TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 5, 2007
16 oz bottle. Pours to a beautiful, bright, caramel color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just awesome, with lots of good sweet/carmel malt aroma, fresh bread, and light hints of peat smoke. The palate is rich, and full on the tongue. Flavors of sweet malt, light toast, caramel, and butterscotch, and light peat smoked flavor coat the tongue. This beer finishes with more fantastic caramel malt, and light peat smoke up front, then ends with a light, peppery, alcohol burn that lingers. Outstanding, delicious beer. Stylistically, one of the best I have ever tasted. World class. bigben873 (262) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The beer that taught me the difference between a Scottish ale and a scotch ale. Dark amber full bodied beer. I am rating it a 5 simply to try to counter the ridiculously low rating that it has on this website sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Citrusy aroma with flavors to match. Slight grassy hints with a smokey quality. This beer is nicely balanced and mega flavorable. Served in a bottle and good bit of alcohol but not overpowering. This is one beer you have to try. thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Top five favorite of all time! This beer was so wonderfully rich equally in both aroma and taste. The nose was full of butter, smoke, brown sugar, and cola with perfectly subtle scotch undertones flowing through it. The flavor mirrored this impressively. The palate was soft and it’s only weakness was a bit of wateriness in the texture of the finish. Not sure why others haven’t scored it so well, but I loved this beer! nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2008
16 oz. bottle. Deep copper-brown with a lasting finger of cream that ices the glass over. Delicious caramel aroma also has some light earthy chocolate, and apple. Taste is peat smoke blended well with all the same bits described in the aroma. Medium-heavy body is mostly smooth, and nicely dry on the finish. Excellent Scotch Ale.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 3, 2013
bottle. clear deep amber with a lots a lively bubbles and a medium, creamy, stable, beige head. earthy, peaty, smokey, caramel aroma. flavor is strongly smoked and earthy with a balancing caramel sweetness. long smokey finish. could almost fit in the smoked beer catagory. not really supposed to be smokey for style, but this beer is really tasty. i am continually impressed with sprechers offering. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Wow, this is probably my new favorite Sprecher beer. Smoked flavor that’s not overpowering. Hoped to pick up a couple bottles on my way out of the brewery, but they sold the final three cases in the hour I was there. I can see why. edgallow (4469) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and grain. Taste is grain and a bit of sweetness.