KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nicely from the bottle. Tastes like a tea sweetened with Sweet-N-Low. Not bad, but not as good as other Scottish offerings.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled; Clear dark amber coloured. Huge off white lasting head. Sweet and malty aroma with a light cocoa note. Flaovur is light spicy, malty, sweet and has some vague hops notes. Is rather full in the mouthfeel. Is dry and light sweet in the end. Has a vague bitterness.
drinksalot (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper in color, a little bit on the heavy side. Malty fruity nose. We can finally get it in Georgia no more late night runs to the Tennessee border
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown coloured. Some vinegar notes in the aroma. Slightly sourish flavour. Smooth mouthfeel.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut color with a white head. The taste is sweet rather plain and smooth. Light fruity notes.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Thanks to the manager of The Old Toad for this one. I guess they found this one somewhere and called it "cellared" for 5 years. I’m not complaining. Aroma: amazing, very complex, with notes of apricots, wine, sour grapes, cherry. Flavor: Lots of flavors here, speaks to being aged for 5 years, very complex, sweet malt, sugary fruit, smokey scotish ale. I was damn impressed.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large frothy head, rapidly diminishing to a nice sheet of lace. Clear reddish amber in colour. Nose is lightly malted with a bit of fruityness (cherries?). Flavour is malty, slightly acidic with dried fruits and some subtile anise really comming through in the aftertaste. Alcohol is nearly absent except in the finish. I would have expected more malt from the Scottish, regardless, quite a good drinking ale especially with this abv.
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2007 Dark red and quietly active with a giant head. The aroma is malty and cherry-toned. Likewise, the flavor is sweet and fruity, accompanied by a nice smooth body. Nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red mahogany color with a light cap of head and a little lace. The aroma is full of nuts and fig with some roast & calamata olives and some malty cherry notes. The flavor is well balanced with some semisweet charactaristics, nicely caramelized. The finish is well rounded and balanced as well. This is a pretty good beer, some balanced complexities but nothing too outragous. Semi-session you could say.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber with a fine white head. Bitter hops sharpen a malt base. The palate and flavour created from the hops is more astringent then bitter.