radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a dark orange, light copper color with a small white head. Aroma was sweet, caramel and toffee malts. Flavor was some toffee, caramel, touch of alcohol. Not usually a huge fan of Scotch ale, but I found this one was pretty enjoyable and well balanced, no harsh malt character here. drfabulous (7818) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to Michelle. Nice pour. Tan head. Creamy. Light caramel taste to a fairly moderately sweet beer. Sledutah (7494) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to obguthr GenDV138 (7232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours clear dark ruby with a small off-white head, no lacing. Aroma is smoky, caramel, woody and sweet. Flavors caramel, sweet malts, crackers and hot alcohols
A decent Scottish Ale, nice for a cold night.
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Thanks Mike! Dark reddish amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2016
12 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Deep brown/ ruby appearance, thin lasting head. Aroma is layered raisins, toffee, and woody hints. Promising.
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2017
The flavor follows with the layered malt depth, follows the aroma. Good dark fruits and wood, hint of smoke. Body is medium with a creamy texture over the palate. This is proper for the style. Good stuff.
Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby body with a minimal ring of beige head that vanished completely. The nose is heavy sweet maltiness with some light alcohol, smoke, a little fruitiness, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of plum and raisin, some minimal smoke, light roastiness and caramel, a hint of alcohol on the back end. Medium bodied, a little chewy, soft fizzy carbonation. Warming finish. Interesting beer, not the best Scotch ale, but I kinda like it. Braudog (6677) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Muddy brown, thinly topped. Slightly malty aroma. But the big, sugary character is a bit of an initial shock. But this settles into a nicely rounded, fully malted beer, easy to drink yet meaty. Well done. (#5356, 12/9/2013) Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
This one poured a lighter brown with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, toast and grass. Falvor was similar, semi sweet and watery, malty with small hop balance. ben4321 (6422) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12, Listed at 8% & 20 IBUs on the menu
JStax (6365) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Aroma: The nose is mostly caramel and toffee malts with a little bit of booze
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel color with a foamy beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It has the same malt profile as the nose, and it rather malty, a little sweet, and a hint boozy
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), it has a little bit of heat, a lightly dry finish
Though this one was not an absolute winner, it did have some pretty solid components to it, and made for a solid Wee Heavy. I could certainly see drinking it again.
Bottle pour into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear ruby with a beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, caramel, coffee. Taste is pretty sweet. Big body and moderate carbonation.