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 (6475) - 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 (1448) - 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.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a thin head. Clear malty aroma with hints of tobacco. Flavor with some notes of tobacco and a mild taste of chocolate. Full flavor. Reminder of Charles Wells Bombardier Bitter.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hearty malty aroma, dark, not much head retention but nice lacing. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate/coffee flavors. Hops restrained. Finish slightly bitter and toasty.
ravidesai (952) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice malty scotch.
dark brown with a thin head, big smoky malt nose.
the malts dominate tgis beer but there is a god hop presence too.
very smooth for a "big" beer.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, molasses, and underlying dried fruits. Clear red-brown color with good head retention. The flavor is a blend of malts - caramel, toffee, graininess, and a slight smokiness. These flavors are wonderfully balanced and compliment each other perfectly, with the overall balance on the sweet side. The mouthfeel is medium-full, just right for a Scotch Ale. Definitely an exellent example of the style.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Heavy lacing. Smoke and fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet, smokey, fruit, caramel. Finish is smokey and bitter.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet, malty beer but not overbearing. Can't wait for the next one.