ryanscourt (1474) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz bottle. Poured an almost clear ice tea color with a small fizzy off-white head. Fruity malt aroma with a touch apple vinegar and spice. Not at all what I expected from a Scottish ale. The taste is equally conflicted. Big sour front end moderating into a malty midlife and finishing off fruity sour apple peel bitterness. Light-medium body with a lively mouthfeel. Tangy. I liked it, but it was unusual and not at all what I expected for a Scottish ale. I downgraded it for missing the mark for its style. I upgraded the overall score because I liked the beer even though it tasted more like a bier de mars or a farmhouse.
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 (8065) - Alexandria, 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 (2256) - 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 (438) - 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 (1560) - 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 (5002) - 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 (980) - 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 (797) - 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 (12044) - 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. Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
12 oz bottle from the AOPD Monthly beers The ale poured a clear amber color with an off white head that quickly dissipated. No lacing. Sweet malt aroma greets you. Could use more hops. The taste is malty sweet. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with lingering sweet notes on the tongue.