HighlanderOne (985) - 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.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh ... not much to this one. Pleasant and lightly smokey ... but barely. Not something to write home about either way.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
if it's not scottish... it's crap! And while this avoids the crap level, it does so only barly. My overwhelming impression was that this beer was way too lite for what i was expecting.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scottish ale is such a fun, generous style, that I really cannot excuse a brewer for failing to make a near-perfect beer in the style. This one is not near perfect. Of course, it's not bad, either. Some rich malt with strawberry notes, which as a whole grows tiresome as I drink the pint. The wateriness comes out as the glass is drained. Decent beer, but Scottish Ale should deliver more.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly not bad. Actually had some good flavor. Sweet, malty, like a good scottish ale but slightly toned down. Some hops in the finish. Not bad.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It's crystal clear with a beautiful copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head which is fully diminishing and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is extremely rich with huge notes of English milk chocolate, butter, caramel and English toffee. Toasted cashews arise in the nose as an afterthought.
The flavor is very rich and malty up front. It's like drinking a fizzy, liquid Cadbury's Caramello bar. Balanced perfectly on the backside via a very nice hop addition.
Lightly medium-bodied with a creamy yet fizzy mouthfeel. Very lengthy, crisp & clean finish with lingering notes of chocolate and clover. Rose pedals at the very wee end... strange, but true.
Interesting and tasty Scottish Ale! World Class beer and one of my favorites. Highly recommended for MaltHeads!!!