davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from the brewery. Very nice malty beer. Burnt aroma, with nuts, cola, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Velvety palate, and medium body. Brown colour, with a frothy long-lasting head.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Dark dirty brown with a thin off white head. Sharp fruity malt and hints of alcohol. Faint burnt plastic notes. Earthy finish and that’s about it. Very one dimensional and under hopped.
[email protected]hawthorne00 (4036) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is wood, herbs and some slight toffeeish and grassy notes as well. Flavour is toffee, wood, grass and some slight herbal notes. Quite bitter finish, but otherwise not very exciting.
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2016 [1/10] Tap at brewery. Brown, beige head. Mild caramel and grass nose, hints of vanilla and prunes. Caramel sweetness with some burnt touches. Thick body for the alcohol content. Not really my sort of thing, but pleasant enough. [2.8]harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
[10/16] Coming around to this a little after a few tries. But only a little. Much as before with firm peppery bitterness at the end.
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Russet colour, haze, lasting beige head. So what is it that makes this a Scotch Ale? Not much hop presence, some toffee malt. What is it? Sweetish toffee is the overall impression.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Nice hazy dark/red colour. Toffee/caramel taste/aroma. Nice beer for a scotch ale as I am not a bit fan usually. BeerMeeting (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
Great colour and appearance. slightly smokey. Stronger heavier better but good. Alcohol. Good Beer. Would like again.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice copper colour with an off-white head that lasts well and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very light, barely there, but there is a faint suggestion of toffee/caramel. Flavour is a lot more pronounced with hints of brown sugar, strawberries, sweet malts and the aforementioned toffee/caramel. Medium bodied on the palate with the right amount of sweetness and a good, lasting finish. A slightly higher abv wouldn’t hurt but as it is, this is a fine beer. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with a small beige head. Toffee apple aroma, burnt caramel, dark fruits. Very sweet and sugary in the mouth, a little ill-balanced here. Medium bodied with a malty, fruity finish. I’d say this is a young bottle as I’m getting acetaldehyde aroma and flavour in the glass. Would like to try this again after some time in the bottle. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Looks like I’m the first North American to rate this beer, thanks to my friend Kat. Tasted from a bottle, and given an earlier rating, perhaps this is the best way to rate this one. Hazy copper/brown pour with yellowish off-white one-finger head that disappeared pretty quickly. Roasty caramel nose and all variations of malt aromas... brown sugar, burnt sugar, toffee, cookie, and a bit of dried fruit. Even more fruity on the palate with a hint of burnt wood and malted milk in addition to the strong malt and fruit notes. I think this bottle might have been aged a bit. It’s quite sweet, but I think the age has done good things to the sugars; I really liked this beer, apparently more than most other raters.