MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2002
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Way too thin for my tastes. Creamy looking head that diminishes rather quickly. Not impressed at all by this beer and I even had this on tap.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 30, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey malty aroma. Thin head goes away quickly. Amber medium bodided beer. Malty sweet taste with a hint of smoke. Very good beer!
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma was kinda week, but what was there was very nice. had a nice enjoyable quality. good malt/hop balance
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was very disappointed with this. The flavor was wimpy - none of that roasted malt flavor some of the better scotch ales have.
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 3, 2001
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wheres the flavor. Scottish ales should be noticeably malty. Nothing to write home about.
domedweller99 (6) - Bradford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For a Scotish Ale the flavor is somewhat weak.. nonetheless, this is one of my very favorite beers. Maybe it’s the nitrogen but it is so smooth it will have you wishing it came in 6 packs instead of 4. I had it on tap once and it blew me away, out of the can it comes pretty close. The flavor is hard to pin down.. malty?? caramell? You’ll just have to try it for yourself I guess. Highly recomended to fans of Guiness when you’re in the mood for a change.
achtungpv (190) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve only had it from the tap, but it has a very nice malty flavor. Extremely drinkable.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color with minimal head. Slight malt and peat aromas. Very smoky flavor combines well with the maltiness you would expect in a Scottish ale. Pleasant, but nothing special
atiredblue99 (6) - huntington beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful, a sure champ..
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting ale. Dark tawny brown, with medium lacey head. Aroma is mossy, smokey caramel. The flavor is strongly smoked malt, dry and lightly hopped. This is a distinct beer -- **Be ready for the old smoke flavor** -- nothing at all like the supersweet Scottish ales (McEwan’s). Recommended for a hearty meal, especially with game.