snoworsummer (6067) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours perfectly clear medium brown with a thin creamy beige head. Tastes malty and nutty, with hints of caramel and toffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells nutty and bready. sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Tap at Gettysburg brewpub. Pours clear brown with a slight ruby tint and creamy light beige head. Aroma is cookie malts, light berry esters, light brown sugar, light plum, and faint toast. Flavor is bready malt base, dark fruit ester sweetness, and faint floral hops; a little thin with a semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Theydon_Bois (20612) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Scottish Ale - my favourite ! Rates a rate I guess ... Tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit, Xmas cake, brown sugars, toffee.
Taste follows, dark toffee and malty.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure.
So so, as good is usually gets for this non style. MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Deep copper-brown color, slightly cloudy. Rich malty, slightly sweet aroma. Good - definitely malty with some roastiness too.
***ETA*** this description was for the first beer in the case. Unfortunately, about half the bottles were SOUR - ie infected. Original score was close to 4, but such a bad thing nukes the score. That it turned out like that is absolutely not acceptable. floydslip (422) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Deep reddish brown beer with a thin white head of small bubbles. Nose is virtually non-existent with some barely discernible sweet malt notes. Flavor is definitely on the sweet side, although not overwhelmingly so, with some nutty caramel flavors that are pretty tasty followed by a light bitterness that gives a touch of contrast. There isn’t much else there, but what is there is pretty good. I enjoyed the taste, but the lack of aroma really drags it down.
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Mild Caramel, Mild Chocolate Malts
T: Caramel, German Malts, Mild Chocolate
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Semi Drying
Overall, a light Scotch Ale that isn’t overly sweet and very drinkable, mild hop character mixed in. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a big pillowy off-white foam head that lingers. Sweet maltly aroma with notes of roasty malts and toffee. Flavor was malty and roasted with an almost sourdough bread taste and a slightly smoky element. It finishes with a bitterness which leaves with an aftertaste of the same. Body is medium to full with light carbonation DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a clear, brown/amber color with a lighter tan color along the bottom of the glass. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, yeast, caramel, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, yeast, slight sweet malt, slight caramel, hint of dark citrus, and slight grain. Overall, a good body, blend, and aroma. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a small beige head. Follows the nose with toasty caramel malt flavor with a touch of peat. Light body, average carbonation. can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Sweet, reddish tinge, I expected more smoky notes, but this was still a decent attempt. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the style.