OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy texture without an overpowering bitterness. Best from the tap.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Pours mostly foam/nitrogenated, which settles into a golden colored ale with a large, fluffy, and dense head. The aroma is sweet, like candy. The body is thin, but compensated for with the thick pillowy head. Flavor is mellow, slightly malty, and has a great, smokey peat malt character. This may be my new favor beer on tap at the local bars.
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling light brown,thick beige head.Good malt profile. Complex and well balanced
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice appley smell! Great brown ale colour similar to all of the English breweries. Good appley-esb taste!
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this Scottish Ale, it accentuates the malt without being too sweet. There was a roasted quality to the finish after a smooth start. A great, deep brown color and a slightly lacy head.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Something is just not right. Thank God it is my last beer of the evening.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth brew dark in color,malty in aroma and sweet malt flavor nice finish with a malty after taste that you’d kill to have another one of these.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with white head that leavews nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, and very malty, with definite scotch element. Taste is sweet malty, some woodsiness and minimal bitterness. True to style.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delightfully creamy and sweet taste. Quite the smooth ride to the finish, too. O flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again.
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 RERATE: Have had this from draught can, bottled, and on tap now. The draught can is outstanding, on tap it is heavenly, but the bottles do this brew a disservice. Pure pleasure. Creamy white head, clings to glass all the way down and does not dissipate. Nice brownish red color. Looks very nice in a glass, and even has a slight bit of opaqueness to it. Drinks EXTREMELY smooth! Carbonation is just right. Nice bitter aftertaste does not malinger too long or overwhelm. A nice beer I will totally purchase again.