MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2009
Hazy red-mahogany with a small beige head. Earthy, woody, alcoholic nose, some peat and caramel malt. Some peat and alcohol in the flavor, also a little dry bitterness. Bitter finish. Good stuff, not very complex but rather coherent. SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Great scotch ale. i really liked this beer. tried it at the 1st beer drinking meeting EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Great old ale aroma and flavor. Perfect amount of bitter hop aftertaste. I never think to pick up scotch ales, but when I do I like them. I need to chase down some of the more highly rated ones. Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Poured brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel candy. Sweet caramel flavor with some spice. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Sampled on draft at Smokin Joes in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a small khaki head. The aroma was tangy, fruity and malty. The flavor was full of bitter and fruity hops with light undercurrents of roasty molasses, caramel and chocolate. The finish was long with fruity, malty and molasses notes. Very nice.
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2009
12 oz bottle from daknole. Pours a murky brown with a medium off-white head that slowly dissipates to a film and has some lacing. The aroma is mild with toffee, sawdust, roasted barley and dough. The flavor was a bit like that of a slightly hoppy barley-wine with some smoked peat and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is long with a bit of lingering alcohol. Overall: A very tasty brew, thanks dakine. tmoreau (4745) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle served to a Czech pils glass. A walnut color pour with ruby tones. The head was a "quickly diminishing to a small ring" tan tone with light lacing. The aroma was malty caramel, a little earthiness, with a touch of vanilla. The flavor had a roasty/nuttiness, with dark molasses and caramel taste. A good alcohol presence and a pleasant bitterness was evident in the finish. A benchmark Scotch for me. SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2009
12 oz. bottle - Poured murky brownish red color with medium beige head.
Aroma - dark fruits, sweet caramel malt with hint of smoke.
Flavor - tasted plum, light chocolate, vanilla and some smoke.
Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter and has earthy aftertaste.
Overall - excellent Scotch Ale!! Extremely easy to drink and higher ABV. is well hidden. 1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
pours an amber color with a thin head
Taste strong of alcohol without much depth to it
12 oz. bottle wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Not to sweet and surprisingly drinkable for the style. Lightly sweet caramel malt flavor. Some plum and raisin flavors as well. Light smokiness. Long finish with some notes of alcohol. Very light carbonation and almost no head.