RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
A sweet malt-dominated 80 shilling ale made from imported Scotch malt and a special heat caramelization in the kettle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 9, 2006
22oz bomber purchased at the brewery in Brattleboro, VT. Pours to a deep brown color, with a tan head that fades, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is sweet and malty with aromas of sweet malt, and toffee. The plate is slightly slick on the tongue, with flavors of sweet malt, caramel, treacle flavors, and light roast. This beer ends with more sweet malt toffee flavor and light roast, then finishes with a touch of hop bitterness, to cut the cloying nature of this beer, but it still lingers sweet. Very malty, very tasty beer. A bit cloying, but would make a nice desert beer, and makes for a nice winter brew, and a beer that would match well with hearty dishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark clear brown ale with a big bubbled white head. Faint malt aroma. Nice crisp malt with light diacetyl, thin and overall, boring. On tap Feb. 10, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Fresh Growler: Pours brown with a tanish head that is lingering. When poured, the carbonation looked very lively and appealing. Smells of yogurt, sugar. Tastes nutty and chocolatey with some nice roasted malty qualities. Tastes more like a stout than a Scottish Ale. I have a few bombers of this one I’ll come back to to rerate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Bomber - Pours a brownish dark amber in color with a frothy tan head and some decent lacing. The head disappeared pretty quickly. Aroma is malty and sweet with the barest hint of hops. Flavor is malty and fairly sweet. Some roasted malt and a slight caramel/toffee undertone. Enough hop bitterness to barely balance. A hint of coffee. I was a bit surprised that they did not use peated malt in this brew. Easy drinking, but a bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
this brew has a think tan head that quickly disappears, brown body, sourish flavor. not too impressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Brown body with thin dissipating head. Sour peat snickers bar aroma. Thin palate, light coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Poured a darker and cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Earthy aromas and tastes with some caramel and toffee. A sour funkiness came out in the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Thanks to HopDog. Pours a brownish amber with a small white head. Aroma is sour with some slight funk and sweetness. Flavor is roasty with some sour at the end and slight coffee. Didn’t really enjoy this one too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
beer pours a hazy amber, rather in the shade of a slightly watered-down cola. nice head leaves tons of lace. nose is sweet and cany-like, with some toffee overtones. flavor is again full of the sweet, somewhat cloying caramel flavors, interestingly balanced with a light, earthy hopping and a touch of roastiness. pretty good balance, but still ultimately a rather sweet beer, which slows down the drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
Aroma:light caramel,butter scotch... Appearnce:Dark redish brown,light head... Flavor watery and caramel...

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