TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
This might be a really old bottle as the exp. date is April/08... but it’s actually quite good and I don’t usually dig winter ales. The malt smell is absolute, its like somebody is doing a wert boil and the galss. There is some molasses and spice smell too. A dark reddish brown that maintains head throughout. After the boldness of smell the taste is a bit reserved, the malt takes a moment to come on in flavour and the peakiness of the aroma doesn’t translate to the flavour. It tastes smooth and even throughout the palate. If I have to be festive, I think this is my ticket! zsb19 (480) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle (12 oz.) - Pours thick dark amber with foamy off-white head with a good amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Palate is a medium to thin, very smooth with a touch of carbonation. Upfront taste is caramel and malt sweetness. Follow through is more of the same with a hint of nuttiness. Aftertaste brings out a nice touch of piney hops. Overall, a very good Scottish Ale. Very sweet and malty throughout and perfect for a cold winter day. jhgrantjr (478) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap at Amerigos. Pours a light brownish color with small head. Aroma is malty and taste is sweet with a little bitterness on the end. Decent.
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Not bad but mostly forgettable. Has a nice caramel aroma and a sweet flavor. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Dark caramel in color. Sweet caramel and biscuit in the nose. Some raisins, and biscuits in flavor folowed by dark caramels. No detectable hop flavor.
bconch (471) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Nose had almost a sourness to it. Not sure if bad bottle or not. Taste is sweet malts. Finish is dry and sweet. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Huge foamy caramel colored head atop a copper-orange brew. Aroma is cherry-wheat, fruity. Very spicy, roasted cherry malted flavor. Finish is cherry and pepper. Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours a light brown with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor of brown sugar and caramel. Not awful, but not something to go out of your way for. Luckily, it is pretty commonly available so that you don’t have to go out of your way for it. nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle pours a darker copper with a semi head. Tastes smells of caramel, roasty, floral, spices, malt. light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, not bad not great was surprised to see it was a scotch ale. mribm (463) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
This is a malty, sweet, biscuit tasting beer that is delicious and goes well with hearty wintertime foods (i.e. beef stew, soups, etc.). There is nothing really outstanding about this beer, however it tastes good and makes a good session beer.