jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
This was a nice amber color with a warming taste. Some oak and caramel with some hops.
JML044 (31) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Great Scottish Ale. Great color, great caramel flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a deep copper brown color with a very small film head. Nose has a fantastic malt nose with some very light earthy hops highlights. Lots of marris otter malt kick, some light chocolate, light peat but overall a very smooth malty nose. Flavor has some light burnt caramel malt sweetness with a touch of chocolate to sweeten it up. Brew finishes with a slight acidic bite that really accentuates the hefty toasted malt finish. Body is modest with a lot of fine carbonation, making it feel slightly thinner. Overall a really good brew. Tons of rich malty flavor, fitting the style perfectly. Great candidate for a session evening with friends. Patrickctenchi (6585) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours deep brown with red backlights....fluffy, off-white head.
Scent is earth, malt, caramel.
Taste is a toasted, burnt malt, light smoke.
Cola-like body and tingle.
Slight herbal bitter.
A very nice beer. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
I liked this quite a bit. Pours much darker than I expected, with a deep brown center with a nice viscosity to boot. Thick on the mouth feel, with lots of texture and boozy, malt latent undertones. Nice one.
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Dark dark ale.... thick head. Sweet taste. Ive not had a scottish ale before but based on this im pretty impressed. I expected this to be a little bit nuttier but i was throughly impressed. I would drink this again. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Dark copper pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and light smoke. Taste is roasted malt, caramel and a light smoke flavor in the body and in the aftertaste. Nice lacing. jmohno (1618) - Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Dark,with clear mahogony,very nice,with foamy froth,nice lacing.
Sweet carmel,raison, dark cherrie,very slight roast or chocolate,slight mineral,fresh yeast. Some pepper.
Taste is much the same,smooth,with sweet maltiness,good balance,dark carmel,semi sweetness.I like how this finishes and balances out. wlajwl (6801) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma is fruit/berries and malts. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, berries/raspberries and a bready/smoothish finish. rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 Slightly slippery feel in the mouth. A tiny bit of smokey peat. Something strange with the bitterness in the last drink from the glass, a little burnt. Other than that decent stuff. Serving: Bottle