Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12/3/2013. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel and dark fruit. Bitter flavors at first with caramel and fruit showing through. The finish have some sweetness to it. CH-303 (2382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Appearance: Deep brown, clear. Small light tan head. bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma: Malt, roasted, caramel.
Taste: Dark malt, caramel, sweetness, rich, toasted. Prunes?
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Pours a rusty mahogany into the glass, with a fizzy cola head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of sweet caramel and woody notes. Flavors are toffee, caramel and light esters with a sweet, woody mouth that finishes with alcohol warmth. The palate is active with carbonation, has a full body and provides an oily mouthfeel. Slightly boozy, but otherwise, a nice example of the Scottish Wee Heavy. Good things happening at this brewery. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at State Line. Pours a deep rich mahogany color with a one finger light cream head, with heavy lace and light retention. Aroma has notes of caramel and toffee with a little bit of dark fruit presence. The taste follows with more of the caramel and toffee flavors. The dark fruits come out more in the finish along with some hop bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation, slightly creamy. Foxbush (2119) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle at The Outpost Lexington. This was an afterthought while visiting the attractive tasting room and brewery in Lexington, VA. The Scotch Ale poured an attractive mahogany color with a small off white head that dissipated to a collar around the glass. The sweet aroma of caramel malts and almond greet you. The flavor was more complex with brown sugar, almonds and dried apple. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. The finish had no bitterness but some lingering almonds and sweet caramel. By the way they are expanding the capacity at this location. Christmas beer 2016. Nice sweet aroma. The head quickly disappears.
Luvystypotables (2080) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
No aroma, dark amber colour, no head. Pleasant taste of malt. Sweet palate of malt and syrup. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
A good wee heavy with a lot of spruce and cedar. Medium finish. Nice weight. Perhaps not as bitter as it should be to fall on the scottish side of a red ale. zizzybalubba (1887) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA (listed as 8% ABV on the label). Pours light brown with minimal head and shows reddish-orange highlights in the glass. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, and light floral hops. The flavor contains the malty sweetness I expect from this style, has undercurrents of chocolate, yet there is just enough citrus and floral hop flavor to keep this from becoming too cloying. The alcohol content is perfect letting you know it is there but certainly not overdone. I have had beers in this category that I like better but none that represented the style more perfectly. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Distillery in Savannah. The appearance is a dark brown with a reddish tint. The head is a small off-white color. The aroma is all caramel malt. The taste is matches the nose except there is some vanilla in there. mike5326 (1786) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Clear auburn color, no head. Syrup and malt aroma. Sweet medium bodied scotch ale with a light finish.
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