CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium, creamy white head and an amber body. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Subtle, smokey flavour. Rather bland ale.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good blend of many flavors, nothing too powerful about this beer. Worth a try is you like ambers.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber, small head that vanished quickly, some malt, toffee aroma, bland flavor, thin and watery mouthfeel, not impressive.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color, with little head. Not much nose upon the first smell, after smelling for a bit could detect a bit of smoke and malt.Very good smokey malt flavor. Can drink plenty of this fine ale.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber beer with a good head. The aroma is slight with notes of fruit and smoked malt. The flavor is very soft and good with a light smoke note as well as some fruitiness. A nice beer.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber bodied with a delicious inch high contoured cream head. Toasted malt aroma with some smoke notes. Lovely malt taste--has a barrel quality to it, to me this is the epitome of a scotch ale.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 Beautiful aroma and appearance. Good head, caramel coloured tiny bubbles with good lacing. Definate smokiness to the flavour and a saltiness as well. Heavy flavour takes a few sips to get used to. Light fruit at the start. Bitterness and hops in the back. Definately a flavour you'll remember. Can feel the carbonation on your tongue.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Stong scotch, sugary aroma. One of the strongest aromas I have experienced so far. Pours a lovely copper brown, thick head. Looks great in my Guinness glass. Downhill from there. Has a unenjoyable palate. Hint of smokiness, combined with the cigarette-butt aftertaste. Description on the back of the bottle talks about the golf course and skips the beer. Now we know why.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes like smokey, lightly watered down scotch whiskey with slightly bitter hop flavor. Dark reddish brown in color. Good head diminishes very quickly.Light to medium body or mouthfeel.Not much sweetness. Decent carbonation stays. Tasted a little bland. Maybe this was an old bottle, but I probably won't try this one again.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, fruit and malt aroma. Copper, pours a large vanilla head. Malt, caramel, almost no bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, good but I'm sure this was better when it was fresh.