Dorkenstein (547) - - OCT 7, 2015 Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a growler at the brewery. Pours a deep amber with good clarity. The off-white head slowly disipates to a thin ring. The aroma is earthy with malt, cola, peat, and a mild fruitiness. Malty flavor with a low hop bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation. The finish is fairly dry. Very nice Scottish ale.
Aromas of mixed berries and malt. Taste is berries, vanilla, caramel, a little char. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Mahogany pour with a light beige head. Aroma is smoked malt. Taste is creamy, light smoke, little sweet. OK tasting. Not full bodied. blah lacing. Carlisle (749) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft. Brown color with a touch of red. Thin tan head dissipates quickly; some minimal lacing. Malt in the nose. Malt up front with caramel and a touch of chocolate and smoke; some alcohol present as well. Medium-long finish of malt with some alcohol.
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Dark red pour with frothy light tan head that dissipated quickly. Sweet with hint of chocolate and caramel with a slightly bitter malty aftertaste. Decent scottish ale. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
16oz can, from Big Red in Indianapolis. Canned on 4/18/14. Mostly clear very dark red color. Finger of khaki head. Leaves good, thicker sheets of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good full mouthfeel, with a creamy texture. Lightly dry finish. Good vanilla, caramel, dark fruit aromas. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, kind of earthy. Just a light bit of alcohol warmth. Good chocolate aromas. Impressive scotch ale. Good to enjoy with my dinner.
thedm (6189) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-hazy dark cola brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty bready and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish with a lingering malty aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of bitter sweet hops malt and bread dough. An OK brew just nothing special. Dogbrick (13040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Clear brown color with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, sweet caramel and mild floral hops. The finish is sweet with a short grainy malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Pretty sure there is an infection setting in. Aroma has a faint acetic twang, a loss of other elements and a light musk. Flavor not as bad. Still lots of caramel coming out but it’s more like sweetness and emptiness after that. Would like to retry a fresh better bottle. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
tap at Three Fires Sep 13, 2013 - Pours dark amber with minimal head and a malty aroma with some alcohol and a touch of fruit. The flavor is sweet with caramel and some mild hops bitterness that carries into the finish. It’s medium bodied. Pretty good. wlajwl (6817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Aroma is fruit, spices and a rather odd tangy twang. The flavor is fruit, garden vegetables/salad, spices and a tangy/tart/sourish finish.