This 9.0% ABV Scotch ale is from the Hermitage Brewing Company of San Jose, California. The beer pours a dark reddish amber in color. There is a short head of off-white foam. The aroma is malty, caramel, toasted, with a bit of a tang. The taste is also malty, caramel and sweet potato with enough bitterness to not be cloying. There is a light tang on the finish, as is common in Scotch ales. The alcohol is not noticeable. It is surprisingly light in the mouth for the alcohol level and maltiness. This is pretty good.