BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
On tap. Nice, deep brown nose. Roasted malts with nuts are present. Slight alcohol tastes with caramel malt. Smooth finish. easy-drinking and decent. fmbrewing (12) - Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
This smoky beer is one of the best scotch ale’s in Madison. It hits your nose as you tip your glass to drink and the flavor rocks! StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Pretty garnet in color, like a glowing rose. Oily, web-cast head and similar lacing tracts. We’ve still got some laundromat aroma, along with some wafts of sweet caramel and grenadine syrup. Sweet, bing cherry flavor couple with rye. Some caramel, butterscotch and cedar. I’m beginning to believe that their beers are very conservative so they don’t offend. I think they could make the flavor leap and go all out, but I have yet to see a committed effort from these guys. Indistinguishable malt monster clusterf*ck finish. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Brown Coloring with White Skin. Malty Aroma. Sweet Taste...Malty and a Bit Stale as Well. Tart and Dry Ending. badgerben (5355) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Dark copper color with a thin head. Mutty malt aroma. Sweet malt taste with a bit of an alcohol zing. Some kind of nut is lurking in the background; walnut? Very smooth. Tasty, but if it’s going to be a 99 shilling brew it should land a knockout punch.
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Festival tap: Very creamy and thick bodied beer with big notes of scotch malts and a nice firey alcoholic finish. A bit over the top, but the malts do make their presence known. tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Yes, it looks the part, but if you’re in Madison, I’d recommend the Great Dane’s Scottish Ale over Angelic’s. Hell, just go to the Great Dane instead of Angelic. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
RERATE: I’ve had this beer three or four times and every time it has been of decent quality. I gave it an overall rate of "3" before. Last night, however, I had a pint that was awful. There was a big taste of grape cough syrup, insipid aroma, drank like a soda pop...I’m not sure if it was the batch or the lines, but I’ve never had a beer that tasted like this before. Because of this, I _have_ to rate it down a few notches.
deep ruby body, sweet ripe and a bit fruity. carmel, noticeable alcohol content. somewhat scotchy JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Dark brown with a tan thin head. Aroma of heavy malt, light peat and alcohol. Heavy malt sweetness starts the sip with roasted malt and light peat later. The darker malt and alcohol dominate in the finish. I do prefer the balance of a good 80. mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2003
It looks the part sure, but the aroma is awfully faint and the beer itself is pretty insipid - sweet, but not enough nuttiness.