beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Medium brown color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly peaty. A medium bodied scotch ale. Malts are fruity and smoky. Hops are bitter and a touch grapefruity. Nice scotch ale. Very pleasant smoke and peat flavors. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. nickd717 (4889) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Tap at The Counter in Palo Alto. Pretty average for the style. Deep dark brown color with a small tan head. Sweet malt dominates the aroma, some roastiness. Flavor is really malty with caramel and a little smoke. Pretty average palate for the style - medium-to-full body. RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Brownish red beer with a strong head. It has a sour aroma with a sour and fruity flavour, and hints of smokiness. Overall a reasonable scotch ale, which seems to mean sour or smokey flavour.
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UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 20 nov 2011, tap. Really dark ruby. Nose is def strong coffee grounds. Def not what I think of with a scotch ale. Med body and fizzy. Soft sugary chocolate ovaltine, slightly meaty, lots of coffee. Actually nice, but I’d never call this a Scottish ale. More of a slightly sweet, meaty, coffee stout. nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
The aroma is sweet and rich with butterscotch caramel and grassy hops. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a slight butter finish. The palate is oily. The beer is good overall.
Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Red brown w/ a small white head. Roasty nose and flavor. Very mild w/ a big, malty taste. Drinkable w/ mild carbonation and not too sweet. IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from my friend Tim at the Bistro IPA Fest, Nose is sweetness and caramel, with hints of smoke and chocolate. Clear cherry brown with a small tan head. Flavor is lightly smoky and lightly sweet, with caramel and bitter chocolate. Pretty good culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle from SED. Clear dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is dark fruit malt, roast caramel. Flavour is toasted almost smoked, malt, caramel and grape. Finish is dry smoked. hawthorne00 (4118) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Can. Clear dark brown with a modest beige head that nevev quite disappears. Aroma of toffee, toast, prunes, mild spices, a whiff of smoke. Taste is sweet with dried and stewed fruits, toffee, pepper, burnt toast. No real depth in the malty flavours, which at 7%+ makes me wonder. A bit astringent as well as peppery at the end. gam (4082) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Medium head dark brown pour weak carbonation aromas nutty toffee sugary touch syrup the flavours are sweet brown sugar a syrup taste nutty very pleasant caramel which is slightly rich well put together ale nice sweetness the finish best tastes lasting syrupy touch nice richness toffee caramel good alround sweetness on the palate nothing special but good to drink