes very malty with slight bitter finish. Very good.
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jkwalking05 (3815) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of peat, malt and toffee. Taste is of brown sugar, woody hops, peat and smoke.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a nice BIG Malt Bomb of a brew. If you love a double bock like Salvator, or a beer like Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, Scottish Ale, your gonna love this brew.
ssmooney28 (2) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I'm not one to make a professionally written review, so I'll keep this simple. I admit I bought this initially because of the name, but I've always been a Scotch Ale fan. This is one of the best, richest beers I've ever had. Great mouthfeel and a fantastic taste across the board. Rich, chocolately and a nice caramel finish, this beer is going to be a staple in my fridge for the foreseeable future.
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Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. Orange-brown with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and peat malt. Flavor is peat malt, toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber with some lacy white head. Aroma is malty with lots of caramel. Not too much roasted notes though. Taste is sweet with a crisp bitter finish. Overall very balanced and canít really taste the alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer after a hard night.
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is malty and sweet with hints of chocolate. Taste is full of malt and chocolate, with the alcohol well hidden. Carbonation is soft and texture is heavy. Finish is sweet and malty. Nice scotch ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy brown with a small off white head and aroma of toasty malt and caramel. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, fruit notes, and chocolate with a dry, medium finish. Very drinkable for a scotch ale and nice flavors