Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stuff is sweet to the taste mild after taste, and it goes down so smooth. Cheap for what you get
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
very odd taste on the palate.(like bead dough with hints of fruit?)
very drinkable ale.
tasty not harsh.
very unique in flavor.
a very good brew.
ScotYankBard (16) - USA - FEB 6, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This brew had an awesome color for a scotch ale. Not only was this beer malty but peaty as well. I love the peat finish. Very little in the way of hops, flavor or smell and that’s the way it should be with a Scotish Ale. It is very unfortunate that someone catagorized this SCOTTISH ALE as an ESB. MALTY, LITTLE HOPS, AND PEATY FINISH.........definitely a SCOTCH ALE.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle, pours nice brown with golden hue. nice foam. very much like belhaven scottish ale but a bit richer. bready and fruity with roasted and caramel notes. very nice malt. soft on the palate and finishes dry. well balanced. another wonderful scottish ale from belhaven. another turn on
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woody reddish brown with decent foamy head. Inviting fruity hopped aroma. Smokey peat flavor with tart and sweet finish. Nice.
gumshoe106 (4) - morehead, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is, by far, my favorite scottish ale. The ale is extremely well-crafted in the typical Scottish tradition. I first tried it 10 years ago, and had a great deal finding it again until recently, but happily, it is now more readily available in the U.S.
jcross2306 (2) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! What a wonderful beer. Very complex flavors, creamy, malty, tasty. I’ll definitely buy this one again. Much better than Belhaven Scottish Ale.
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my god this Premium Bitter / ESB is fantastic, but at the same time it is, in my opinion, the only nice beer produced by the brewery BELHAVEN. Tasty, delicious....
exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Better than the Scottish Ale, but still, I’ll go for anything Belhaven. Tastes a little chocolatey. Great with a cheesecake. Well, to me, at least.
Grzesiek79 (3371) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
leather, cereal, banana, bubblegum, red, sparkling, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish,