SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Had it on tap. Mild on the palate. Aroma was sweet. It had a little hoppy taste which is why I ranked it higher then I would have. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2012
(I guess they can un-retire this now) Bottle and served in my La Chouffe tulip: Clean deep amber and mahogany hue with a nice lasting frothy head and very good sticky lace. The aroma is all about the malt as it should be, rich crystal/caramel, toffee candy, slight smoke, wet grain, "terroir", pear and dragonfruit esters along with a splash of peppery hops. The taste is malt forward without being overly sweet, lightly roasty and kilned with a dash of spice and earthiness to round out the palate. Yeah, it is hardly a tour de force within the genre but is a nice tribute none the less. I am rather enjoying this brew. jonhall (62) - - JUL 24, 2012
2012 retro release 6 of 15. Large bottle 1 pint 6 oz. pours deep amber with generous head. Nice malts with hint of caramel. Good finish. Not as much kick as Founders Dirty Bastard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone matthewjk (1124) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22oz pour into my stupid mouth - Trust me folks, this is a winner! One of this beer’s most impressive features is its silky texture. Beautifully balanced with high caramel notes. Excellent recipe. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL; enjoyed right before a dark, ominous storm on a steamy, humid summer day before seeing the Afghan Whigs. Appearance is a dark, slightly clear brown amber with a rich off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, bit of toffee, rather malty which is synonymous with the style. Taste is nice and crisp with an obvious sweetness, very subtle hint of smoke, light bitterness, soft kick from the ABV. Nice and pretty complex.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
My bottle reads scotch ale, not scottish ale, so maybe someone needs to correct this brews listing. Pours a dark amber with a thin khaki head. Aroma is sweet and malty, lots of toffee and caramel, nutty and a bit smoky. Flavor is very nice and super malty, sweet toffee notes, peanut brittle, very smooth mouthfeel. Good brew. hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle and rated on 10-29-2012. This beers poured a small ivory head that was mostly lasting, fair amount of lacing, transparent body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a copper hue. The Aroma was malty upfront, toasty, caramel, and semi-sweet. The Flavor was malty upfront, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, lightly spicy, toasty, and a mild alcohol taste. The Mouthfeel started out very tingly and then settled down to a nice, smooth mouthfeel. The body of this beer is medium. Overall, a very tasty Scottish Ale which is a favorite style of mine. It is very quaffable, worthy of a try, malty upfront in the Aroma and Flavor which is my kind of beer, and definitely a beer I would drink again! superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in July 2012. Pours slightly cloudy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, pear, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt with fruity/hop notes; doesn’t smell overly sweet. Taste of caramel, golden raisin, pear, brown sugar, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, toasted grain, light chocolate, floral, pepper, and toasted earthiness. Light amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, brown sugar, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, toasted grain, pepper, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt/fruity flavors; with moderate floral/spicy hop balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good scotch ale. Good balance and complexity of malt/fruity flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering. Tmoney99 (14869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft. Poured dark ruby color with a frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Good complex sweet earthy toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good toasted sweet malt flavor and a sweet finish with a small alcohol tone. Very good complex brew. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours brown with orange hue. Nutty, malty, and slightly sweet aroma. Taste is toasted nuts, toffee, carmel, and bread. Nice brew.