FROTHINGSLOSH (8164) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a small white head that lingered and produced nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a light fruity undertone. The flavor is sweet, malty, lightly roasty, and lightly smoky with a nice fruity presence underneath. The finish was long, malty and fruity. Medium body. Quite nice. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle: Ruby color, average head and lacing. The nose is sweet with malt and creamy fig and syrup. The flavor is balanced, sweet though, caramel, tasty. A bit rich and caraeml dough and a rich sweet finish. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
This brewery seems to make beers according to style, restrained and easy to drink yet with some subtlety. This scottish ale is less malt-forward than most, starting very mild with malt and chocolate notes and nose of molasses. Late malt sweetness lingers. jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
on tap-pours an offwhite head with dark amber color. Aroma is sweet. Taste is dark sweet fruit, roasty, malty. Not my taste. FlacoAlto (4221) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Concentrated amber color with ruby highlights are topped by a frothy, half-finger thick (and I tried to summon more), tan colored head. The aroma is sweet with malt notes being prominent. Concentrated notes of caramel and toffee mix with notes of toasted caramel bread. There is a note here that seems to remind me of diacetyl; it is a butterscotch type note that is almost buttery. This could just be the malt character, but I think that there is some diacetyl here as well. It is light enough to just add to the complexity of the aroma though.
PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
The taste is fairly dry up front, but picks some sweetness through to the finish where it is most apparent. This beer has a bit of a phenolic edge to it that seems like it might be derived from a bit of peat smoked malt. The beer is actually pretty light on the palate, but it is quite rich and flavorful with lots of malt character. Again notes of toffee and caramel are prominent in the flavors, but it is not just this, some light roasted grain notes and some interesting toasted grain notes round out a full suite of malt character that is a bit more complex than I have described.
On Tap: G-Lodge in Philly: Malty aroma with some roast notes. Much the same in the flavor with the malt coming on stronger than I thought it would. Not great by any means but drinkable. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle from kramer17801. Pours ruby red with a tan dissipating head. Smells citrussy with some yogurt and an overwhelming metallic aroma. Tastes citrussy with tarte notes and some nuttiness thrown in. Some wet dog elements on the finish. Doesn’t even resemble a scotch ale. OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
On tap at brewpub in gettysburg, color was a deep garnet with tan lacing. Aroma was of caramel and malt with a touch of hops. Flavor was a surprising sweet caramel. Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear brownish color. Much malt and bread. Some sweetness,malt and roasted flavor, but although it trys to be robust it falls short and ends up being this and watery, especially for this style. 2 of 6 from Kramer17801. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Not bad but not crazy about this beer. Needs to be taken up a notch like many of the beers here, however Scotch is a demanding style and so I feel like this came up short. Did not light my fire.