valpoaj (744) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Nice brown color, moderate off-white head. Aroma is primarily malty and yeasty. Flavor is smooth malts...some hops in the background give it the necessary amount of bitterness to make it balanced. Moderate to high level of carbonation and very easy to drink. This beer may well be in the top 5 sessionable beers out there... tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2007
12 ounce bottle from BeerandBlues2vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2007
The pour is copper brown with a decent white head and some lacing.
The aroma is clean toasted malts, with a bit of earthy herbal hops.
The malt flavor is toasted, buttery, smokey, and a tad sweet. Long bitter finish.
Medium/light body. High carbonation. Dry finish.
Easy to drink. Good beer.
Pours a nice looking copper-amber color, thin head, lots of lacing. Citrus and malt aroma. Very well balanced with some sweet malts, a bit of caramel and enough hops to add just a hint of bitterness. I enjoyed this on draught in Denver and brought a sixer back home with me. Another winner from Odell. bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle. great beer. very well balanced. nice pour. smooth. hop and malt nicely balanced. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer on 1/22/1998. Color is medium golden brown, carbination is low with little head. Aroma has a sugary sweet smell that reminds me a little of wine. Taste is smooth but a little watery. It starts off crisp with a light body and sweet flavor. finish is clean with no hop taste at all. I remember this beer being better than this, the bottling date on this bottle is 10/01/97 making it almost four months old which may be the reason this one is not as good as I remember.
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Good head and good deep tan color. Aroma yeasty with almost a floral scent. Flavor good hops, citrusy with a slight toast. Well rounded on the palate. This was good with sirloin and steamed vegetables.
larsniclas (7068) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled at SBWF, 2007.
Hazy, deep golden. Small white head.
Sweet and hoppy with fine maltiness and a lot of sweet and dried fruits. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2009 Bottle thanks to BlackForestCO. Clear red/orange color. Weird funky sour stagnet water aroma. The taste is the same with peat and semi sweet malt finish. IrishBoy (4198) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
12 oz bottle from Cheyenne, WY; Nose of taosted nuts, caramel, and some peat; rusty-copper with a medium beige head; flavor of peaty malt, a bit of hop bitterness, and some woody oakiness. My fourth Scottish Ale , but not a real great one! Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a pretty, clear, reddish orange with a three-finger, frothy, beige head that leaves nice patchy lacing. The nose is more like a hoppy amber than a Scottish ale: toasted, bready malts with an earthy hop backing. Fairly light bodied and somewhat slick with no appreciable carbonation on the tongue, the mouthfeel concludes with a clean yet lightly dry finish. The flavor follows suit with the nose: toasted, bready and mildly sweet malt with a slightly peaty and dry finish (with herbal undertones). I’m not sure this is really a Scottish ale, but it’s a pretty decent brew whatever you call it.