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 (5374) - 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 (6043) - 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
Panzuriel (1384) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good heavy ale with plenty of alcohol kick. Good sweet flavor balanced out by good hop presence. Very very nice. Good beer for lots of occasions.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark reddish brown, with a light tan head. This had a sweet slightly fruity flavor, and a malty, chocolatey profile. Nice finish, slightly sweet, with a pinch of spicyness.
JPDIPSO (4958) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear dark amber orange color. A tight bubbled tan head which covers the glass as you imbibe. Rich caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol (aroma of many barley wines). Slight paper flavors (Dated sample - best by October 2001, what should I expect for $0.75US). Flavors of light milk chocolate cover dates. Quite sweet but the sweetness does not completely take over and finishes rather light. Finish has some hints of vanilla. I believe a fresh sample would be spot on.