DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle - tried this one a year ago - 9/7/05. Nice, but rather bitter at first, without other qualities. Probably was too cold (maybe 40-45F). Sweet malt flavor came out as it warmed. Bitterness was obvious up front but faded in the aftertaste. No hop aroma though (fittingly for a Scottich Ale). kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a fizzy one finger white head that faded to a thin film quickly. Aroma is all malt with some toasted and toffee notes. A little bit of oxidation creeping in. Flavor is malt dominated as well, but not a whole lot interesting going on. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a moderate level of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was drinkable but extremely uninspiring. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Translucent copper with a fuzzy grayish tan head. Aroma sets the stage for reservation. Roasted pecans, honeycomb, peat, moderate cocoa powder and grapenuts give a quasi-scotchy feel while spiced ginger chews hint at the cascade presence. Flavor washes in with a spicy dimension, weaving through chocolate, peat and tin. Diluted toffee bark with a red pepper catch serve as livening agents at the tongue’s sides. Butterscotch folds into brown sugar and praline cream, and then sodden cardboard comes to call. Medium-bodied and simply boring. It could be great, but it’s a little too late for that. Waxy ginger cream, chocolate, toffee and peat meet in the end. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Nice clear copper color with small white head. Aroma is a bit weak consisting of roasted and grainy malts. I can taste two or three malt varieties in the flavor profile. Just beyond midway some bitter hops join the party. Nice refreshing light weight beer. Really sad to learn Grant’s is gone. They made good beer. When they came out with the Fresh Hop Ale, like 10 years ago, it was a real eye opener. Almost no beers like it at the time. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2006
In the bottle. I’m mad because this was a right fine beer and now my last bottle is empty. Amber/dark gold with a strong fluffy off-white head. A beautiful beer in the glass. Really good toasted malty aroma. Flavor has a great smoothness to its bittering hops, as though Old Bert may have engaged in exclusive late hopping. Caramel and nuttiness, but not citrusy. This is thick and mellow. The good they die young.
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2006
from the bottle. poured a nice amber with a small off white head that left no lacing. aroma malts, alot of sweetness, hops, brown sugar comes out nicely. flavor got about the same as aroma with some drtness in the finish. not to bad BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2006
[Bottle – Johns Market, Portland Oregon]bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Not a Bad brew. Might have sat for over 6 months poured a nice amber color a good head and did not smell light affected. Liked the underlying aromas of hops and malts. Had a very good flavor and drank very easy. Did not expect this to taste so good. They bottled very well. Adios Bert Grant’s
this was another my friend pulled from the back of the fridge. probably been sitting for years. poured you guessed it slight amber with a non descript white head. little nose of earthen mustiness. on the palate metallic extract of a thin malty character. weak! wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
from a 12oz. orange with a small white head that disappears quickly. toasty aroma with a hint of piney hops. very flat weak flavor. somewhat sweet with some bitter toast. thin body and a bitter dry finish. i thought that this beer was pretty bad. it reminded me of a weak watery amber ale. Drew1966 (5) - USA - MAR 19, 2006 does not count
This beer is hoppier than I would expect for a Scottish style ale, but still had a malty aroma and flavor. Not bad.