ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Appearance: On the dark side of the amber spectrum, essentially clear, with an ivory-hued head.
jbruner (4694) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Smell: Breadcrust with a slight burnt edge to it, a bit of fruitiness with raisin and apricot, and the faintest hint of caramel.
Taste: Waterlogged toasted bread given a small, sweet kiss of caramel. Soft estery fruitiness. Near nil hop character and bitterness. Fairly clean, neutral finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s what you’d expect from a Scottish Ale!
Pours a deep copper on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of caramel malt, hint of smoke, and vanilla. Taste is more towards the smoke and vanilla, but nice balance. Good carbonation, creamy mouth. Solid for the style, but nothing great. chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2014
From pitcher to mug.
Pours is clear and both redder and lighter than usual for style.
The smokey aspect is more obvious in the nose than in tasting.
O: Excellent all around, and moderately interesting, making this a great session beer. Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of toffee, raisins. Taste is sweet toffee. Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Ale on tap. Poured a deep ruby brown with a tan head, little lace. Aroma of roasted sweet malt, some earthy notes. Taste is a little bready, with lots of malt, caramel, and some faint spice. Mouth is medium, and the finish is mild. Overall, another solid brew from Matt and crew.
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
on tap-pours a tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/peat. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-molasses/peat, secondary flat hops bite. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Dark brown. Roasted malt and lightly smokey. Light to medium in body and fairly dry for the sweetness level. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Date: 01/28/2006goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Source: Brewfest, Atlanta Cask
Appearance: dark amber, thin tan head,
Aroma: nice smokey aroma with some sweet carmel malt character,
Body: medium body,
Flavor: dry carmel malt flavor with some slightly sour earthy peat character,
Score: 2.9 to 3.4
Appearance: clear very dark ruby red, creamy tan head, lota of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with a smokey earthy peat character,
Flavor: dark caramel malt flavor with a nice sweetness that’s well balanced by the earthy character that comes out of a smokey peat, light fruity tartness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
On cask at the 2006 Atlanta Cask Ale Fest Poured a hazy copper color with a medium sized beige head. Toasted malt aroma is sweet with some grape and nuttiness. Flavor is fruity, nutty and sweet. A touch of smoke can be found swimming around in there. Light to medium body. Pretty tasty. RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2006
On cask at the 2006 Atlanta Cask Ale Fest. Pours medium to dark brown. Aroma is roasty malt with a little bit of peat smoke. Flavor is much the same and a bit nutlike. Very smooth on the palate, pretty nice. Goes well on cask.