wlajwl (6747) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Aroma is vinous, yeast and a hint of smoke. The flavor is mildly smoky malts, dark fruit and a good, warming alcoholic finish. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a deep red with a really big head & some lacing on the glass. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
The aroma is like candied apple, certainly booze forward... but more in a refined brandy-like way than harsh or uninviting. A little bit of marmalade is in there as well.
The flavor is rich and has a nice caramel and toffee character while avoiding an overwhelming sweetness. The bitterness is low, but well enough established to provide a nice balance. The fruit character is more towards the red apple end of things. The beer is pretty boozy, but not really harshly so.
The high-ish carbonation seems to carry this beer pretty well despite it being fairly viscous.
Pours a copper color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and almost a light cinnamon and pumpkin. Mouthfeel is smooth, toasted malts, toffee and caramel - eventually warms the belly a little bit but not overly boozy. islay (2660) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Sour, yeasty, mineral-y aroma features lemon, toffee, salt, crabapple, and cigar tobacco scents. Pours a bright, effervescent copper. Mostly clear liquid but with some haze and cloudiness. Large amount of long-lasting, beige head. Produces good lacing. Sweet, floral, fruity taste features a cigar tobacco flavor and a dry finish. Long, dry aftertaste. Full body / thick. Reasonably lively in the palate. I’m normally not a big Scotch ale guy, but I did enjoy this one. 7/4/7/4/15=>3.7 daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. Honey, toasted malt, bread, grains of paradise, fruity notes. Pretty solid!
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
pours a golden light honey brown thin white head nose is clove and bubblegum maybe bananas dry to the taste good beer thanks madbeerbaron wchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Deep caramel color. Caramel malts and some smoke on the nose. Malty, but balanced and full bodied. I prefer my winter warmers drier, but the sweetness works here. Smoke is very subtle but a nice touch. notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle - it’s a strange time of year to be drinking this, but I love a good scotch ale and I love New Glarus, so... - hazy reddish pour - nose actually smells fairly oaky, with strong notes of vanilla and toasted coconut - there are the requisite notes of peat and light smoke, but also some tropical character - overall interesting aroma - nice, frothy carbonation in the mouth - flavor is much like the aroma - strong earthiness and light smoke - vanilla and toasted coconut - light tropical flavors - finish is medium dry, with light touches of peat - interesting and enjoyable beer, but not really a scotch ale. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours to a hazy glowing amber mahogany body wih a crea, y whitish head. Aroma is heavy with banana and yeasts. Some toffee. The flavor is extremely yeasty. Banana and sweet crackers like a graham cracker. Medium bodied with a thick velvety texture. Significant carbonation. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pour is reddish brown with a large bubbly head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malts, caramel and slight booze. Flavor is well balanced - toffee, caramel, light fruit, spice, subtle hop finish. Aftertaste is slight scotch and peat. Dry, high carbonation.