Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brownish body, small white head. Aromas is toffee, smokey, some sweetness. Very roasty flavor, hints of toffee and smoke too. Nice mouthfeel, full. Very balanced in the flavor.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice chocolate and caramel aroma. Hints of chocolate, caramel, cherries, malt and maple in the flavor. Very smooth and drinkable.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking. Red color. Sweet malty flavor. Smokey aroma. Really good. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking brew! Nice red brown clear color, with a perfect smooth frothy head. Smokey malty aroma. Flavor is just a bit of a letdown, with a smooth smkey sweet malty flavor, but not as nice as the aroma. Decent brew and very enjoyable.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep mahgany colour with a good medium head. Well rounded malty, smokey , raisiny, peaty, caramelly, a bit peppery towards the finish. A most pleasant beer.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 If you like big beers and don’t like this one take a sabbatical!Great burgundy/brown color and rocky tan head!Prunes, raisins, oatmeal cookie dough and a Port- like quality on the finish.Don’t drink it too cold and you will get it all, TERRIFIC!!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 Pours a clear reddish-brown color with nice tan head. Carmel syrupy malts, cherries, and some smoke present on the nose and flavor. Thick and very buttery palate. Very nice.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought it was oxidized at first but then realized the aroma was just tangy and airy when it was first poured. Maple syrup and fresh whole wheat bready aromas came next. Flavors of the same, along with nuts, slight orange zest and honey. Blotchy, patchy head. Noted some whisky in palate as beer warmed. I would like to try this again. Thanks to matta for helping me with my quest to try as many Scottish ales as possible!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured an attractive clear reddish brown color with a small off-white head that diminished quickly. Strong malty, smoky aroma with some hints of sour fruit. Flavor is sweet, rich and complex with a touch of hops and a sweet-tart finish. Smooth, full body and creamy carbonation. Though I tend to favor more hoppy beers, I like this one a lot!
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I dunno what went wrong, but this beer tasted like a bandage. Heavy metalic flavor and a bad mouth feel. I was sorely dissapointed by this beer as it was awful