krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear and brassy chestnut, with a reddish sheen like a well muscled thoroughbred race horse. a thin froth of off white head persists. big candy nose--cinnamon bun? butter, alcohol... sweet and cola winey, some bitterness with a brisk palate; complex and interesting enough to swirl and fuss over a bit; full bodied, a 90 schilling alcohol punch. hard not to wish it was more hoppy (and less sweet), but it’s true to the style.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish tan. Thin head. Smells of bready malt, with some yeastiness. Tastes much the same. This brewery doesn’t seem to like hops much, although neither does the rest of Scotland; perhaps this is a Scottish Nationalist reaction to IPA... Nice interpretation of the style, anyway, quite full-bodied with a long, sweet finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich smoky aroma. Sweet caramel malt and BBQed meats in the nose as well. Something else is in there too, something sweet, like maybe chocolate-covered cherries. Dark red-brown, large creamy stiff head. Good retention. Rich dark malt flavor, light smokiness, earthy hops under all of it. A little chocolate. Extra smooth. Nice balance. Thick sheets of lace.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffe, carmel aroma, some vanilla. sweet and fruity, very sweet. mellow hops. thin late as some hops appear. pleasing
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a slightly sour aroma, and its flavour is a mixture of sultanas and malt. A more subtle scottish ale compared to the majority of beers brewed in the country. Overall very palatable.
benzim (36) - USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful, dark, malty, Scotch Ale. One of the best Scotch Ales that I’ve had.
pilsnerrogge (2658) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sticky sweet with some alcohol flavour.
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.