beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Nice, sweet malty nose. No hop, which is ok for style.
Appearance: Light brown color, with a slight tinge of red.
Flavor: Caramelly, sweet malt flavor dominates throughout the glass. Very slight hopping. Somewhat smoky in the finish which adds a little complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium light mouthfeel.
Overall: Very malty and too style. Very solid Scottish Ale.
zach8270 (3701) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Poured a deep amber color with a very thin white head that went away quickly. Sweet malts and some toffee in the nose. Taste reminded me of Killians but it wasn’t so stale. Nice and malty with a good sweet finish.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, deep amber with no head.Aroma is of malt, malt and hints of toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with good maltiness, also tastes of a little caramel and other things. A lot like Killian's but better than that. This is good stuff, but nothing to get excited about.
obxdude10 (2098) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent Scottish ale, ruby red in color, very tiny off-white head, decently balanced, sweety malty flavors with a slight hop-spiciness, smooth & drinkable
freekyp (1557) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby color with no head. Sweet lingering molasses finish with ever so slight hop in finish. Lingering malt aftertaste.
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty & sweet. Weird smell - like compost. Deceptive as it looks more like a brown ale. A little too malty for me. Made up for a weak start with a good finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very malty, and too much orange for a Scott. I did not enjoy this beer at all.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
To be blunt, Scottish Ale, my fanny. Decent nose, noticeable scotchiness, but tastes strong and has an oddly tangy taste. Ends obnoxiously cloying. Just not a good thing.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
one if ABCs better offerings. a nice dark nut brown with a bready malt nose.
lots of malt with overtones of chocolate, bread pudding and vanilla.
a slight peaty acidity in the finish.
BOZJT (7) - EXTON, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not normally my style beer, but it was offered to me. Not bad. Is not as smokey as other Scottish I've tried. Once was enough.