Oakes (17643) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2000
It’s not a Scottish Ale, but it’s still pretty good stuff. bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes. Pours amber. Aroma of malt and hop. Tastes a bit sweet. Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma was solid with tones of sweet and bitter malts. Flavor was complex with the malt and hops that lasted with strong finish. The third best brew from this house. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral. Taste is mild sweet, some malty caramel, light smokiness. Nice medium body. Quite good. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Light brown ale with a thin white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with pine.Sweet nutty malt with a nice hoppy end, with citrus notes halfway. Lighter bodied than expected.
Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2002
A lot more hops than I would have expected. I was looking to get a foamy malty Ale but that was not the case. Putting expectations aside, it was still a good beer. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2004
On tap. Light amber in color. Sweet smells with light hops. Sweet malty taste with light hoppy bitterness. Nothing special. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Sparkling clear amber ale with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, off-white head. Nice malt aroma with notes of caramel, butterscotch and spruce. Well-balanced flavor with a malty, woodsy, piney flavor. Some butterscotch notes as well. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. With all the hops, it's a good brew, but not really true to the style. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/10/1996jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Clean amber color, strong malt aroma with a hint of peat, strong malt flavor with a mixture of peat and , bitter hop aftertaste, too bitter for a scottish, more like an esb
Score: ii to iii
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle. I am frequently disappointed with Scottish Ales since despite knowing better, I expect a Scotch Ale, and this was one of those cases. Orangey red body with a smallish off whitehead. Sort of funky yeast and malt aroma is muted. Ok palate, touch watery. Flavour is mediocre, some malt, but it has a funky note that reminds me a bit of things I found in the Grant’s mandarin. A house characterisic perhaps?