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 doesn’t last. roasty, slightly buttery aroma. malty, with faint chocolate and alcohol. not bad.
heykevin (1281) - 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.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown color, Dissipating head with lots of lace. Aroma reminds me more of a Belgian dubbel than a Scottish. Flavour is along the same lines, fruity/malty, but not as sweet as most Belgians, and therefore more to my liking.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red almost black color. No head to speak of. Smells like mollasses and fruit. Starts sweet with an a mild anise flavor. Finish figs/dates that lasts. Bought this a the grocery in Creif. I didn’t wait for it to chill. Poured and drank in the car on the way home.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Started in 1979 by David Younger of McEwan and Younger, Broughton changed hands in 1995 and has managed (somehow) to gain a reputation for decent beers. This Scottish Ale has more in common with an English Old Ale: a good strength used to add depth, and lots of complex chopped fruit embedded in a malt jelly base. Initially pleasing it soon becomes apparant that this is a beer flexing its over-inflated muscles into a parody of a sugar coated muscle builder. The result is an Arnold Schwarzenegger fruit cake dipped in rum and Fairy Liquid. Unbalanced and crude - there are better Old Ales (or English Strong Ales) around. Try Theakston Old Peculier for example, or - if you can find it - Stonehenge's Old Smokey. [2.8]
And again... White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Sweet. Acidic. Not brilliant. [2.8]
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahhh, a terrific ale, though it doesn’t taste all that Scottish. It’s right up there with Faygate Dragon on my list of enjoyable ales. Note to drinkers: this one’s kind of sweet and is fairly malty. You may note a small bite of alcohol if you search for it. Great stuff.
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Rerate Aroma not as prominent, flavor not quie as sweet and chewy - still decent though. Original 4 Like a fruit salad in a glass. Wished I would have had some meat and cheese like the bottle recommends. Heavy molasses aroma - thick pour with particles lasting throughout. Weak head. Full - bodied fruity malty flavor. Strong finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serious Scotchness here. Very smooth and silky, very malty, alcohol is excellently hidden, but it was just too sweet for me.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasted malty aroma deep red color, sweet and sticky flavor, this may be one of my favorite scottish ales