BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is yeasty, lightly hoppy, caramel and some fleeting sourness. Color is like good home brewed southern sweet tea. Flavor is surprisingly lacking in bitterness considering the hoppy aroma. Earthy. Smoky? I liked this a lot. It had the same complex malty flavors that I've noticed recently in beers like the 3 Floyd's Robert the Bruce, but comes off much lighter and less overpowering, instead of being tamed by a balance of other flavors.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful reddish amber color, nice head but no lacing. Fruity, smokey, alcohol aroma. Smokey, haevy, grilled fruit, malty flavor, Wow, this surprisingly different from anything I've ever had. This would be great with a smoked cheddar or gouda, yum.It's got a smooth finish with just a bit of bite at the end. I'd have to save this one for occasional drinkin' but I'll enjoy it when I do.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokey ale aroma with fruit and Maris Otter. Smoked peat, quality malt, cigarettes, somewhat sour and tart. Deep whiskey colored, good bottle, sandy head. Long, smokey tart finish. Very good. Label needs work.
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this one - had a smoke essense to it that I usually do not enjoy - but found pleasing in this. Deep copper colored appearance with a nice thick head. Good underlying salty/sweetness to the whole deal. Good smooth mouthfeel to it - goes down smooth. Great interpretation of a Scottish Ale.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour with some red highlights and a frothy white head. Smells of apples and smoke dominate the aroma which is a pretty unique smell! Very carbonated taste, and a very strong smokey flavour. This has more of a smokey finish than some of the 'smoked' STYLED beers that i've had! Since no one listed these flavours in their review, maybe I had an off bottle? Either way, what I drank was pretty unique, especially for this style. I'll probably try again later! I bought this in a 50 cL bottle from Southtown Beverage in Rochester, New York.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Dark reddish color with a nice head. Taste is very sweet and smooth. But lacks an aftertaste.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper/ Dark Ruby coloring. This beer is sweet, candy-like, smooth, and very silky. Medium body.
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown, not much head.
Toffee and tobacco in the aroma.
A lot of flavours; toffee, chocolate... But even so quiet fresh.
Maybe too complex?
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ale. Pours up amber brown with moderate head. Head is retained and there is moderate lacing throughout the experience. Aroma is lighly malty. Flavor is quite nice with a deep rich malt with maybe just a touch of roast. Light taste of honey. Finish is lightly bitter and fairly quick.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is dark ruby red with a slight brown tone to it, some frothy head appeared but faded very fast.
Smells of caramel and toffee, slightly sweet, very candy-like. It reminded me of a lightly flavored soy sauce. Very intreging aroma.
The taste is the best part, its super silky smooth with a nice toffee tint and caramel malt backing with just the right amount of hop hinted in the dry finish. The only thing that through me about this wee heavy was that isn't very heavy at all. It's bold, medium bodied, and has a silky smooth, light creamy feel.