drjay44 (3891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with hints of lacing, over a hazy dark amber (SRM 9) body......nose is malts, with toffee/caramel dominating....taste is toffee/caramel, finishing with hints of honey becoming dry ending in very light bitterness.....mouth fel light of medium, carbonation low. This is a rather simple beer, but it does meet the style of a Scottish Export 80/. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6 boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours lght brown... Aroma is sweet... Taste is bread fruit little nut..just ok BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Semi hazy orange pour with a nice small fluffy white head. Mild aroma and taste of apple/citrus, and not much for bready/malty/caramel at all. More like a weak cider. Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft at Old Chicago in Omaha. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of caramel, biscuits, light spice. Taste is similar. OK. dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours amber with off white head. nose is sour and somewhat flat but with hints of malt. A bit biting and sour on the start moving into a medium bodied salty, and sour blast of malt driven beers. Finishes with just a hint of smoke. Somewhat bland.
CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle, at home. Freaking gusher.... 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet with some toasty malt, cherries, and b.o.
The flavor is a little brash, malty and lightly sweet, but astringent making it seem very unrefined. There are some fruit notes of cherry and apple, but this isn’t really doin’ it for me.
Bottle: Amber, slightly cloudy, thin sudsy sandy head, little lacing. Malty nose, very soft fruitiness. There may be a small smidgen of ash and charred wood, but oh boy is it minor. Not peaty at all. Seems like an Amber or Brown, both broken. Minor fruity tootsie roll like malt sweetness up front. Its also like a damn popsicle stick on the finish. Hard to tell if its the purple, red, or orange that you have been sucking on... but I am leaning towards purple (grape). What about this is Scottish I havent the faintest. Really off-kilter, and forgetable. Thanks for the bottle Trevor. bigbish (715) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Not a good beer. I was hoping for more malts and some smokiness. Beer is hard to describe, but not very Scottish. beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber color with almost no head. Smells of hints of caramel. Smooth taste with a clean finish. jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
This kind of beer reminds me of some of our local brews.Pretty average.This fits into below average compared to some of the other scottish ive tried.I was expecting it to be malty . It is fairly smooth a little bit of creamy in the smooth then some citrus clashing with the english malt light sweet metallicy almost oddness..The citrusy finish seems to clash to awkwardness. the smoke is present in aroma and taste but doesnt do much for this beer.
This is more citrus hop english accentuated rather than malty like a good scotish ale should be.Unbalanced to citrus forward not real good to its style.