Crit (4116) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
Brown, minimal head.Lightly sweet nose. Vague nondescript palate, lacks malt sweetness…. Not much here stantheman (1128) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
A 4 oz taster at Brewers by the Bay festival in Bellingham WA. Very dark amber, sweet malt note. Typical scottish ale. 3.3 after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose tan head. Big sweet peat and caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Peat and caramel mid palate, has a sharp alcohol twang to it that is definitely what keeps it short of being what could be a pretty amazing beer. Hot vodka finish combined with peat and caramel...nice but really could have been so much more. luttonm (7078) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft at brewpub in Anacortes. Rich orange body. Peaty, scotch, golden honey. Heavy head. Strong bodied, alc-y syrup. Tasty, real nice Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This beer is a dark reddish-amber color with a medium thick light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Peaty malt in the nose as well as hops. Medium body with a somewhat hoppy character for the style, as well as flavors of earthy malt and fruit. The finish is hoppy at first and leaves a peaty malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Nose is peaty, chocolatey, some green apples, peat, earth and even a little woody. Pours murky dark brown, no head or lace. The flavor is nice and malty with chocolate, caramel, green apple, earth, light peat. Big and malty with hints of alcohol. Dry finish. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Homemade spun taffy aroma, clear ruby amber. Clean caramel sweet base yields to incredible peat notes and something else. I’m having trouble placing it. I should drink more of these. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2008
The nose and initial tasting is very typical of a Scotch Ale with a peaty, oaky tone. There is a nice touch of vanilla in here and there is a curious move from a somewhat acidic start to a sweet finish. All in all, a decent Scotch, but nothing special. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery in Anacortes, WA) Considering how bland and average the other beers have been at this brewpub, the aroma of Broadsword shows a good deal more life, and gets my hopes up a bit. The nose is sweet and caramely, and actually shows some promise. The flavor falls a bit flat though, and my hopes are smashed to pieces on the rocky coast as the sweet, caramely flavor tastes kind of generic. Again, I think the low carbonation levels have a considerable impact on the flavor, as it seems this beer has been sitting in a glass for hours. Deep ruddy amber color, topped by a small light tan head that settles to a thin rim, no wait, settles to nothing, leaving no lace on the glass. Good start, but ultimately an uninspiring brew. porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pours brown from the tap! A very "thick" looking beer. A rather wood, peaty, and chocolaty nose. Flavors of oak, peat, vanilla, and alcohol. A rather high powered brew. Very sweet finish.