Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Pours a deep russet topped with an inch or so of light brown head. The aroma is sweet malts, caramel, a touch of chocolate and a tiny hint of roast coffee, just lingering in the background is the merest hint of earthy spice. Tastewise again the malts dominate, sweet caramel and chocolate mainly, though without being overly sweet. Nice medium body and good to drink. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
This is Weyerbacher’s second take on this style and it starts with a nice dusty malty aroma and is attractive with a lacing of bubbles but flavor-wise its a bit flat. There is some sugarcane offset by dark malty tones and a black licoriche aftertaste but nothing to bring me back. The old recipe had more nuances to it. DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Draft at Capone’s from a 1L hand-bottling. Pours burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 1-finger khaki head that leaves decent lace. Nose is malty, fruity, with some caramel, brown sugar, and toffee notes. Tastes very malty, with a berry fruitiness, caramel and brown sugar, mild roasty and rauchy notes, and a medium palate heft. I say 3.5. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Sampled on draft at tarrants during another wonderful happy hour. Not as ’scottish’ as I had hoped. Was sweet toffee, earthy brown malt and hints of brown sugar. A little dark fruitiness, and even a faint old earthy hoppiness. but overall nothing too special. definitely drinkable though. alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Pours a reddish brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and toffee. Flavor is mostly sweet malt with caramel, toffee, and some nuts. Nice beer.
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Roasted malty, slight spiced and mixed phenolic to estery. Bitter and lingering dark roasted malty. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Tarrants on 06/06/2011. Clear reddish amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. sweet fruit, caramel and light bready flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. italianjohn (3139) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Clear deep amber reddish pour light off white head light lacing ... roasted and caramel malt aroma .... taste of roasted and caramel malts, light smoke and very light burnt caramel ... a tasty and simple brew really sessionable and not too bad Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a mahogany color with a small just off white head. The head faded fast to give very little lacing.
Smell – The smell is largely of roasted malt mixed with an ever so light sweeter dark fruit.
Taste – The taste matches the nose quite well. A very nice roasted malt base is upfront and present throughout the taste. More towards the middle, a sweeter cherry flavor begins to develop and at the very end the malt and cherry flavors mix with very light spicy and earthy flavors.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little thinner then desired, but not off putting in any way.
Overall – This was an aright brew. On the positive side, it has a very nice color with a great malt flavor and smell. While the malty flavor and smell are very nice, they make for a rather uni-dimensional taste, as the other flavors are really quite light in comparison to the malt flavor.
rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Sweet scotch style. Big malts, cherry, berry, slight wood smoke. Nice but nothing special.