closey22 (2031) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2017 vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and flavorful, but the finish is a bit too bitter for my tastes. On tap, it’s a winner... for some reason it doesn’t work out as well from the bottle.
It may not be world class, but it’s a treat when it shows up on tap in this region.
ORange Amber with no head
Aroma is raw malt
Flava is malt grain
Feels medium silky with lively bubbly fizz
Finishes tangy slightly bready ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017
First beach vacation to Erie with baby pj! Showing him how to enjoy some beer along the way! Just ok. Not anything particularly memorable radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle at home. From one of those beers of the month things that my company signed me up for. Poured a dark, almost ruby brown color. Aroma was dark, sweet malts. Flavor was about the same - a touch dryer than many Scottish ales, which made it more palatable than most in the same style. Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Appearance: Hazy dark copper. Thin head of tiny white bubbles.
Nose: Medium roasted malt. Some caramel and roasted nuts. A touch of hop bitters
Taste: medium roasted malt forward. Caramel leading into deeper roasted and earthy tones offset by some herbal hops that don’t mesh well.
Body: Lighter for the style. Aggressively carbonated.
Parting thoughts: Decent, if slightly below average. Not terribly distinct.
PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Roasted malts in the nose with mild hoppiness. Dark amber with tan foam. Medium body with active fizz. Taste is malty with a little dryness, finish picks up a little with some spice. Sampled at the Wurst Party Ever 7 November 2015.
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Not the worst. Has a faint malt aroma. Taste is a bit of a caramel malt. Bit thin. Nothing that good comes out of Erie oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a dark brown. Aromas of light chocolate, with hints of nut and coffee. Flavor is a nice creamy chocolate with a bittersweet aftertaste.
Dacrza (1023) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 DATE: May 5, 2016... OCCASION: a cold night is the right night for a Scottish ale... GLASSWARE: Celebrator Doppelbock pokal... APPEARANCE: pours a bright copper color with sparse effervescence... the off-white head fizzles to a pencil-thin ring... AROMA: peat to start, with sweet bread and toffee-sweet richness... PALATE: medium-bodied and more lively than expected... sweet at the the lips and staying power at the finish... sneaky strong at 6.8%... TASTE: rich caramel and toffee strike a powerful 1-2 punch... toasted malts overtake any hop suggestions... the fruity esters are pear, maybe, and faint citrus... peat late... not enough impact to be considered a strength OVERALL: a solid offering that maintains the genre’s integrity... highly drinkable... hearty and warming, to boot--not a bad introduction to the Erie mix case, and a flagship that might not be worth revisiting in a sixer...
odinstyr (818) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours a light red-brown with a small head. Smells of bread, caramel. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - it hits the right notes, but lacks depth. slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Looks like an amber ale. Taste and aroma are a little confused. Malty but not very deep, no peat. Mostly caramel and fruit. Not bad, but not a good Scottish ale.