BVery (11222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017 skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium maroon brown with a small off white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, caramel. some pine resin, some fruity hops, and some mild peaty smoke. Taste is of toasted sweet malts, piney hops, dark fruits, caramel, some toffee/bread pudding, and some smokey peat notes. Has a medium body semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, sweet but still somewhat bitter, medium finish. overall, a good winter beer and excellent Scottish Ale.
Tap at Neighborhood in San Diego. Murky copper/orange pour with a white head. Earthy and bitter, slightly sweet. Good. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Poured from a Crowler into a tulip glass. Hazy amber in color, with dirty off white head. Sweet malty nose, bits of caramel, roasty malt. Taste is a bit on the sweet side, with a sharp bitter finish. thorongil2 (3346) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
(tap) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of jam, orange marmalade, then hint of roast and smokiness; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish slowrunner77 (12586) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2014 - burnt caramel and toffee nose and flavor, with very light dark fruits. Pretty unassuming, but nice. SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle pour. Cloudy dark copper amber with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is nuts, toast, and spices. Medium creamy body. Roasted nuts, toffee, spices, with a very light bitter aftertaste.
highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours deep copper with substantial white head. Lacking aroma....flavor comes malty and slightly astringent. Not surenifnoff flavor or just the malts. Not sweet at all. Hoping it is fresh not sure thenissue but not great. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Reddish brown. Malty booze with some spices and vanilla. Rich malt body, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg. Decent. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2014
A wintery Scottish that is splendid. Definitely getting all the Scottish notes, with a bias towards malts considering its winter heritage. Recommended. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
[email protected]beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2014
trailer. Bright bronze color with ivory head. Toast, nutty, dark bread, earthy aromas. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Nice toasty, nutty, earthy hop flavors with lightly bitter finish---tasty good.
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 12oz bottle. Brown and Tan mix. Nothing stands out from the nose, just malts and hop mix. Roast and earthy flavors, ash, very dry in the finish. Not impressed. It lacks needed sweetness.