UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally wicked. Very smooth and malty, with a touch of hops. Mild and easy to drink, but lots of flavor. Decidedly scottish in style.
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.