Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle. Clear bright deep golden amber color, white head. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit dipped in caramel. Taste is toasted, lightly fruity caramel. Decent. beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours clear copper, with almost no head. Smells malty and a tad sour. Taste is mildly roasty malts, and just sweet. Considering the other beers I’ve had from here, this wasn’t that bad.
Had from a bottle. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
bottled - cool label. The beer was ok but not great. Had a bit of an odd flavor that I couldn’t place - possibly just the beer style (I’m not a big fan) or maybe just an old bottle. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle - courtesy of Braudog. Thanks Matt! Coppery amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, fruit notes and soft brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, dark bread, fruit notes and soft brown sugar. Body is medium with a moderate, lively carbonation. Lots of stickiness to this as well. Ends with more caramel, toffee notes, sweet malt, dark bread, ripe fruits and hints of brown sugar. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-1-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed amber copper color with a one finger off white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heavy of malt and sweet caramel and butterscotch. Mixed with these were lighter aromas of a nuttiness as well as some faint fruit aromas.
Taste – The taste begins very malty with some lighter butterscotch sweetness. As the flavor advances some sweeter tastes of caramel, citrus and a light dark fruit flavor enter the taste. While more sweetness comes to the tongue, it is still on the tamer side in comparison to many Scottish ales. More toward the end some alcohol comes to the tongue as well as a bitter earthy flavor. These flavors when mixed with the alcohol create a malty, slightly bitter, and warming flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly more chewy side with a carbonation level that is on the medium to high side. The chewiness is nice for the style and the flavors, but the carbonation level is a little too high and takes away from the overall feel by keeping all the malty flavors from really soaking into the tongue.
Overall – Not too over the top (too sweet or too boozy) like some Scottish ales, but yet has a very nice flavor. The only thing taking it down some was a poor feel due to the high carbonation. Worth a try though if you get a chance.
milewide (2222) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Fine blend of rich, sweet malt with light hops contribution. Fine for the style, and a bit lower ABV than many. irvineb (9) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable, though not a heavy beer, nor does it seem as string as advertised, though is 7.8 ABV. Nice malt flavors.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Raesmama (23) - - MAY 20, 2014
I really enjoyed this ale. Doesn't hurt that's it's a PA brew . Def must for my collection . nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Just too malty and sweet for my liking. I didn’t really enjoy this one. Take the good with the bad. BeerandBlues2 (13213) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom Oxford. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, light peat notes and cooked apples. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and faint bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.