Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a pretty cloudy and hazy dark amber-copper color that was almost brown with a ruby hue and a good-sized foamy white head with shorter retention, good cling and lacing. its aroma featured roasty caramel and barley malt along with some light toffee and bits of pine and grainy hops. The taste was mostly a sweet caramel-toffee blend with a slightly roasty burnt taste and a mild and subtle grainy bitterness. It had a fairly full and thick mouthfeel with a somewhat creamy body and average to low carbonation. Weevo (176) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2017
22oz bottle from beer club. Pours amber with thin tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a taste of carmel. Smooth on the pallet. Liked this one.
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On tap at Ballast Point Little Italy. Dark amber with a small head. On the sweet side with fruit, caramel and light roasted notes. The body was medium as was the bitterness. Dmcman85 (1) - - JAN 24, 2017 does not count
I will admit bias towards this style of beer but the flip side of that is that this is one of the few beers that truly changes depending on how it is served. Whether it be bottled,on tap or on a nitro tap, it seems to evolve. My favorite method is on Nitro which for me isn’t a common thing to say, but if you find a place that has a keg of this on nitro,sit down and be ready to be surprised.
It comes out a dark amber colour and holds a commendable amount of carbonation for a style that is typically known to go flat fast, the pour methods previously mentioned seem to extend both the time and bring out subtleties in the brew that otherwise seem to lost from the bottle.
From the bottle it seems to be smooth yet consistently sharp as it finishes in terms of palate, which if consumed with a good pairing or used in cooking a meal like a beef stew with a sour dough bread bowl (something I have done often), can be very rewarding.
Considering its potential to be bitter,it seems very balanced, healthy amount of malt,carbonation,smooth taste,sharp finish,tendency to lace well and over all holds a profile that lends itself to be either consumed directly or used in cooking year round. Next experiment will be to use it for beer battered fried chicken. decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Hazy brown pour with offf white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral notes. Flavor is sweet malt with a pungent sour. Fizzy and bitter to me
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is pumpkin and spice. Medium body, pumpkin, caramel, light finish, good.
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Poured copper, foamy off white head. Aroma was sweet malts, bread, brown sugar. Taste was medium sweet, malty, bread, nutty. Troupis (261) - - JAN 15, 2017
A solid Scottish ale without some of the artificial flavors that often plague this genre. If you're looking for a solid no-nonsense Scottish this is a winner.
Had this after 12 mile run so possible it tastes like piss but everything tastes good right now.
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A very nice Scottish Ale. Nice and malty. Caramel, sweet bread, raisins and brown sugar. Thick mouthfeel. PugUglyBrewer (742) - - DEC 25, 2016
A dialed in Scottish ale. Perfectly engineered with a raisiny, sweet bread pairing with a smooth caramel malt in the aroma and flavor make this extremely enjoyable.