davidyoung9899 (3) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer. Absolutely wonderful flavor, color, aftertaste, everything.
BillKismet (3721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lovely scotch-amber hue with a fine head that dissipates quickly. I am inclined to think this beer was in the bottle too long as a skunky aroma is present, though when tipping the glass and sniffing closely, a scotch malting is present. This skunkiness is present in the flavor, giving way to a maltier taste as the beer warms, albeit one that fades fast. I was extremely dissapointed in this beer. The smell almost destroys the beer--though the experience betters as the beer warms. Will have to try again.
russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was slightly disapointed with this one, too light and wussy to be from scotland. However, i did enjoy it throughly and liked the clear clean flavors
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SO SMOOth not bitter everything you want in a scottish ale this has,,,drink it and love it
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smooth,Malty with a hint of smokines a very good beer
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial strong smokey flavor almost turned me completely off, but beer finished nicely. McEwans much better.
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks real tasty and love that widget but this beer’s has a subpar taste of stale cashews. Didnt really enjoy it too much. Halfway through i was praying it would turn into a Guinness.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beautiful and wonderful Scottish Ale.
KenB148899 (10) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good ale,smoothe and crisp,a bit of smoke makes it tasty.An easy drinkable brew.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color very dark amber, transparent. Good head rentention. Nose smoky/whiskey-maltish, nice. Flavor a bit too bitter and dry for the style, I thought; malty and chewy but not sweet at all. Not bad, but certainly not great.