Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Sláinte pours a dark brown with some blood red at the edges, especially when held to the light. It had an awesome three fingers worth of head that is khaki brown and is retained a fairly long time before it settles to a film on the beer. Lacing is light to moderate and carbonation does seem evident.
Smell: Upfront I smell a sweet malty beer. I am getting toasted bread, caramel and some smoke in there, too.
Taste: A bready toasted note with a sweet malty taste is the prominent flavors here. I’m also getting molasses and a brown sugar mixed with a finish of smoke and a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy feel to this one. It does go down easy and has a nice amount of carbonation that seems to help cut some of the sweetness. There is no note of the alcohol.
Overall: Not my favorite style I must admit but this one is enjoyable if you’re in the mood for a rich, sweet, malty beer.
vyvvy (6131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours dark mahogany with a tan head. The aroma is light with caramel, toffee and more rich maltiness than usual. It has a medium body that’s rich for the style. It is much richer than normal for the style with deep toasted malt and aroma notes. Really now.
sawbuck (684) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet rich malt, caramel, Reddish dark brown color with an off white head. Sweet up front. Brown sugar, caramelized caramel, some smoky char also. Bitterness is dry and faint. Echo of sweetness comes in again on the finish. Sweetness coats your throat as it goes down. Slightly slick mouth feel. Not bad, but a bit too sweet.
drpimento (3317) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearances soul soul with an opaque black brown color small short-lived head no less. Aroma is mild, malty and traditional Scotch ale.
Flavor is like nose. Body is okay but carbonation is a little fizzy. Finish is decent.
JPDIPSO (6002) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany brown color with a smaller, but lasting light tan head. Toasted grains, brown sugar, dark candi and, raw sugar. Toasted malt flavors start, with a light earthiness. Hints of herbal hops in the middle. Long finish and linger of sweet toasted malts. Quite thick in feel, nearly too chewy. 10/11
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, 3/27/16. Dark brown, medium tan head, decent retention. Aroma of caramel and berries. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, toffee, berries. Thin bodied.
MrTipple (4002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark malts, bourbon, molasses. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More caramel and bread malts, bourbon, molasses, rich, dark malts, light alcohol, full bodied, soft carbonation. Very nice aroma, well-balanced, great Scotch Ale. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.
commonshawn (1139) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Tap at Butcher and boar with commonmac. Rated with a cold. Bumped pint. Dark red brown with white head. Raisin nose. Sweet dark fruit raisin fig plum flavors. More Belgian than Scottish in a way. Sweet and sugary. Nice full body. Surprised by how this tasted. Nice.
commonmac (1141) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Butcher and the Boar in a bumped pint glass. Dark reddish brown with almost tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with a bubblegum and tropical fruit characteristic. Taste follows suit with plenty of sugary fruits working with a heavy malty cereal backbone. Tart dark fruit reminiscent of Belgian dubbel is coming to mind. Molasses and caramel notes. Smooth and full bodied. Surprised by this effort. Pretty tasty with more vibrancy than a typical Scottish ale. Good one to try if you have the chance. Slainte!
trapped (2690) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen. Dark brown with reddish tint, decent sized creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, high carbonation, slightly bitter caramel taste with alcohol undertones,thin body, medium bitter caramel finish. Decent but not great.
mansquito (5855) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rattle n Hum, NYC tap: pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasty, some caramel, little earth, and light druit. Taste is somewhat sweet with some minor hoppage. Not too sweet. Chewy. Abv was 7.5 according to the bar. Seemed more realistic than 5.2.