wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a clear reddish ambrer with a decent light tan head. Aroma is brown sugar and butter. Taste is sweet roasted malt, brown sugar and butter, once again, and a little espresso. Mouthfeel is not as cloying as one might expect; fairly crisp and clean. A little alcohol evident after the swallow. Very good effort. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light orange, peat. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry/orange, some earthy, light peat. Medium body, low carbonation. Frank (4255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
This was an extreme gusher but it actually tastes all right. Any tartness or funk from infection either fits in or is otherwise unnoticeable. It’s a very cloudy brown color w/ a white, long-lasting head. Nose is strong caramel w/ some bready notes and some raisin. Texture is full bodied and is just very slightly sticky. There is a slight tartness to balance the sweetness and a firm earthy bitterness. Not a bad beer overall, esp. considering it was a gusher and that I’ve not been a huge fan of the brewer thus far. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Amber pour with a foamy head. Aroma of toasty malt, peet and roasted nuts. Similar flavor. Good, but not too exciting. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Hazy copper color with a foamy tan head. Faint aroma of passion fruit with a taste to match. Flavor has a hint of roasted malt and toffee. Barely resembles a scotch ale.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours a clear deep amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and mild peaty nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and some sweet chewy peaty caramel notes with a touch of oxidation and light fruity character before a semi-sweet finish with a hint of smoke. Pretty well-balanced and true to style Scotch ale. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2010
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Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Reddish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, big sweetness, some slight fudge and also mild leathery notes. Flavour is metallic, mildly leathery, some caramel malts, nuts and mild fudge. Quite pleasant brew, but could do with a little bit more complexity.
Pours deep amber brown with creamy tan head. Aroma almost overwhelmingly caramel malts with some toasted characteristics. A slight nose of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet up front with more impressionable toasted and biscuit finish. Hop bitterness and spice at the very tailend and some alcohol warmth. Something different. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Bockyhorsey. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a 2 finger beige head that results in spotty lacing. The nose is caramel, faint roasted nuts and light peat. The taste is toasted malt, light smoked peat and some bitter burnt nuts rounding it out. Medium mouthfeel. Not great, but not bad either. Middle of the road Scotch. Thanks Bill! nuplastikk (6508) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
12oz bottle. Deep amber-brown color. Fluffy off-white head. Doesn’t really taste like it could be any more than 7%, so it definitely does a good job of hiding the alcohol. Smooth and malt centered, with some alcohol warmed amber malt nuances. Mild touch of vanilla perhaps in the aftertaste. Rather excellent example of a Scottish Ale, not thick and overbearing like most US examples.