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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (367) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served in a glass @ GD in Wausau. Appearance was mid-brown hue with a light lacing. Aroma was of slightly smoky malts. Taste was typical of a scotch - malty, smoky and a light hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, this was not one of the better Scotch ales I have tasted but it was OK.


3.2
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a very deep amber with a thin brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread with hints of dark grains and toffee underlying. Flavor has bread and light roast notes throughout with a touch of toffee backing.

3.1
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Keg @ Great Dane. Deep russet pour with an offwhite head. Fairly unengGing nose - caramel, some toasted grain. Light leafy hop. Flavor’s sweet and a touch smoky. More caramel. Smoked malt accents. Brown sugar. Full body, soft carb.

3
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2017
At downtown location brewpub. Rather thin flavor for a stronger sort of beer. Needed more peat. Serving: Cask

2.6
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On cask at the Downtown location. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut, sweet fruits, cola. Flavor of peat, sweet malt, burnt sugar, grape. Some odd bitter vegetal notes. Not a fan of this one. 6/4/4/3/9 (2.6/5)

3.2
Nuffield (4185) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Smoky aroma with a band-aid note. Some sweetness but a thin blend of flavors and not as bold as the better scotch ales. Cask / hand-pull gave it a different palate. (on cask at brewpub)

2.3
wilnatp (720) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
TAP: Pour is murky brown/amber. Peat and earth come through on the nose with some malt. Tastes of caramel with some toasted malts, peat and soil. Taste is pretty tame/faint but aftertaste is bolder and is strong on the peat and almost swampy. I was hoping for more from a Scotch Ale.

3.2
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
Enjoyed on cask at the downtown brewpub. Dark body, peaty and roasty. Bubbles surround the typical cssk head. Served slightly warm as I would expect. A one-dimensional salty peat story which becomes a novelty. OK drinkability if you are into Scotch or this sort of thing.

3.7
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at doty. On cask. Bourbon aroma. Roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, bourbon. Served warm..I kind of liked it.

3.2
tmoreau (4505) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at the Doty location, and served to a house-logo pint glass, with a dark brown/ruby highlighted color, modest, off white/light tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some light streaks & spots of lacing. The aroma was roastiness, some caramel sweetness, and earthy peat notes. The flavor was similar, with a medium+ body, low carbonation, some added, leafy tobacco hints, and a little dryness on the finish. Not bad.


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