SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep red color, but a wierd malty/sweet aroma that I couldn’t quite place. Nice fruity tones with a pleasant caramel touch. Well worth trying, but very expensive, at least in the US.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel aroma, ruby colour, fluffy toffee head. Caramel sweetnass, slight bitterness. Rich texture, buttery. A fine Scottish Ale.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to admit, when I first inhaled it aroma, I was a little sketchy of this beer. However, after the first few sips I decided I really like it. Not something that I’d buy real often, but its fruity, sweet malts really play well on the palate and help make an enjoyable beer.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best scottish ales I’ve tried, though I’m not really into the style. Pours a big creamy head with lots of lace. Sweet malt flavor with a touch of fruitiness.
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wine-like beer with a sultana profile. Almost a Xmas pud. One to savour, especially at 6.7%
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark auburn color, frothy white head. Nice aroma; faint chocolate malty notes, tinny. Slightly tinny tastes, sweet malty body and a slightly tart palate. Tastes kind of old, but hasn’t reached the best before yet. hmmm. Think this one might be overrated.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Dark redbrown with thin white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of sweet apples, spices, caramel and butter. Smooth with burnt notes.
Spicy flavor with notes of syrup, bitter apples and cheese. Some acidity and low bitterness
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty, peaty, one of the best Sctoch ales going. Worth every penny.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a very mellow flavored ale. However It had a slight bitterness to it at first, but I really enjoyed the flavor and overall characteristics.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with an initially fat rocky tiny bubbled head, leaves an intricate pattern of lace. Medium heavy carbonation for a Scottish ale. Slows but remains steady. Earthy aroma, peat and toffee and light dishwashing liquid. Medium bodied (body in a Broughton brew?) with a sultry malt backbone. Toffee, port and a crisp sweetness. Finally! A sip and savor, and fully enjoy, brew from these guys. Thick caramel maltiness and dried fruit slickness remain with each sip, as does a tangy smokiness (light but evident). Body has depth and actually fills your mouth. A nice brew that I will revisit often.