Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quality Scottish Ale. Very drinkable.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
iíve grimmaced through a couple bottled samples of this in the past and didnít rate it assuming it was "off". now with a can-- foaming fresh-- itís certainly better, but still hardly worth the effort of multiple purchases. itís amber with a little extra brown in the blend, plus dollops of widget-driven froth. the aroma is of foam, but with time, some nice elements squeeze out through the creamy filter and have woody shadings of peat malts and a tamarind smell like A1 steak sauce spilled on nogahide. very creamy, but as the carbonation diminishes, somehow the malt aspect seems to expire in the flavor, leaving me with a bitter watery chesnut demi-brew to dispence of. thatís not challenging because at 3.9%, itís at the opposite extreme of wee-heavy: wee-weenie. drink it fast ícause it doesnít warm well.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a dark brown color that is translucent. Taste is a smooth roasted flavor that finishes smooth with little bitterness. Overall not a bad beer that I would get again.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a nice off-white head. Nice earthy flavor with a good deal of malt, but the bodyís a bit thin. I like the St Andrews better.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 nice aroma, nice creamy head, flavor grew on me the more i drank, a tad less carbonated than i enjoy, however, a nice scottish ale
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a dominating brew. Less aromatic and potent then I was hoping for. The color is very clear but the opaqueness is too high. A very easy beer to drink. Inactive in flavor with very little aftertaste.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm... a little weaker then I was expecting. This beer has a very sweet, caramely, malt flavor. Dry in aftertaste. Deep copper in color. Tan head that left a thin rind that lasted until the end. Good, but even though it is one of my first experiences with Scottish ale, I believe there has to be better out there.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 11/13/02: The pour a crystal clear deep copper, the head is pulchritudinous, creamy in consistency, the lace fine sheets that cling longingly to the glass. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, earthy; maybe itís my imagination but íHints of Peatí? Front is sweet, the top is reedy, the finish is charmingly hopped, convivially carbonated, congenially dry aftertaste. A very clean and refreshing beer to end my day, so its time to light up my daily cigar and ďChill BabyĒ!
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This did not taste that great, even though I was 4 beers deep already. It had little flavor, and was not very hoppy. Fairly flat beer. No thanks.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Budweiser of Scottish Ales.
Very thin nose. I could detect nothing but a slight hint of hops and alcohol.
Sparkling, clear mohogany hue. Large, frothy, off-white head. Fully lasting with excellent lacing.
The flavor is malty and earthy. Perfectly balanced. Nice and smooth.
Watery mouthfeel. Thin body. Fizzy carbonation. Dry, crisp, slightly pungent finish. Scottish lawnmower beer. Not a bad beer, just not a very good scottish ale. Try this as an introduction to scottish ales, then move along quickly to another.