CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Only had the bottled stuff unfortunately.
A smooth burn taste. Kinda aftertaste similar to a true stout. Excellent dark reddish colour. Like this. Damn those Scots know do what they are doing (ocassionally). Plenty of these next visit to the bottleshop.
Gets smoother as you drink. Or fuzzier. or something. ohhhh.
Smells quite malty with a bitterish edge. Quite mellow.
No’ a trace o’ Humulus lupulus (wat a wanka!).
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fine pint of malty, sedimented brown elixir. Hops add subtle grassy fragance. Smells and aromas of molasses, raisins, prunes, iron, vanilla, caramel. Excellent example of a Scottish ale. Very well balanced and smooth. Finish is very smooth mildly sweet and clean.
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was different. The color was a reddish brown and a little hazy. The taste was definitely different. It had a burnt wood, or smoky taste to it and an almost earthy or peaty taste as well. The taste reminded me of Orkney Skull Splitter but stronger. Worth a try.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rootbeer in color, large head with large bubbles. Slightly skunky / musty aroma. Sweet, slightly smokey taste. Rather disapointing being a fan of Scottish Ales.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big malty body with a little smokiness.The peatiness of the malt and the sweetness of this brew is kinda throwing it off for me. I still favor JP Grays to this one.
Goforbroke (5) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a deep red mahgany color with a good medium head. very nice malty smokey flavors in a good body. I will drink this often
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red brown with a big head. Nose is more restrained than expected, though it’s a bet scotchy and malty. Flavor starts very scottish, very peaty and full, and sweetens in the finish, with a hint of lemony citrus. Very smoky throughout, to the point it’s reminiscent of a rauchbier. Would be good with smoked ribs, I’d think.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first, I thought that this ale might be a bit too sweet. Then the malt and smokey finish come in to save the day and somehow made this an intruiging and tasty beer. It’s not an everyday kind of beer, but a very well crafted change of pace beer.
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a glint of ruby through the light. Lots of smoke in the malts. Beautiful dark red fruit in the aroma.
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark red beer with a good head. The aroma is fruity and a bit sour. It is very sweet for a Brittish ale. The flavor is typically ale fruity with some unrecognizable spices and hints of the alcohol content and in ends in a slight bitterness. A very nice ale.