bb (7240) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark caramel color with a thin head. Light aroma of caramel with a hint of floral hops. At first you get a thick mouthfeel, but in your mouth its a bit lighter. Very smooth. Caramel, brown sugar, roasted marshmellow flavors. finishes dry. Don’t think its as good as its overall rating suggests.
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fine Scotch ale, although not equal to its buildup in these pages. Nice fruity front, ruby red in color, right amount of malt, slight chemical feel.
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer packs a punch!Everything about this beer is quality.Thick creamy head,rich full body with a multitude of flavour in every mouthfull.Strong malty,fruity aroma that last till the last drop.This beer is a meal in itself.Pure quality,pure enjoyment-I love it!
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Filtered dark ruby brown with a large but short lived head. Aroma is of caramel, toast and chocolaty malt, strangly reminded me of cola. Toasty, woody, smokey and choclatey with slight plummy and raisiny character. Spicy/pepperish dry roast bitterness. nicely complex with a reasnoble body.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 an inconsistant beer. not much respect for this beer even after tasting it. this is a sweet smellimg inconsistant beer. more wee bad, than wee heavy.
Jayb0 (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable scotch ale that shows caracter and restraint. Malty but not too sweet. Full bodied, thick in the mouth but not oily. A bit peaty, maybe a touch of iodine. Pleasant.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cL Bottle, 04/13.04 Reddish teakwood color beneath a massive brown head leaving a sheet of lace. Aromas of smoke, maple swamp, plum, caramel. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, velvet smooth and deliciously creamy--but there is an ever-so-slight dry astringency to the finish. The flavors are richly malty, cherry, plum, some earth (that must be the peat?), and a touch of bitterness. This beer makes me want to try more Scotch Ales.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger off white head. Color was a dark amber/medium brown. Taste is slightly creamy with hints of malt, smoke and fruit. Finish was a little dirty, and left an odd aftertaste that was not good, but was not offensive either.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby bronze color with a tan head and light lacing. The aroma is very sweet with spices & sage along with a nice balance of hops and alcohol. The flavor is very unique and bites with a good bit of alcohol and creamy roastiness. Finishes with a nice brown sugar/molasses end.
brewcat (5) - USA - APR 4, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear and crisp mahogany/red copper. A nice dense tan head quickly formed and retained fairly well fed by a continuous sprinkle of small CO2 bubbles. Body had a relatively smooth texture that was interrupted by a fizzy CO2 burn. I'm not sure whether I liked the contrast or not. Malty/fruity sweet aromas seem to dominate and fit somewhere in the cherry/vanilla cola world. Carmel, maybe woody/sherry but not smokey. Palate compliments the aromas well, but only with a general sweetness and mild bitterness. The short finish is my only slight criticism of this one.