jmcgavin12 (492) - 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.
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, short creamy head. Light peat, more of a caramel sweet bready aroma. Lil spice. Dark fruit subtle. Rich malt, caramel, spice ,toffee, fruit, raison bread, maybe a bit of banana. Smooth sweet, spice, some citrus. nice finish. Got this on sale 6$ well worth that! Pretty nice scotch ale maybe one of the better Ive ever had.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, toffee/caramel, some molasses, and dark fruit; Dry finish; Pretty decent.
ryecatcher (1264) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color, smallish tan head with not much retention and no lacing. Nose is caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, candied orange. Mouth is creamy, medium sweet, lots of toffee, nutty malt, toasted pumpernickel, maple sugar. Blackhawks and Rangers getting ready to drop the puck at the Garden. Make no mistake... I live in Chicago, but I ainít from here. Iím from the 216 (22 years removed) and a grew up a Rangers fan watching WOR on cable). LGR!!!
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very impressive solid scotch ale. Very thick on the tongue. Malty sweet. Balanced with a bit over sweetness. Toasty. On draft at the brewery.
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djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is peat, caramel, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, caramel, peat, raisin, light booze, very good.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is toffee, malt, toast. Taste is toffee, a little smoke, toasty, an enjoyable beer. Nice aftertaste.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the weary traveler in madison. Caramel and slightly smokey malts dominate.
bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
About as malty as you can get, if you are tired of IPAs this will swing you back toward the malty side big time. Very earthy, and only slightly sweet, and quite smooth. I think it was the least expensive Scotch Ale at the store I went too but it could very well be the best.
Jamesonpatz (25) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Nonic glass. Brew smells funky, carmely, and sweet. The aromas definitely inform you this is going to be a malty beast. Beerís warm, dark copper color is inviting, but it didnít render much of a head at all when I poured it into my glass. Only a thin layer of fine, off-white bubbles floated up to the surface, but they did remain there throughout the entire drink. Beer has a blast of flavor right on the attack of the sip. Some spiciness hits you on the tip of the tongue, then the rich malty flavors fill your mouth. The finish is where that unusual funkiness set in. Itís a boozy finish as well, which has a nice chest-warming effect. Body of the brew is very, very rich. The fine carbonation provides the beer with itís delightful smoothness. I very much enjoyed this brew. Iím not yet well-versed in Scotch ales, but the funky characteristics (I donít mean this in a negative manner) in this brew caught me by surprise, which sets this Scotch ale apart from all the other ones Iíve tasted previously. This is a yummy beer.
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ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is roasted malt with some toffee sugariness, and some raisin / fig notes. It pours a lightly hazy caramel color, dark, with a thin, white ring that disappears by mid glass leaving an oily looking surface with no lace. The flavor is a medium / medium-high sweet with a medium bitter. Itís smooth with a light fizz and a medium malty body. Notes of raisin, fig, toffee, and chocolate are most present, and it finishes sweet and smooth with notes of nuts and caramel and just a light roasted coffee bitterness. The aftertaste is reminiscent of bakerís chocolate with nuts and caramel as well as an interesting mineral water late that cleans everything up leaving just a light roasty aftertaste.