frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahoganey colored body with a big white head. Peat malt, aroma with a slight sour note. Sweet, dry with somkey undertones. Nice lacing all the way down. Improves as it warms
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber..randomly spaced bubbles, but other than that, not much of a head. big time malt aroma, lots of peat and smoke. lots of chocolate and roastiness in the flavor with buttery toffee becoming more apparent as it warms. way better than i'd imagined.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large beige head. Dark red-brown. Nice malt and hop character off-set by a little sharpness.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable scottish ale. Caramel dominates the aroma . The flavor is a nice hop, malt and sugar balance with a smokey linger.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Molasses, smoke and allspice aroma. The taste is almost pure molasses with a smoky light bitter aftertaste. An interesting beer but not anything I would drink a lot off.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark copper with a big lacing off-white head. Thick, sweet, lightly caramelized somewhat acidic aroma with a hint of peat malt. Body is thick, sweet and complex, with a lasting smoked malt finish. Enjoyable throughout, a great Scottish ale.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopheads have plenty of brews to choose from, this one is far malt lovers. What a Scottish Ale should taste like and it's actually from Scotland.
fraternie (819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky, cloudy brown body. Strong toffee/caramel aroma. Sweet, flavorful malt. Notes of toffee, strong caramel finish. Well balanced, long flavorful finish. Fairly one-dimensional malt but overall one of the better Scottish Ales I've tried.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Pours brilliantly clear, dark mahogany brown, with a good sized dense tan head of very fine bead. Leaves a nice lace most of the way down the glass. Aroma is malty, with dark fruits (figs, dates) and apples. Flavor is big, juicy malt upfront, with roasty and toasty notes. No diacetyl. Tail is sweet but mildly so. Body is very creamy and smooth. A wonderful Wee Heavy, and a true classic of the style.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
DArk in color with a thick foamy head that dissapers quickly, but still clings to the side of the glass.Medium bodied with lots of malt and not ot bitter.Had a clean finish with a nice warm feeling going down.