argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2017
22oz bottle. Enormous beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light earthy, faint peat. Taste is sweet, caramel, some brown sugar, light bread. Light-medium body, some stickiness, light effervescence. alobar (3996) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Dark reddish orange color with aroma of toffee, bread, and dark fruit. Toffee and caramel sweetness with bread and dark fruit. Nice beer. ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2016
On tap at Stone Corral. Clear deep amber. Smells of caramel malt, light smoke, bread, and lightly fruity.. Tastes of slick and oily caramel malt. Gives it a fruity taste. Bready behind it. Smoke in the finish. Dry and medium bodied. Nice. JStax (7400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a hazy red with a beige head of foam. The aroma has cheesecake, cherries, and wood. Taste is sweet and earthy. Bigger body, medium carbonation. Really good. bytemesis (9633) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Tap. Pours hazy amber, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is indeed earthy and a touch smoky, caramel and toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, very lightly bitter, more pronounced peaty smoke profile, earthy. Medium body, very light acidity. Interesting.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Bomber from Winooski Beverage (VT), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. malrubius (3123) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2015
App.: Brilliant clear copper with a fair very light tan foam.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, breadiness, light to moderate peat smoke, a touch fruity, light alcohol, a wee bit earthy.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate and smooth carbonation, smooth overall.
Flav.: Sweet caramel malt, lightly earthy, faintly smoky, a little fruity; fairly dry with a sweet impression and a caramel, lightly boozy finish.
Nothing wrong with this.
Bottle from Brewfest. Hazy amber with lasting head and some lace. Fruity wood malty aroma with a hint of peaty smoke and herbal long finish. Just bitter enough to not be syrupy. Medium full body. A little fruity sharp and long on the finish. Pretty good. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2015
This was poured into a thistle.
The appearance was a hazy burnt to bronzed brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell started off with a sharp sweet toasty caramel malts. There’s a light breadiness with a decent smokey to peaty background to sticky sort of meat like substance.
The taste was mainly sweet with an ample amount of smokiness riding into the meaty portion. There’s a lingering sweet meaty aftertaste leading into a semi-sweet sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and really light. It’s good for what it is.
Overall, this was a pretty good Scottish ale that I could have again. Everything fits for the style. ben4321 (6907) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Winooski Beverage, 8/19/15
Drake (14360) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma: The aroma is caramel malt, some earth, and light notes of peat
Appearance: A cloudy darker orange-amber color with a thin beige head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is much like the aroma, malty and a little sweet, light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, lively carbonation, touch of stickiness, and a light dry close
Thought this was a solid Scottish. It’s not my favorite style, but I thought they did a pretty solid job with this one. Feels fairly true to style.
Bomber from Winooski Beverage, 4/15/15. Clear amber, medium sized creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, earth, a hint of frutiness and caramel. The taste is caramel, earth, smoke, toasted malt. Thin bodied, low carbonation, decent balance.