DraftWhisperer30 (5) - - MAY 26, 2017 does not count cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Took a trip through Arena, WI (pop. 685) recently with a friend. I saw the sign while we were driving, and I though to myself, "Arena... Arena... where do I know that from?" Then I realized that Lake Louie, an excellent but little-known microbrewery, is based there. Needless to say, we had to stop at a liquor store immediately and stock up. Anyway...
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber red color. Slight off-white head, dissipates quickly, but leaves a good lacing. Aroma is malt and peat, somewhat tart. Flavor is less peaty than other scotch ales I’ve had, but there’s still an element of smokiness that goes well with the caramel malt flavors. Tangy and very smooth finish. Overall, not the strongest or most flavorful Scotch ale I’ve had, but it does down so easy I really can’t argue.
Pint glass of draft beer at Final Approach, Milwaukee, May 2017.
Nice, deep, amber color. Rich malty taste with lots of hoppy flavors. A great American twist on Scottish dark ales.
geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2017 Served way too cold it seems...Hardly any smell and watery taste...Seems much more like a dopplebock than a scotch ale in my experience...Watery...Much stronger as it warms...Now it?s more like a scotch ale..At landfill course in Wisconsin! Patrickctenchi (6585) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head.
Raisin, caramel, dry grass scent.
Taste is caramel malt, wood, raisin.
Nice, slightly bitter malts....
Carlisle (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby-dark brown with light beige head and lacing. Nose of oats, toffee, and caramel. Creamy vanilla with some toffee and caramel. Lighter body than expected.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone shrubber85 (11382) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Raisin/cherry, light vinegar, caramel malt and straw aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet raisin, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Nice body. Tasty.
MrTipple (4955) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Light grain and cereal malts, light caramel. Clear, dark amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Intense caramel, biscuit, come coffee, dry, toasted malts, lively carbonation. Very nice palate, yet aroma is way too weak. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2016
bottle to pint glass. poured a mahogany red color with off white head. slight lacing on the glass. the aroma is lightly roasted malts, caramel, slight toffee, the flavor is more of the same. this is a basic straight up scotch ale nothing fancy just a middle of the road solid flavor of a scotch ale. nice caramel sweet malt flavor tinges of toffee and slightly roasted malts. very drinkable and delicious. BlackBeerPG (671) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Taste: rich, semi sweet, malty, chocolate notes, spiced.
roasty nose. Brown mostly clear with foamy head. Medium/full body.
Pair well with many dishes. George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2016
From the bottle of the pour is clear and is very dark auburn in color, the head is an off white almost brown that lingers at a medium thickness, the aroma is very light scotch malts a little bit of barley, the taste is Carmel with some roasted barley notes, the finish is smooth creamy with a medium to thick mouthfeel safhundos (9) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
Malty as a scotch ale should be. Slightly dry on the palate. Good taste profile. True to style.