beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and sweet aromas and flavor. Reminded me of Traquair Ale a bit (nowhere nearly as good though). Very smooth and drinkable Scottish Ale.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel sweetness on the beginning, with slight fruitiness spiciness in the middle. Good caramel nose. Very little head over a deep copper body. Very pleasant finish. Good beer for cold weather.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour. Aroma is malty, caramel, some chocolate. The flavour is the first Broughton beer that I have had that is not watery. This one was slightly sweet, soft chocolate and caramel. Finishes with a nice caramel maltness.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Description is right-on, slightly sweet with a hint of licorice. I canít say this tops their Merlin Ale but this is good in itís own sense.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a slighty frothy head which quickly dissipates. Great dark amber/orange color and clarity. Hint of plum? in the aroma. Definate taste of licorice in the mouth along with some sweetness of caramel. Little weak on flavor though. Light end, medium bodied ale which goes down smooth with a slight warm of alcohol. A decent beer in a great bottle.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peachy and appricot aroma with a light touch of alcohol. Copper color with a head that get thin very fast. Nice fruity taste that does not seem to go in any one direction other than light friut. Finish is on the sharp side. Good but not great, It could use to be a litlle more flavorful.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 delicious sweet-malt-hop flavor (that is to say, well balanced - there are many flavors mingling here) beautiful color! It's a pitty that I was only given 2 bottles of this. must try some more.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice scottish ale aroma, a bit like Gruyere cheese. Coppery-amber color, little or no apparent head. Nice bittersweet flavor. I still prefer Orkney Skullsplitter, but this is still quite good.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear brown, off white head doesnít last. roasty, slightly buttery aroma. malty, with faint chocolate and alcohol. not bad.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet/sour aroma, with oxidized hops. Stale flat cardboard flavor. I hope this was an old bottle.