bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Ruby red poor with slight head that dissipated quickly. Smokey flavour with a hint of grilled apple. Slight carbonation and some hoppy tones. Smooth and worth 90 shillings. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
7/21/2007: Columbus 90 Shilling Ale is malty with a mild sweetness and flavors of chocolate and a hint of dry smoke. The finish is quite dry. This beer is brown with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Medium body, smooth on the palate.frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Draught at Casa Nueva Cantina in Athens, Ohio during the Ohio Brew Week 2007. Rating #16 for this beer...
Served a clear yet thick ruby-hued mahogany with an off-white halo. Peaty-smoked nose with sweet, fruity malts pushing thru. Dry, fluffy mouth. Mid-bodied with a rich flavor of bittersweet malts, light smoke & light German bittering. Long-lasting flavors.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - MAY 9, 2007
<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/colum Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>
As the bottle states, this pours a dark ruby red with a with a huge three fingers worth of foam, even with a gentle pour. The head takes a good while to fade to a thick cap, leaving behind a solid sheet of lace.
Smell; rich caramel and bread dough malts stand pretty nicely, with a bit of a nutty aroma as well. Behind everything though, is a dusty/yeasty aroma that throws it all off a bit.
Taste; caramel, toffee and toasted biscuits get things started, but there’s also a bit of roasted coffee bean flavor as well. Not much in the way of a hop presence, but I wasn’t really expect much to begin with, and in the finish there’s a nice earthiness that I’m really liking right now.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly biting carbonation, and a pretty good drinkability. A bit of a different take on a Scottish ale, and a beer that might not work for me every day, but it did today. BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
Draft from a Growler. Poured with a small frothy, light brown head. Tasted initial of toasted maltiness and a lith hoppy finish. Was very good though alittle flat, because the growler fell over on the ride home.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Massive malt of the nose. Clear copper in color. Nice! Roasted, smokey, scotch flavor. One of the better scottish ales i’ve had. Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Giant, light brown head. Dense and creamy on top. Large and fluffy bubbles below. Good carbonation. Reduces slowly. Fresh cut grass, sweet malts and a hint of smoke. Some vegetal also. Color is a dark brown. Dry and malty with a hint of roastyness. Some unpleasant bitterness in there also. More vegetal overtones and a smoky dryness. Palate is not very pleasing. Finish is dry and bitter. This beer is not as good as the score dictates. blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours a beautiful chocolate color with a nice head. There is a sweet taste to it but I wouldn’t necessarily say a chocolate tase. Not really too heavy and actually quite good Braudog (6669) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Draft 4 oz sample at the brewpub 10/23/06: dark red with a thin wisp cloud on top. Sourness comes on the first swallow -- over the top of a moderately meavy roasiness, almost to the level of a bitter java. Sourness mellows. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
I was a big fan of Hoster’s 90 Shilling Ale when it was around, so seeing another Columbus brewer creating the same style was kind of exciting. The beer is a dark brown-amber with a medium thick light tan head that has pretty good retention. Roasted malt aroma is very prevalent, along with a bit of hops. Medium-bodied with a sweet malty character, plus some caramel and bitter hops. The finish is dry and sweet at first but ending up with a lingering bitterness. Pretty good all around.