lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great scotsh ale with the color of african hardwood,(dark-brown with red shine). It has a small airy head and the smell is rich and malty with hints of nuts, marzipan and dried fruits. It has a rich and full mouthfeeling with nice maltyness and a good selection of fine hops that gives more backbone to this great brew.
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
29 Aug ’04 Aroma: Lovely ripen sweet fruit malt and hop aromas. Appear: Dark brown with a slighned tinge, creamy brown head, lasting suds lace. Flavour: Heaps of smokey coffee some sweetness, light hoppiness. Palate: A bit thin low bitterness the taste sits flat on the tounge at the finish.
Lunkie (1770) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt malt aroma. Clear black colour with good head. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Flat palate.
ClarkVV (5574) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown, somewhat clear, with plenty of tan head. Smells of sharp nuttiness, hints of treacle and dark maple syrup. Hints of alcohol laced caramel malt with a touch of scotch. Though for all of that, it’s quite tame. Flavor is very sweet, lots of brown sugar, caramel and honey. With the creamy consistency, it gets pretty heavy and sweet. Hints of smoke adding a bacon like sort of flavor, very subtle. No bitterness, no hops apparency. Finishes creamy, sweet and with a touch of scotch-like bitterness. Quite good, but gets too sweet and could definitely add more peat smoked malt without going overboard.
RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer with a swirly head and a spirit like aroma and a strong sour flavour. Overall a standard strong scottish beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour with a frothy white head. Smells of apples and smoke that dominate the aroma. A very strong smokey and fruity flavour. Long sour like finish. A nice unique flavour.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a majestic mahogany colored body with a big thick tan head… nice sheets of lacing. The aroma is a freaking fruit basket! Malts to know end.. some chocolate, coconut, apple cinnamon something rather! The flavor is terrific there is some upfront smokiness that nicely accompanies the darker fruits. I’m picking up on big notes of plums and apricots, apple and dates, even some raisins and brown sugar. This is a very nice scotch ale! The palate this chewy and robust… their is an excellent sweet molasses finish… this is a splendid brew, I’m happy to know it is available locally!
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, and plums. Descent Scotch Ale.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red/brown, similar to Belhaven Scottish Ale, but darker. Minimal head that lasts an average amount of time. Initial taste is rather complex, with some caramel and a roasted flavor. Body is medium and moderately carbonated. Fairly smooth finish. A fine drink.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel and toffee in the aroma. Mahogany brown body with generously dense off-white head that lasts nicely and recedes with some patchy lace. Sweet caramel flavour with notes of peat and a pleasant, roasty bitterness towards the finish. Aftertaste is very herbal with notes of mint. Very easy drinking though I’d prefer a bit more body. Bottle. Thanks, OKBeer!