jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Brown body with a short, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, earthy peat. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Roast/coffee dryness. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the roasted malts, though not overly strong. Tastes an awful lot like a roasty brown ale. Less sweet than many Scotch ales. Not complex, but pleasant tastes of roast, peat with a little tobacco thrown in. steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a coffee brown with a very thin carmel head. Smells of roast (almost of coffee) with a bit of caramel. Somewhat sweet with the fait hint of bitter. Not much too this beer. I’ve only drank coffee once, but based on the smell of coffee I would say it drinks like a light roast of coffee with a hint of milk. I guess if you’re a coffee drinker you would love this beer especially if you need an evening cold beverage in the winter. FROTHINGSLOSH (7942) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
I am not a huge fan of this style but this one really impressed me +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that faded fairly quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy caramel, sweet malts and a bit of nut. The flavor was tangy caramel, sweet malts, light butterscotch and hints of wood and tobacco. The finish was long, sweet, malty and had lingering caramel. Well done. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle. The appearance is deep amber and mildly cloudy. It has a nice sudsy, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, a nutty tone, some earth and a little wood. It’s kinda weak but decent. The taste is mildly sweet and toasty. There’s a lemon twang in the finish. Mouthfeel is normal - smooth, sudsy. It’s a fine, calm beer. Easy to drink and inoffensive. shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Clear brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and light bitter hay flavor. Very nice.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Pours a bright clear rust red with ring of light tan head. Good caramel nose. Flavor is earthy, a little vegetal, hint of cardboard, but mainly burnt caramel and minimal hop spice flavor. Not bad, actually, pretty much what I think of for the style. Decent example. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
(draft @ Ohio Scottish Games - Wellington, OH) Copper pour with a thick tan head. Light sweet and mildly smoky aroma with some caramel hints. Flavor is sweet caramel with a very dry and bitter grain middle and a bitter and cloying aftertaste. Not all that great. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, earthy, some dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, spice, some earthy hints with some breaddy hints on the finish. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 26, tap @ Thirsty Dog, Akron. Pours clear brown with a tanned small head leaving some lacing. Dry, malty, caramel aroma and flavor with nice tart hoppy touch. Very drinkable but not too light. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Aroma is rich toffee an caramel. Sweet and (brown) sugary, but with a nutty balance. Very aromatic.
The appearance is dull toffee brown. Zero head.
The flavor is nutty like hazelnut and almonds. A little roasted, which adds a needed balance at the end. Not that complex but very good flavor.
The palate is ashy, dry, gritty. Very sweet and nutty. Not at all cloying. A nice, dry Scotch ale with a hint of sweetness.