austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
MALTY! Chock full of caramel malt goodness with considerable sweetness and bitterness (body, not aftertaste) to make things interesting. Nice!! I just knew that the brewery that produced St. Brigid’s Porter could come up with another quality brew if they tried hard enough - and this is it. kaltenburg (1) - USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
Very good Scotch ale type. Malt balanced with just the right amount of hops to make this beer very enjoyable for someone who likes his beer on the malty side and is starting to get to know hoppier brews. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2007
What a nice beer on a hot afternoon! Nice hops but not too strong, nice malt but not overpowering. Nice aftertaste. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 18, 2002
I liked this quite a bit. Nice white head that conteasts with the amber color. Subtle dark malts evident in the nose, slightly floral. Complex taste with biting hoppiness in the beginning, mellowing out to a sweet, smooth finish with subtle caramel. Quite well balanced. This was something off the shelf that I picked up just try something new with no idea of what it was, and it turned out to be a nice surprise. Braudog (6678) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Visited the brewery in Denver and had a great time with Bernie, one of the brewers. Nothing like a great friendly brewery! This poured with a nice solid head like all their beers. It was sweet and malty. Good to excellent.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Appearance: Lots of red hues coming through in this amber copper body. This is a very attractive beer with a huge light beige head.
Smell: Malty toasted aroma with grains and caramel leading with a hint of Werther’s Original and nuts finishing with a remote smidgen of spicy hops.
Taste: Simple and clean but fantastic in that simplicity. It is a perfectly balanced rich flavor full of malts and caramel and yet balanced with a light hop bitter. The sweet butterscotch caramel flavor fades slowly and leaves you wanting more.
Mouthfeel: This is a chewy Scottish ale but not as heavy as some.
Drinkability: I love the flavor and the beer sits light (for the style) making it irresistibly drinkable!
Hope this is helpful.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Poured from the bottle an deep amber color with foamy off white head. Malty, somewhat nutty aroma. First taste was roasted malt and butterscotch, but not overly sweet, followed by a mild hop presence in the background. Full flavor and very drinkable, a great fall session brew. Highly recommended. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours a gorgeous amberish copper color, with a nice thick off white decent lasting head with lacing. Smell is more of hops and some malts to back it, and is very nice, fragrant, and balanced. Taste is initially a subtle hop bitter bite, and finishes with a deliciously slight sweet maltiness. Nothing is overpowering and it is a very well balanced beer. My only complaint is that I wish it were a touch more carbonated as it would be even more refreshing and with a touch more bite. As is though, its very easy drinking, smooth, almost creamy and great balanced simplicity all around. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright Amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Earthy toasted malt nose. Soft spicy toasted malt flavor. Complex hoppy finish is spicy and bitter. Nice clinging lace. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Light and somewhat cloudy amber color with a biege head. Aroma is sweet/caramel/candy. Flavor is also sweet/caramel but with a fair amount of hop bitterness.