AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
malt nose, mild bitters well balanced against some malt flavors that are tame compared to any other 90 shilling i’ve had, very dry (again not typical for style), yeast flavors seem about right, seems small for a 90 shilling, a tasty well balanced ale, but not really much of a scots ale kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
My first Scottish Ale. From what I have read about this style, these are maltier, darker, stronger-bodied types of ales that can have the smoky/peat qualities of Scotch, which I have had before. This one pours a deep copper with a smallish head, yet excellent rings of lacing. Aroma is light - mostly bready malt. Flavor fits this bill as well - not much beyond some dark bready malts, actually. I find it more medium than full-bodied, and I didn’t really detect any smokiness/peat - maybe a bit of wood, but this didn’t remind me even the slightest bit of Scotch. I would have guessed it as a basic amber ale, honestly. It’s all right. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Firm, flavorful, verging on the harsh. But for a fine brew to soak your system in, richly find this Rocky Mts. delight. (If you use "Mts" not "Mt", you can defy the branding by Pete Coors) cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2002
One of my favorites. I won't embarrass myself by trying to explaing the textures, flavors etc. as that has already been covered. Suffice it to say i crave this beer after a long day at Target. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2005
I never had a chance to drink this out of anything but the bottle, but it had a very nice caramel, brown sugar flavor that mixed well with the malt.
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white foamy head that steadily reduced, down to a puddled film and medium collar with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted light bread malt, mild grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.
The taste was very malty with a mild caramel sweetness at first, but quickly became bitter sweet with an earthy and mildly spicy finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mild sweet bitterness left behind.
Mouthfeel was in the middle of light and medium in body with a dry texture and an very soft carbonation.
Overall this was a brew that did not have much complexity. Although what it did have seemed to work well enough, allowing for the bitter and sweet to meld together along with a good malty feel creating a nice smooth drinkability...
Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Amber pour with an off white head...Malty aroma...Balanced flavor...Good ale... OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a 1.5 inch off-white head. The tight bubbled head sinks and forms a high collar.
S - Toasted grain, biscuty malt, acidic berries, toffee.
T - Toffe malt, roasted grain, berry sweetness, mint, herbal/citrus hops. Starts sweet and finishes dry.
M - Soft and creamy, moderate carbonation.
A solid scottish ale. Nice acidity, good malt, and a good finish from the hops.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2011 bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2009
Lovely chestnut brown colour. Mutued aroma of ryebread and a little dried malt extract. Soapy texture, malt driven. Puckering dryness with a faint toasted note, also some treacle syrup in there too. Strange one, its taken nearly the whole bottle to work it out. Just cant get passed the soapyness ( and yes, it was a used glass) checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Draft at brewery Aug ’08: Poured a dark orange reddish color with not much head. The aroma was sweet and roasted malts. The flavor was sweet caramel, light chocolate and a nice bitter aftertaste. Overall, a very good beer.