hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours a pale copper color. Nose of bread, yeast, and alcohol. Taste is the same, some weak malt flavor. A lot of carbonation, light bodied, no notable finish. nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
12oz bottle. Orange-tan color. Big soapy off-white head. Toasty, bitter aroma. Mellow, balanced, quite sessionable. Creamy smoked malt aftertaste. Not as heavy on the dark malts, which is quite nice for an American Scottish Ale. The smoke is well integrated, certainly not overwhelming. Enjoyable, well executed beer. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Nose of some green apples, light smoked malts, toast, and caramel. Pours hazy amber, not much in the way of head or lace. Green apple, caramel, light smoked malts. Medium carbonation, somewhat sweet/dry finish. Easy to drink. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Aroma - starts out on the metallic side of things, a bit of dirty penny actually. Wet grass clippings come out about 2-3 minutes after the pour. Also smells a little like spent malt. Light smoke finally comes out after hitting it’s stride.
Appearance - the beer bours out a medium amber/cream soda colored hue, with an initial 1" off-white head. The head quickly melted down to a wispy existance, scummy bubbles clumping on top.
Taste - light malt body, a touch of fruit but rather uninspired.
Palate - medium bodied with a nice, smooth velvety mouthfeel. Finish is pretty quick.
Overall - decent drinker, but far from spot on to style I think. Lacking body and flavor. And another huge thank you from pfoxyjohn for this one. Thanks!
Another beer I picked up on my last trip to the midwest.
It pours a crystal clear coppery brown with a thin ivory head. It smells of sweet earthy malt, lightly smoky and lightly sweet.
The taste is no surprise as it mirrors the smell. Earthy and sweetish, hops way in the background here. I like the smoky flavor that they get in this beer, a lot of brewer’s downplay that aspect of Scottish ales. (I find later that they do use Rauch malt.)
Body is a touch light but it’s plenty drinkable. I’ve had better but it’s still a fine Scottish ale.
SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 22, 2010
This beer is "OK". I didn’t have this with food though according to its label it is "Custom Brewed To Complement Food". So maybe it’s better with lunch or dinner. rowbigred (22) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours clear and red with a relatively thin head. Not much in the way of aroma, light bread/straw. Tastes of bread with a light body and bitter finish. Overall, not bad, a good beer for casual drinking. bswi007 (23) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Cloudy copper color, smooth carmel taste. very good went well with my steak. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of caramel, molasses, diacetyl. Tastes buttery and sweet with a vegetal finish. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(on tap at Lazlos in downtown Lincoln). Pours a clear amber color. Medium white head. Light malt aroma. Sweet malt/caramel flavor with light citrus. Slick texture. Spare lacing. Soft carbonation.