hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, toasted nuts, and some lighter fruitiness.
Beerdedone (3359) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma was roasty and nutty with caramel, toffee and light smoke. Flavor of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, earth and had some nuttiness.
SpringsLicker (3560) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep garnet with an off-white head.
Light, nutty malt aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet with a tangy bite on the back end.
Not quite a Scottish ale, more in the Brown Ale type in drinking. This needs a bit more malt complexity and body.
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
same as https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rivertowne-maxwells- Sampled at the Rivertowne on tap in Monroeville 12/2007. A little perfumy, but not much. Slightly cloudy brown. Thin creamy head. Nearly flat on the palate. Earthly and nearly bitter. Perhaps some hints of wet straw in there too. The bitterness build with each sip but never gets too out of control. Overall, an OK and unique beer, glad have had the chance to try it. I think East End old hickory may be a little better than this, but not much.
Earlier Rating: 7/11/2007 Total Score: 2.6
Sampled at the Rivertowne on tap in Monroeville. A little perfumy, but not much. Slightly cloudy brown. Thin creamy head. Nearly flat on the palate. Earthly and nearly bitter. Perhaps some hints of wet straw in there too. The bitterness build with each sip but never gets too out of control. Overall, an OK and unique beer, glad have had the chance to try it. I think East End old hickory may be a little better than this, but not much.
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Light coppery aroma with some lightly sour malt. Pours brown with decent head and lacing. Tangy finish with a bit of tin like braces. Can.
Travlr (23351) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is dark malty caramel on burnt toast. Tasty.
closey22 (1834) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with lasting foamy beige head; aroma is chocolatey; flava is mild roasty nutty; feels too light and fizzy per style ; finishes dry roasty nutty tangy
I would call this a brown ale
bluejacket74 (1955) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can, no canning date that I could find but I’m pretty sure this was a new arrival at my local beer store so I’m assuming it’s a somewhat fresh can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like nuts, grainy/bready malt, toffee and some eathiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some light peaty smokiness and fruitness (apple, pear) noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Truthfully, I only bought this because Maxwell is my last name. But this is a nice Scottish Ale, it’s certainly worth a try! If you like malty Scottish Style Ales, might as well try this one. $2.79 a can.
dmac (5967) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Xroads. Poured a clear orange-brown with a small bubbly light beige head. Aroma is earthy, light peat, caeamel and chocolate malts, nuts and tea. Flavor is real nice, peat, earth, nut shells, dried out orange rinds, dough, hint of toffee. Body is a touch thin with average bubbly carbonation. Rather surprised by this one I like it.
PorterPounder (7725) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clearwater, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz can. Dark amber pour, light off-white head. that fades quickly. Light toffee aroma with some peat-like accents. Grounded earthy flavor with some sweet toffee notes a touch of Biscotti sweetness, a touch of vegetable funkiness. Crisp mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa.
Acajou au col crémeux blanc-cassé.
Arôme est malté, pâle, caramel et Munich, rétro fruité noir assez plaisant avec de fines effluves houblonnées en rétro.
Palais reste fort centré sur le malté, pâle, pointe de grillé, léger chocolaté avec un fini sec. Fruité noir, sorte de date et de figue pour une effervescence moyenne voire basse. Pointe de chocolat en poudre sur la fin. Sympa pour juste 5%, le score assez bas de cette bière ne me semble pas vraiment justifié.