BlackBeerPG (815) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2017 Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Fort Wayne release party at CS3. Probably my least favorite of the night. Not bad, mind you... just not great. Thin and mostly expressionless, the malts held my attention for just a moment, then I was ready to go back for another Timmie or Chocolate Cake. This would be nice to suck down the 4pk at the lake/party/wherever without much thought... and with the admittedly impressive canned artwork and "drinkability" (God I feel dirty using that damned AB catchphrase in a craft review), you might use it to pull a few more converts to the craft world. In short, its for non-think’n drink’n.
Taste: roasted dark malts, cocoa, hazelnut,sweet toffee notes. Same with the nose. Dark brown, partly clear, with a delicate head and lace. Medium/full body. Clean finish. crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2017
355ml can. Dark amber pour, light tan/offwhite head. ARoma is herbal and buttery. Flavor is malt liquory with english ale yeast, gross. vyvvy (6574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
It pours bronze with an off white head. It has a light body with mild carbonation. The taste has dry toffee, dried dates with light toast. Okay Scottish ale. sawbuck (749) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Malty chocolate aroma. Deep brown color. Malty up front, watery mouth feel. Average. ads135 (4884) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
A pretty decent scottish ale. Darker than most. Chocolate and coffee. Some caramel and sweet bread. Picked this up at the Indy airport in 2016.
kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Dark reddish pour from 16oz can at Home. Carmel and malty flavor. Rich and full body. Not bad for the style Finhead (1783) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Slightly hazy, amber-brown pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has toasted malt and mild caramel. It has a light, somewhat thin body with average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a slightly sticky finish.earthy, rondphoto (4488) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2016
can @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- 11/May/2016 --- Aroma of malt. Clear dark orange amber brown color, beige head that slowly shrinks to a cover, light lace dots. Taste is malt that sweeps into medium carbonation that then ushers in what I can only conclude is Coke. Light hops in a short finish. It’s only been three months since May, but I believe this is past its date. kathouse (1928) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Ruby/orange in color with a thin head. Deep malt aroma. Biscuit, toast, and bread with caramel notes in the back end and finish. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 14C Scottish Export
AROMA: Low maltiness with faint confectionery notes and red fruit. Nose is mild overall, though. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Clear dark copper/burgundy hue. Large off-white foam quickly and completely dissipates. 1/3
FLAVOR: Mild, bland palette. Malt-focused, but little distinct character. Trace confectionery notes; slightly minerally. No hop presence. Can is fairly fresh but seems old, though no signs of oxidation. 8/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Watery texture. Smooth and easy to drink; clean aftertaste. 2/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Entirely too bland to enjoy. No glaring flaws, just not to style. 4/10
TOTAL SCORE: 22/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.