unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark ruby color with small white head. Good lacing. Nice aroma...mainly hops on the nose with a light malt presence. The taste is roasted malt up front with hop bitterness after the swallow. A very interesting beer.
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber colour with a light brown head. Strong aroma of hops, malt and a subtle tropical fruit aroma. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty/smoky malt characteristic with noticeable hoppiness. Aftertaste bittered from both the hops and the roasted malt. Overall, a crazy mix between a scottish and an APA, but works out fairly well. I must thank Jah_noth (Dan) for the local trade and the generous treat! I sampled this 65 cL bomber on 17-October-2003.
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark reddish brown appearance. Thick foamy tan head. Very strong aroma of malts and hops. The flavor is quite intense. One sip I the malts shout to me, the next sip the hops make themselves known. Nice "roasty" aftertaste. Excellent!
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red, good head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malt heavy with some detectable hop presence. Taste is malty, very dry hoppy finish. Great mouthfeel, a little bit to thin perhaps. Interesting ale.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique ale. Red Rocket pours a very dark reddish brown with big off white head that is retained. Flavor is extremely unique. There is a strong hop presence with an equally strong roasted/smokey malt flavor. Tasty.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby amber. Sticky light tan head. Malt, metallic, slightly piney, earthen nose. Starts sweet, caramel, lightly metallic, rich earthy hops, resinous, juicy, very drinkable, light bodied...Finishing, stone and chalky, grapefruit and piney goodness. Very quaffable, alcohol is definately hidden. I like it, I like it alot!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper red color, full head, hoppy nose. Malts dominate at first but then massive hops kick in. Lingering bitter finish. Unique.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This deep red brew almost headed in the wrong direction when the typical Scottish ale malt flavors kicked in - I love the thickness of the malt, but there's always an odd taste to it. Well, I needn't worry about that this time - a HUGE hop kick comes in to save the day and pummel some of the malts into submission. What it ended up as was an exceptional strong ale with a wee bit of Scotch malt - tasty!
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big balanced hop/malt aroma and flavor with just a bit of smoke thrown in. This is the kind of beer I could just curl up with and watch the snow come down.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a nice head. Peaty malts and massive hops hide every bit of alcohol. Caramel notes are strong at end. Hoppy in that West Coast tradition, even if it was supposed to be a Scottish Ale!