TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Jolly Scot 80-(shilling) Scottish Ale. This beer has a very interesting history. Harrisburg, PA was settled by Irish, Scottish, and German immigrants, and Appalachian Brewing Company, is not the first Harrisburg brewery to brew a beer called Jolly Scot. In fact, their beer, is a tribute to the original Jolly Scot beer that was brewed in Harrisburg for decades by the R.H. Graupners Brewery that closed in 1950. This is an absolutely delicious, malty Scottish ale, with lots of flavor and character.
The Jolly Scot Scottish Ale pours to a beautiful, deep caramel to ruby red color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with lots of big sweet malt aromas of caramel, toffee, and light toasty aromas. The palate is firm, with lots of good sweet and caramel malty flavors, paired with flavors of buttered toast, and just a hint of butter scotch/toffee in the back ground. Jolly Scot finishes with more sweet malty flavors up front, then ends with just enough hop bitterness to balance this beer, so it is not too sweet or cloying.
This is a delicious, very malt accented brew. I was very impressed with this beer. cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
12oz bottle from a variety pack.. pretty damn good if I must say so... A dark amber appearance with nice head. A faint caramel aroma. beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Aroma: Nice, sweet malty nose. No hop, which is ok for style.
Appearance: Light brown color, with a slight tinge of red.
Flavor: Caramelly, sweet malt flavor dominates throughout the glass. Very slight hopping. Somewhat smoky in the finish which adds a little complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium light mouthfeel.
Overall: Very malty and too style. Very solid Scottish Ale. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
This is a good beer. Full bodied and full of flavor, it doesn’t get in the way of what you’re eating and it’s really smooth on the finish. After about a week in the fridge, though, it had lost significant head and carbonation. I was pretty bummed to see how it didn’t keep very long. hopscotch (11044) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It's crystal clear with a beautiful copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head which is fully diminishing and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is extremely rich with huge notes of English milk chocolate, butter, caramel and English toffee. Toasted cashews arise in the nose as an afterthought.
The flavor is very rich and malty up front. It's like drinking a fizzy, liquid Cadbury's Caramello bar. Balanced perfectly on the backside via a very nice hop addition.
Lightly medium-bodied with a creamy yet fizzy mouthfeel. Very lengthy, crisp & clean finish with lingering notes of chocolate and clover. Rose pedals at the very wee end... strange, but true.
Interesting and tasty Scottish Ale! World Class beer and one of my favorites. Highly recommended for MaltHeads!!!
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
My beer of choice at ABC. ndfreak77 (126) - USA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a nice red color with slight carbonation. Nice sweet caramel taste with a good aftertaste. This is probably my favorite ABC beer so far. turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Great Scott, they do make. Big chocolate, carmel, and a hint of roasted nuts. English style hopping, and as far as I could tell, a true to style beer. Cheers to the brewery on this one. smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Had a very hoppy scent to it but didnt really have the hop flavor. A nice sweetness to it that I did not expect. Very happy with this. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2007
12 oz bottle, an extra from beastiefan2k. Thanks man!!! A dark brown color with tan head. Cookie is the first thing I pull out of the aroma, with roasted mat, some mild pine hop, toffee. Flavor is very smoky, medium sweet malt, and only slightly fruity. Medium bodied and lightly carbed that quickly fades, leads to some creaminess. A very heavily malt based beer but with a lot going on.