kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber-red with yeast sediment. Modest malt aroma. Flavor is malt up front with a nice hops finish.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice, thank you alex. pours dark amber with a fat tan head on it. tastes very much like a scotch ale with some kick. smell is hoppy and malty and the taste is very similar. a very nice, rich brew that doesnt leave me disappointed in the least.
3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Dark amber. Nice full fruity and malty nose, very well developed and soft smelling, pleasent. Flavor is very mellow but full and complex, wood-aged almost. Really excellent.
ElGaucho (2282) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is awesome! Caramel/molasses aroma and flavor with a very tasteful hop finish. After having, and loving, the Racer 5 IPA, this one confirms the talents of the BR brewmaster. Every sip is a delight. A bomber is the perfect size for this beer, because 12 oz. simply wouldn’t be enough.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice thick large lasting head atop a bronze and red body. Aroma was hoppy and copper like. flavor had a bit of alcohol and creaminess with a slightly pleasing metal flavor
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, hoppiness over Redness. There is a good malt profile here, it’s just buried underneath a bunch of grass and perfume. Very drinkable by any standard but packed with flavor. The Scottish aspect of this may be stretched a bit thin, but I think the beer holds its own.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Toronado, 05.22.04 Big pine (amirillo?) hoppiness emanates from a thick, lasting, beige head. Cardboard maltiness at first, smooths out to a clean and cleansing hop middle/finish. Refreshing and easy to drink 7%er. A very popular beer everywhere I saw it on tap.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a clean amber looking ale with a large tan head. There is a quick hit of carmel malt followed by a burst of sharp citrus hop aroma. The flavor is strongly bitter, which I enjoyed, although I expected more malt. There was a faint carmel malt presence, but it didn’t quite balance the hop taste. Regardless, I enjoyed the malt bill in this one. One that left you asking for another sip. Thanks to mardermax
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a thin head. Aroma of hops, caramel and alcohol. Flavors of hops, alcohol and caramel. Nice but not impressive.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: a dark, plummy red color, with a good 1/2" head, bubbly, frothy, tan colored. Aroma: sharp, awake & alive, vibrant and terribly hoppy. Wow! Fills the entire head and buzzes the senses: dark fruits, darkly roasted, and feeling much like a barleywine.
Hops are predominant in the palate, and on the tongue, mouth, cheeks, and back of the throat! Malt is full, strong, powerful.
The ABV seems a tease for this, at 6.%, it feels stronger! It claims to be a "bastard" Scottish ale, but feels like a barleywine.
At any rate, all through this brew I could only report "delicious, delicious, delicious" and an occasional outbreak of "tasty, tasty, tasty"!