Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #8

12 oz bottle into the Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Body is a ugly, clouded, Dubbel-like affair with very little discernible head, retention or lace. Nose has quite a lot of sweet peat, and then this is followed-up a LOT in the taste. Unfortunately the combination of...

Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale

12 oz bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. $2.49 for the single. Pour is a rich garnet body which looks good, but the head and lace are just woefully disappointing considering the style. I want a rich, dense head and (at least in part) because of the ABV and the way...

Terrapin 90 Shelling Scotch Ale

Finally a review of #6 in the Side Project Series. 22 oz bottle that I think came from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. The usual presentation for the SP series, gold foiled, generic label etc. Good looking, dark garnet pour that form a nice, tight, white head, some lace...

Claymore Scotch Ale

Had this a few weeks ago on-tap at The Brick Store but this review is for the 12 oz bottle that I bought as a single at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour is a lot darker than I was anticipating. Getting toward black. Head and lace are ultimately, largely absent. In...

Scotch Silly

$10 for the 750 mL corked and caged, black foiled bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, NC, USA. Pops open with a small amount of brownish foam. This one is poured into the L’Abbaye Brasserie des Rocs chalice. The head is small a slightly disappointing...