malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Table and Vine. Dark reddish brown with lasting ring and some lace. Woody boozy roasted caramel aroma. Sweet roasted caramel and ashy wood with some fruit and brown sugar. Roasted nutty woody bitterness with linering ashy smoke. Medium-full body, low carbo. Excellent interpretation of the style. Way underrated. I’ll bet there a dozens of cherry-cough-syrup Scotch ales rated higher than this. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2011
At table and vine beer tasting, smoky, they used peated malts straight from Scotland and it shows. Awesome character added to a complex intricate scotch ale. The best beer at the beer tasting hands down. Great job! j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle shared at the Smoke from the Oak release, labeled as People’s Pint McShagger’s Double Ewe Scotch Ale. Pours a hazy brown with a beige to tan head. Aroma is piles of molasses with some roast malt. Sweet caramel on a medium thick body. Finishes with a light hop bitterness. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark reddiish brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable brew.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted, chocolate, and lightly smoked malts plus some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice amount of malts/hops. Average texture. A pretty good Scotch ale.
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Very sweet and slightly smoky; earthy and coniferous. Lots of caramel, very toasty and warming; grainy but soft mouthfeel; the mix of hot buttered/caramel/pecan popcorn from Garretts popcorn shop on the corner of Adams and State in Chicago. Yum. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with an off white head. Woody malty caramel with hints of smoke malt and bread. Slight malty etoh warming. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Solid, thick off-white head. Equally thick lace on the glass. Dark brown color but light does shine through.
Impressive chocolate aroma. Slightly chalky.
The chocolate shows up strong in the taste. If I were blindfolded, I would guess that this is a porter as it has all of the characteristics. This is a dry beer. The body, while full, is not at all syrupy. There is also some notable hop bitterness albeit in the background. The aftertaste is closer to dry cocoa. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Some nice smoke and malt back. Some sweetness and finishes clean. Nice balance. dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2010
The aroma consists of caramel and toffee, with an essence of smokiness. The beer pours a dark brown, but its consistency and lack of lacing leads to a watery appearance. The flavor is dominated by the astringency of ethyl alcohol. A slight smokiness is noticeable, along with notes of roasted malts, but the jejune nature of the ale makes it overall uninteresting.