SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2013vodka4blood (152) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Tap at The Guild. Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is lightly sweet with some Datey notes. Palate is smooth and lightly velvety. Flavors of dark fruits, light sugars.
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What can I say - Scottish/Scotch is my favorite style of beer and this one made by Steve Parkes and team Drop-Off is finally coming to my town in 16oz cans!! In these times of excessive double & imperial IPA profusion, sometimes one needs a malt-dominated drink to break up the monotony, and heres one that will satisfy your taste Bros (love that gag). Could be the Next Big Thing in Vermont discoveries.... even though its the breweries flagship and has been around a while already? I just want more! Jabic (563) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Ar: Bread crust, red apple, and pineapple; hints of sweet medium caramel and toasty pie crust; slightly herbal. Ap: Deep amber-brown, clear; medium-small light tan head with low-moderate retention, leaving a ring of froth and a mostly covering cap of foam. T: Toasted and bready malt with a firm medium caramel note; red apple esters; doughy and a bit tangy; bitterness is medium-low, but firm and clean; a bit of sweetness, with some black tea flavor; finish is pineapple, red apple, and bread crust. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: Enjoyable Scottish ale; deep maltiness with a very British character, particularly showcasing the caramel malts; the beer is smooth and drinkable, with a nice ester profile that is pronounced but that does not distract from the rich malt qualities. dlovell2 (2091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Poured from 16 oz can. Pours brown/amber with off white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with toasted malt. Handypaul (550) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Can. Pours clear, reddish brown with a heads that’s creamy, light brown, quickly diminishing to a fairly lasting ring and leaves almost no lacing. Aroma of light molasses, heavy caramel, light coffee and toast. Lightly bitter, medium sweet tastes, flavors of caramel, sweet rich candy and malt. Light body, soft and fine carbonation and a lightly bitter, somewhat sweet and sticky finish of long duration. Not sure I’d have it again. canary dog (766) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Sweet and agreeable. However, this one wasn’t as full-bodied or as rich as I was expecting. It tasted more like a Brown ale than a Scottish ale.
JStax (6357) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a darker copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma has paper, mild spice, caramel and toffee. Bigger body and moderate carbonation. tapefuzz (477) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
On tap at brewery. Pours reddish amber with a minimal white head. Too sweet aroma of roasted malt, fruit, and some chocolate. Taste is similar with an initial cherry turning into very sweet chocolate and mild caramel and grape. Much too sweet initially. Very lightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Thin, oily mouthfeel. malrubius (2859) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Squealer from Lisai’s Chester Market. Garnet red clear with lasting small head and nice lace. Mild herbal woody aroma with hint of ripe cherries. Toasted caramel dark cherry sweetness with toasted nuts and woody herbal surprisingly dry finish. Not as rich as expected but nicely quaffable and not watery or anything. Medium body slightly oily texture. Good. ben4321 (6413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Draft at the brewery, 7/6/15
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Mahogany with a beige head. Toffee and toasted malt aroma. Good, clean sweetness. Nice feel.
On tap at Hinesburg public house.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown colorwith a semi-transparent ruddy red around the sides. There’s no head nor lacing.
The smell started off with a caramel maltiness with a dried peat, light smokiness and some light chocolate.
The taste was moderately smokey sweet, and allowed a nice rolling sweet glazing of the combination of chocolate, peat and caramel into the aftertaste and leave a semi-wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is pretty subdued but still good for the style.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Scottish ale that I could have again. Definitely goes with food as it helped to add yet meld nicely with Buffalo wings.