holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz can thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours a dark brown with a beige fluffy tall head. Malty nose some chocolate, carmel, toffee, dried fruit and smoke? (next time i rate it, it won’t be around the campfire). Medium body. Malty sweet flavors bakers chocolate, a grainy earthiness that is a little like rye and a little chalky. Decent, but pales to dales ..pale .. ale. ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can (35 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with fruity orange notes, clear alcohol presence. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. A somewhat cloying sweetness is only partly balanced by a nice bitterness. A mediocre beer. Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
Can at The Rover-Göteborg: Deep red colour, with a thin head. Aroma is citric,dark choclate,coffee and a nice hopy balnce in the end. Flavor is almost the same,medium body,a bit weak enyway, but nice. Thin to medium sweet caramel finish. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2007
pours dark brown with a tan head. A very nice malt aroma with a hint of hops in there. Taste is malt, chocolate caramel, again with a hint of hops in the follow up. Good stuff CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Weak aroma in my opinion. When I actually smelled the beer my beak picked of the faint aroma of sweet and chocolate. I barely smelled the chocolate aroma, but the fruity smell was easily noticed. The color is awesome, a nice dark brown, looks like a porter to me. Great color for an ale, but this is my first Scotch Ale. Wow, what a delicious beer. Chocolate, sweet raisins, malt a very tasty brew. The beer is very smooth, and does not taste as if it came from a can, no acidic taste. The beer does not do one thing for me. It does not allow the flavors to puch my tastebuds! The sweet is noticeable without thought, but to taste what flavors are in the beer you have to smack your lips after a sip for a moment to determine the other flavors, the flavors should jump out in my opinion. I taste the beer and it is great, what I am saying is that the flavors are great but rather weak. I overall am pleased with the beer. Good brew!
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 First ratingDeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
(355 ml can at The Rover, Göteborg)
Very dark brown color, creamy tan head. Sweet, raissin, chocolate, grainy, smoke, acidic and alcohol scent. Thick malty, grainy, chocolate, smoke, molasses, sweet apple taste. Grainy and chocolate aftertaste. Thick smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very malty.
355 ml can at Beefeater, Göteborg. On may 15, 2009
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Malty, tid-bits, licorice scent. Raissin, chocolate, malty taste.
Coffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Draught at the brewery in Lyons, on October 9, 2012
Clear dark red color, tan head. Sweet, caramel, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
12 oz can. Pours brown with a thick tan head. Smells malty, very sweet. Taste is of caramel, chocolate, light smoke. Good... for a CANNED beer. (Just kidding... it really deserves the good ratings.) RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a small spotty head. Good lacing. Aroma is definitely heavy on the peaty and smoke aspects. Traces of caramel and toast. Flavor is better balanced with deep chocolate flavors and more caramel, but the presence of smoke and wood is still there. Finishes with a deeper and more well rounded wood taste, followed by a linger earthy buttery hop flavor in the mouth. The best part of this beer is how smooth the flavors are. I thought the peat was too pokey in the aroma, but the chocolate notes round it very nicely in the taste. The beer feels a little light, but it loses no fullness for it. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
This Scotch Ale pours a deep brown color from a 120z can. Large sized beige foamy head with good retention and long lasting lacing. Aroma is dark malt, chocolate, toffee and caramel. A medium bodied scotch ale. Malts are chocolaty and fairly sweet. Hops are earthy. Lots of chocolate flavors and some dark fruits as well. Nice carbonation just enough to help balance the sweetness. Nice beer in a can. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Poured a dark brown with light brown head, about medium in size. Nice aroma of chocolate and caramel; slight sweet and smoky notes. Really good mouthfeel; creamy and smooth on the palate. Roasted malt and smokiness more prevalent in the flavor. A light hop finish.