Velkyal (270) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep russet topped with an inch or so of light brown head. The aroma is sweet malts, caramel, a touch of chocolate and a tiny hint of roast coffee, just lingering in the background is the merest hint of earthy spice. Tastewise again the malts dominate, sweet caramel and chocolate mainly, though without being overly sweet. Nice medium body and good to drink.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is Weyerbacher’s second take on this style and it starts with a nice dusty malty aroma and is attractive with a lacing of bubbles but flavor-wise its a bit flat. There is some sugarcane offset by dark malty tones and a black licoriche aftertaste but nothing to bring me back. The old recipe had more nuances to it.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capone’s from a 1L hand-bottling. Pours burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 1-finger khaki head that leaves decent lace. Nose is malty, fruity, with some caramel, brown sugar, and toffee notes. Tastes very malty, with a berry fruitiness, caramel and brown sugar, mild roasty and rauchy notes, and a medium palate heft. I say 3.5.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at tarrants during another wonderful happy hour. Not as ’scottish’ as I had hoped. Was sweet toffee, earthy brown malt and hints of brown sugar. A little dark fruitiness, and even a faint old earthy hoppiness. but overall nothing too special. definitely drinkable though.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and toffee. Flavor is mostly sweet malt with caramel, toffee, and some nuts. Nice beer.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Roasted malty, slight spiced and mixed phenolic to estery. Bitter and lingering dark roasted malty.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber reddish pour light off white head light lacing ... roasted and caramel malt aroma .... taste of roasted and caramel malts, light smoke and very light burnt caramel ... a tasty and simple brew really sessionable and not too bad
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@dmacs-22oz bottle-thanks to EZAnt–pours a foamy disappearing light tan head and copper color. Aroma is peat/caramel-medium malt, secondary earthy hops. Taste is soft peat/smoke/caramel-medium malt, secondary earthy hops.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Hulmeville Inn. Dark brown pour with tan head. Fruit, spice and light woody scotch tones with a touch of warmth. Light scotch brew, nice flavor, thinner body than anticipated.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, RBSG bus trip. Clear red-brown body, medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, light bread. Medium body, some stickiness.