scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light amber-brown with a thin tan head. Has a roasted malt, hop and smoke taste with a dry/bitter finish. The aroma is of smoke and hops. Pretty tasty, but is easy to drink as it is smooth. Pretty enjoyable, but it reminds me of Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA too much. Overall, there are better choices out there, which makes this a forgettable beer. mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
pours a nice ruby color with a great head. nicely hopped, but not overly so for the style, caramel and a hint of dark malt make this beer a nice flavorful beer that goes with plenty of different foods restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2008
TAP: @Barley’s. Nice amber color with medium-thick beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is thin but pleasant malt/hop. Taste is crisp, slightly dry palate without much complexity and short finish. Good to cool down with but not much more. TimMoorstein (3) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2008 does not count
Very clean amber ale, much like an english style ale. Great beer if you are ever skiing in Vail or Aspen area, will definitely keep give you a nice end to the day. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear amber and smells mainly of caramel malt. Despite the name, scottish ale seems like a bit of a stretch. It seems to be closer to another amber ale. The caramel malt is joined by some light hops. It’s certainly quaffable, but also unremarkable.
jabrewing (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
A nice amber ale. Pretty much on tap everywhere in Denver.Very malty, rich and easy drinking. Could use a tad more finishing hops. Drinks well in the summer or winter. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Caramel and burned toast on the nose. Deep amber color. Sweet, with a not terribly pleasant smokiness, and not a lot of balance. Body is decent, finish is abrupt. There are better Scotch Ales out there. BelgianBeerGal (4067) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Bottle in Breck. Pours clear brown with orange highlights. Small off-white head with nice lacing. Very light aroma with a little sweet caramel. Light flavour with notes of floral hops and stronger malt. Good but not remarkable. Kands (40) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Odell 90 Shilling Ale -- 3/4/2008 from 12 oz. bottle . . .
Aroma: Slightly sweet; Biscuity malt; Some yeast.
Appearance: Clear; Medium chestnut brown color; Thin off-white head with good retention; Some lacing.
Taste: Light to medium sweet; Biscuity; Some caramel and toasted malt.
Palate: Medium body; Good carbonation; Smooth; Sweet, somewhat weak, finish.
Overall: This is an OK beer, just not really to our liking. Like the idea of a "lighter" Scottish Ale, but this just didn’t work for us. Definitely worth a try, but not one we’d buy again. GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2008
So, the 90 Shilling (bottle) poured a sweet-lookin’ chestnut with a hefty, white head. The aroma was a little floral, a little syrupy, a little nutty. The taste wasn’t too hoppy, but it had sufficient bite. The malty flavors hit me more than anything else, but something vaguely reminded me of a barley wine ale. The 90 Shilling isn’t exactly mind-blowing, but it’s on par with other Odell beers.