Very strange. Has all the characteristics of a very nice malty Scotch Ale but it rapidly goes off in a very odd direction. Its problems all stem from the over developed hops.
Dark garnet color with not much head. Good deep color, no lacing. Lovely malty nose with some sweet alcohol and this is reflected in the taste. Warming on the way down and all is well with the malty style until the last throws of the taste. Then we get a bitter hop finish. The bitterness is not very sharp or pronounced, but it IS out of context for the style. I just don’t get it.
Oh well, it’s still a very drinkable beerand I enjoyed it but just a little odd in terms of style.