overall
72
49
style
RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our tribute to the Scottish-Highlands, this beer offers a gorgeous garnet color joined by the aroma of ripe plums and freshly-baked biscuits. The rich, full-bodied texture reveals notes of roasted chestnuts and caramel in the smooth single-malt style brew. Balanced with just the right amount of hop character, this beer delights with crisp alcohol finish.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


musinj6's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a dark translucent brown with 1 finger creamy tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a little lacing. Hints of caramel, toasted hops, bread. Boozy for sure with some woodiness to it. Some spruce and grassy hops underlying the malty front. Chewy, medium to full body with lively moderate carbonation. Sweet in the front with a little bitterness coming in thereafter. Long, bitter finish with some tobacco at the hind end. This is a pretty good scotch ale. Addendum: After reading the description (which I try to do only after), I do agree with the taste of dark fruits/plums.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (530) - East Lansing, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottled. Pours brown with malty boozy aroma. Caramel and malt with quite present alcohol. A bit thin and cool taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (355) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark reddish brown beer with a thin creamy tan head. Nose of cocoa, chestnuts, and toasted brown bread. Flavor is more potent than the aroma with roasted dark grain, unsweetened dark chocolate, and bitter almonds finished with a toasty bitterness that lingers a bit, but becomes a bit acrid over time. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (10892) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. From the Arcadia Ales, Kalamazoo, MI. Dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan head. Sweet malt, mild hops, some farmyard and dryness in the aroma. Sweet malt, alcohol, Coke, hops, bitterness and cough drops in the flavor. I don't like this much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (446) - - JUL 5, 2016
Aromas of caramel and toffee with some berries too. Taste is heavy on the caramel, toffee, vanilla cream, and berries.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2339) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2016
Brown pour thin off white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is also sweet. Some caramel. Alcohol is masked. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coburn_c (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Smells like caramel malt. Looks like Coke. Tastes like watery caramel malt. Feels like velvet water. This is my favorite dark beer at the moment. It is ridiculously drinkable. Not too sweet, not heavy, not boozy or bitter. Just a little bit of all the right things and 8%ABV. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41313) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From tap. Pours dark brown, deep orange glare, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Sweet, roasted, caramelish, breadish. Light bitter, sweet malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4857) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/20/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, cocoa, light peat smoke/tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roasted notes as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scotch ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1362) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Deep chestnut pour, medium foamy off-white head, okay lacing. Sort of a muted caramel, malty nose, like candy from the county fair. Mouth is where it earns its keep: medium sweet, chewy malt, maple sugar candy, raisins, dates, caramel, toasted pumpernickel, mild bitterness balances everything out. Not a homerun in all areas, but tastes delicious, which is what counts most.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1393) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz. bottle served in a tumbler- poured a somewhat transparent black with a heavy tint of maroon when held to a light source. Various size frog eyes upon the liquid surface- no head, no ring. Aroma of peat, scotch, and hardwood nuts. Hits the mouth with a wide and hard body, malt is appropriate for the size and style, middle has some mass to it, finish has some plum, earth, and peat to it. Delightful to say the least.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 45
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5