AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. Filtered dark ruby brown with a large but short lived head. Aroma is of caramel, toast and chocolaty malt, strangly reminded me of cola. Toasty, woody, smokey and choclatey with slight plummy and raisiny character. Spicy/pepperish dry roast bitterness. nicely complex with a reasnoble body.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 an inconsistant beer. not much respect for this beer even after tasting it. this is a sweet smellimg inconsistant beer. more wee bad, than wee heavy.
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable scotch ale that shows caracter and restraint. Malty but not too sweet. Full bodied, thick in the mouth but not oily. A bit peaty, maybe a touch of iodine. Pleasant.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cL Bottle, 04/13.04 Reddish teakwood color beneath a massive brown head leaving a sheet of lace. Aromas of smoke, maple swamp, plum, caramel. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, velvet smooth and deliciously creamy--but there is an ever-so-slight dry astringency to the finish. The flavors are richly malty, cherry, plum, some earth (that must be the peat?), and a touch of bitterness. This beer makes me want to try more Scotch Ales.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger off white head. Color was a dark amber/medium brown. Taste is slightly creamy with hints of malt, smoke and fruit. Finish was a little dirty, and left an odd aftertaste that was not good, but was not offensive either.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby bronze color with a tan head and light lacing. The aroma is very sweet with spices & sage along with a nice balance of hops and alcohol. The flavor is very unique and bites with a good bit of alcohol and creamy roastiness. Finishes with a nice brown sugar/molasses end.
brewcat (5) - USA - APR 4, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear and crisp mahogany/red copper. A nice dense tan head quickly formed and retained fairly well fed by a continuous sprinkle of small CO2 bubbles. Body had a relatively smooth texture that was interrupted by a fizzy CO2 burn. I'm not sure whether I liked the contrast or not. Malty/fruity sweet aromas seem to dominate and fit somewhere in the cherry/vanilla cola world. Carmel, maybe woody/sherry but not smokey. Palate compliments the aromas well, but only with a general sweetness and mild bitterness. The short finish is my only slight criticism of this one.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany pour with a small white head and spotty lacing. Wine grapes, malt, sourdough, caramel, toffee and grapefruit aromas. Smoky. It covers everything besides the alcohol. Too much smokiness!
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great big off-white head of fine bubbles. Very creamy. Funky but good aroma. Notes of cookie dough, sweet malts and some other stuff which eludes me at this time. Color is an excellent dark red mahagony. Flavor is rich and malty with roasted grains, caramel and a bit sweet. Finish is smooth and creamy with very little aftertaste. A very good quality scottish ale.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red look with thick head and good lacing. Sweet smell with a caramel kicker. Taste was more of roasted caramel with a hint of fruit. The finish was really fizzy.