SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow was this good. Copper colour nice frothy head that discipates kind of quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Good amounts of caramel but still kind of sweet and (rusty?). Very pleasent to drink with a somewhat bitter finish. Easily drinkable.
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper body with big tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, anise, currant/plum. Taste is quite sweet, caramel, light anise, finishing smoky. Medium body.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/brown colour with a thick but diminishing off-white creamy head. Caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol aroma. Caramel and buttery flavour with a dry, tangy, astringent bitter finish. Medium bodied dry mouthfeel.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little smoked and caramel aroma. Dark brown color, small light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, full malts, bitter under tone, well balanced, firm body.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
earthy. I like the look of it, I like the feel of it. the malt/hops balance is definitely more on the malt side, though not unbalanced with notes of licorice and earth. good stuff.
steview (1026) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty thick brew! er, not thick as in thick, but i hope you know what i mean... smokey, caramel, sweetness/buttery. dark, malty. soft and smooth this baby be crying for joy. oooh... honey yes, honey OH OH yeaaaahhhh (there's no honey flavor) although very enjoyable!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear ruby body with a very nice tan head. Aroma is very creamy butterscotch with notes of chocolate chip cookie dough (how's that for a technical term?). What awesome flavors, butterscotch and caramel. Body is medium and very smooth. A very fein brew indeed. This would be heavenly pulled out of a firkin on a cold rainy Scottish evening.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely traditional scottish ale. Very smooth with a buttery and caramel aftertaste. A wonderful ale for the Fall.
freekyp (1533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 Nose full of apples, malt, and buttery goodness. Couldy reddish brown with huge lite brown head. Sweet caramel apple flavor with lingering dull hop flavor near end of swallow. Great Scot!
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A beer style that I truly enjoy, but unfortunately this particular Scottish Ale missed the mark with me. It poured a large sized creamy ivory head with fine-medium sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty, notes of caramel and butter. The flavor was slightly bitter and sour with a fore and aftertaste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied. This beer left a spider web like lacing.