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. Darkover (1542) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Dark red/brown with a thick tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roast and malt with some bitterness in the finish. POD (198) - USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Beatiful dark brick red pour with huge frothy thick head. Aroma was of roast malt. My first taste left foam on my nose and a "Got Milk" mustache! Very suprising flavor! I actually thought that I was drinking a chocolate stout! Smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Flavor was burnt cooking chocolate and malt. The finish was a nice dry bitter chocolate. I really enjoyed this drink and can’t wait to try it again. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
In short: A superior (way superior) Scottish Ale. Superb session beer.Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2008
How: Tap at Surly Girl Salon (a few miles north of the Columbus Brewing brewpub)
The look: Clear amber body with a small beige head
In long: Crisp toffee, creamy caramel and dried fruits are the upfront flavours. Light woody touch, tree bark and some dry raisins. Something about the hopping makes this beer a stand-out. It’s got this fluffy dry tree leaves finish that works very well with the rest of the beer. It was about my 12th pint of the day and I still went through it like if it was my first one. Truly an excellent session beer. Certainly one of the best Scottish Ale I’ve ever had. So good in fact that even a Scottish would be happy to pay for one… almost.
Bottle: This is actually a pretty tasty beer. Pours a deep amber, aroma is toasted nuts and caramel malts. Flavor is crisp and sweet, a little hollow, traces of popcorn, caramel malts, and dark sugars. Very good.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2006
8/17/06: Bottle. Dogbrick (13535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Roasted malt nose. Body is garnet brown with a tan head. Lacing clings to glass. Flavors include malt, caramel and hops. Notes of smoke with a touch of bitter black coffee. Finish is slightly bitter and relatively long.
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. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
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.
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
<font size=-4>On draught at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/ohio/columbus/colum Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, Ohio 43215</font>
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. kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to ogglethorp. Pours a clear dark brown with small brown head. Nice toasted malty aroma. Flavor is somewhat roasted up front of coffee with a nice hinst of caramel. Medium body with just a touch of smoke. Very nice balance of flavors.