bigben873 (258) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016 AcctError12410 (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn. i can’t believe my mom scored this beer for me while on a cruise of the Northeast. She blind-picked a doozie. Nice cola-colored, filtered body. short tan head. the flavor was smooth, with pronounced smokiness. hops were almost indetectable. a very drinkable, malty treat, with a wonderful complex flavor. thanks mom!
Caught between being a scotch ale (as it is categorized) and a Scottish ale (as it is named). Definitely has the scotch taste but not the nice smooth maltiness. tekstr1der (495) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2016
This is the second offering from these folks that I must assume is spoiled. The pour is dark with minimal head. Aroma is vinous with a strong peat pretense. Flavor is that of red wine that’s opened too long - slightly vinegar, and sour grape. The fizziness of carbonation just make this seem like a bad wine cooler. Really a shame, as Scottish ales are one of my favorite styles, and I had big hope. But between this and the Real Ale, I’m thinking either they have serious quality control issue, or just make really awful beer. Slubgob (338) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle into glass. Opaque dark brown. Sweet malt with a touch of hops on the nose, in the mouth very full. A bit sweet, almost cloying. Moderate finish, leaves a bit if stickiness. Ok, comes scoffs as a higher ABV red, and I want it to be easier going. jrodooo5 (1689) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Attractive w/ very nice aroma. The taste is just a touch underwhelming. It has that boozy Scottish feel but is lacking in the caramel that makes scots great. Still a sold beer as a whole tho! Franckg (1780) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Bien malté. On sent un petit côté fumé. Assez douce en bouche et un goût de café s’installe en finale
asheft (3098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Sweet light molasses aroma with a fruity and herbal floral character. Opaque dark, ruddy brown under a quickly dropping off-white sheet. Sweet brown sugar flavour with low bitterness and very faint fruitiness. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, sweet finish. WVHouseofBeer (1073) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with a frothy tan khaki head. Light aromas of smoked peat, toffee and caramel. Tastes more of the same with the caramel sweetness a little more pronounced. Good thick body. Overall a good solid beer but not spectacular. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Dark brown colour, thin tan head. Not a strong aroma, faint smoked peat, spring water. Taste is very mild, brown ale malt, kind of. Thick and creamy body. Overall, I didn’t get much from this, but what there was wasn’t bad. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown body with a finger of tan foamy head, no lacing.
The smell was smoky/ roasty through light coffee, light chocolate, and malts.
The taste was mostly sweet, eventually gets some bitter qualities through previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, was pretty smooth, sessionable, bitter yet somewhat sweet aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this was a pretty good Scottish ale Id probably have again. Slipstream (2661) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
On draft at City Swiggers. A malty, lightly smoky & bitter Scot, pretty dry for the style. Solid, but unspectacular.