00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pleasant brew. Pours out a nice clear brown color with a small lasting beige head. aroma was rather malty and sweet. flavor was very much the same. this one had a nice lasting finish to it. I really enjoyed this brew and think it possibly could under rated.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 12 oz bottle-best before August 08-Copper color w/a huge off white rocky head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of roasted caramel malt, toffee, & dark fruit w/a little bit of cherries to it. Rich full malt finish, but the mouthfeel was a little thin. Overall, a very enjoyable brew. ***Rerate*** On tap @ Lures-Crownsville Md. Solid brew again-lots of malt & a little more carbonated on tap. Easy drinker.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - A clear medium brown body with a tightly bubbled and lasting head atop. A deep malt aroma. A bit of chocolate and roast. Caramel, lightly toasted grain and a hint of smokiness ... but I think this is a good thing. The finish is also that of deep, rich malt. Iím not a huge fan of Scottish ales, but this one is nice.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2007 edition (best before 4/08), 12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (December 2007), consumed at cellar temperature froma Chouffe tulip. A huge, very smooth light tan head fills 2/3 of the glass, decaying slowly atop the translucent pale caramel body.....nose is mostly caramel-vanilla sweetness, faint alcoholic hint, light toasted grains, simple but effective enough....the flavor profile is fairly typical: caramel, lightly toasted grain, a hint of smokiness....the finish is alas more than a little cardboardy, and there just isnít enough body here, itís watery and weak all around....a touch of lingering bitterness at the finish, faint cherry tartness and a bit of sourness. Not very impressive.
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 Bottle. Copper pour with fluffy white head. Malty/grassy aroma. Flavor has some hops and subdued malts, some sweetness in the aroma.Bitter finish.
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper appearance with an average size, off white head and scant lacing. Muted, malty, toasted grain aroma with a hint of chocolate early on. Gently hopped, sweet caramel malt flavor leading to a good bit of earthiness, especially towards the finish. 2007 bottled version.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC - although now available in Jacksonville, FL. 2007 bottle marked best before April 2008. ours a murky brown color with a slight tan head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is mostly malts. what seems like roasted nuts. Taste is typical scotch ale, a slight bitter finish. Not bad, nothing special.
alexanderj (3462) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a clear, reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, roasted malt and faint citrus. Flavor was largely disappointing. Malty with some peat like and roasted aspects; some nuts. The flavor just wasnít all that great.
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grain and malt aroma with some fruit notes. amber color with a medium tan head. Smooth malty start with apple yeast taste developing in the middle finishing with a yeast tang.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep red pour with a good size light brown head. Aroma is of malt and alcohol. Flavor is of malt, peat with earthy undertones. What I donít like about this brew is the flavor of alcohol that ripís through it. So far the worst Brooklyn offering I have had.