trentejgordon (9) - - DEC 16, 2017 does not count jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a Scotch ale, this could be better. The alcohol, for me, is way too low. The nose is weak and mostly watery hops. There isn’t much malt or dark flavors in this; it’s very hop forward. Watery and thin mouth feel. Could be better.
Pours a cloudy caramel. I didn’t get much of an aroma. One of the smoother Scotch Ales out there. Smooth going down but didn’t like the aftertaste on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bytemesis (9497) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy chestnut, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, nutty, rich, coffee notes. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This beer is getting no love, but I thought it was solid. sawbuck (778) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 Nice aroma of rich toffee malt. Deep dark red color with a thick tan head. Very sweet up front. Complex toffe mixed with dark fruit tones. Bitterness is dry and earthy and balances sweetness. Slightly slick with a mild bitter finish. Nice change from typical Christmas brews. higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Malt forward. Odd spicy notes. cloves? I didn't care for it because of the spices.
Sorry, I had to upload these old ratings. They were for me, not for uploading. And also I need 75 characters, hence this sentence.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hopper8 (259) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 It's maybe not as bad as it's been rated before. It's got great drinkability and it's a decent scotch Ale. The malts are nice and the Hops give a fun piney character to a Christmas beer. Overall though it just lacks complexity and a real incredible flavor. Utterly drinkable, but falls a little short.
bwy (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Nothing Christmas stands out. Extremely misleading. In terms of a Scotch Ale, it works.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 63 MBlessing (1628) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Helles leicht trübes braun schöner schaum, im Geruch viel Getreide malzig süß würzig, im Geschmack würzig malzig süsslich aber auch herb saurer Abgang , ok aber nichts so tolles DrNosha (2833) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
12oz Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier mit flüchtigem Schaum. Laut Edikett ein Scottish Ale. Es riecht nach geschrotetem Korn. Antrunk Körner und Malz. Recht schlicht. DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Pours a copper color with a very light khaki head. Caramel and toffee nose with a hop note or two. Heavy mouthfeel. Rich caramel flavor. Finishes with a bit of hoppiness. voyageurmike (520) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
12 oz bottle from liquor store in Macon. No way this is a legit Scottish ale. Copper colored with spicy caramel sweet taste, and mildly cloying finish. Not awful but surprisingly not up to the standard of this brewery.