RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Dark black beer with little head. It had a sour fruit aroma like some Belgium beers. Awful was the word that sprung to mind at the time of drinking.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hey, how did Bov manage to rate this twice? I had it out of the can and it has a distinctive fruity maltiness that actually catches an edge as it goes and reminds me of Scotch whiskey. The body is delicate, though and not as robust as other Scottish ales Iíve tried.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2008 Crisp and malty taste thatís representative of a very decent Scottish Ale. Good, yet too fizzy. A touch smoky.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tangy carbonation, sweet malt flavor, light hop bitter aftertaste. Good brew.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite light in flavour, but nice doughy peatiness ands smokiness, a bit nutty aswell, not bad, but certainly not great.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Especially when from a nitrogen tap in a pub. Great creamy head, extremely smooth, well balanced. The next time you see this, try it instead of a guiness.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 25, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Horrible... heavy vinegar taste. After reading all the other reviews, I hope it was just a bad keg at the local pub.
tourette (223) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid, well balanced ale. It has a nutty characteristic that I liked. Its full bodied and generally very good.
joeprogressive99 (6) - USA - MAY 20, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew has strong caramel flavor with a hint of mocha. Finishes well but lacks kick. Overall an enjoyable beer that compliments most food very well.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Such a nice dark reddy-brown color. The aroma was not very strong but their was a definite butterscotch aroma. The butterscotch was noted in the taste as well alongside a big malty feel. The beer was very, very thin towards the finish and I had thought that it would be much thicker, oh well. The finish seemed somewhat watered down and filtered and that as a dissapointment. Itís still good, but it has some things to work on.