b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent deep amberish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; semi-sweet and malty with a bit of roast as well. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style. Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From bottle. Dark copper color. Aroma is malty with notes like coffee. Flavor is caramel and fairly dry. Little to no hoppiness. This beer is understated and gets better toward the bottom of the glass. Delicious. I could drink this every day. travita (4992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, malts, and amber in color. The smell is malts, strong, sweet, and caramel. The taste is caramel, sweet, malts, and ok. italianjohn (3113) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Clear light brown pour with an orange hue, thin off white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma is of light caramel and roasted malts .... taste is of roasted and caramel malts, biscuity malts, little sweet and sugary .... mouthfeel is flat finish is malty with a light bitter bite .... simple and decent Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pour is a nice dark gold amber with a thin white head..Nose is chewy caramel, spice, chocolate, sweet tea...Taste is Toffee, plum, butterscotch candys, peat..
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 11/15/11. Poured 8/26/13. Close to 2 years old. Beautiful dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on the malt; roast malts and coffee are most prominent with subtle hints of cocoa and dark fruits to follow; some molasses and wood also. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, molasses, roast malt with some elevated floral flavors as well; finish is roast malt and touch of peat. This has to be under 20 IBUs. Wow is this drinkable. There is no discernible alcohol. Some very light lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Mouth feel is oily and chewy. With the flavor and the mouth feel together, it seems like at any moment this ale could magically turn into whipped honey. This is a major win. I would be interested in comparing this to a fresh bottle. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Deep walnut pour, very small fizzy head. Nose and flavor hold distinct caramel, molasses, bits of fig and date, candied almond, and hints of marzipan. Slightly light on the palate, but a good end of the night sipper. Solidly made. jkwalking05 (4734) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of peat, malt and toffee. Taste is of brown sugar, woody hops, peat and smoke. Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
This a nice BIG Malt Bomb of a brew. If you love a double bock like Salvator, or a beer like Three Floyds Robert the Bruce, Scottish Ale, your gonna love this brew. ssmooney28 (3) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
I'm not one to make a professionally written review, so I'll keep this simple. I admit I bought this initially because of the name, but I've always been a Scotch Ale fan. This is one of the best, richest beers I've ever had. Great mouthfeel and a fantastic taste across the board. Rich, chocolately and a nice caramel finish, this beer is going to be a staple in my fridge for the foreseeable future.
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