bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great taste - perfect color. Nice head - but it dissappeared too fast.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great Ale-that-tastes-like-a-Porter! Verk dark with a hint of tree-sap color around the edges. Easy to drink and not syrupy or thick. Perfect hint of malt.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, slightly rosted aroma and flavor. A little light for a Scottish Ale...actually more on the porter side. I am not a big fan of porters, but quite enjoyed this one.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well it’s a pretty good beer-has some malt yet it is fairly dry.Not what I would guess to be a scotch ale or porter
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scottish porter? I would envision a smokey, malty brew. Lacks in expectations. That said a dry brown porter. Not bad in that category. Skip the censorship ploy.
mimsy (8) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2002 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark color. Flavor has hints of burntness and has a mild aftertaste. Not my favorite and not Scottish in any sense of the term.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
minimal malt nose. deep burgundy color, minimal taste, slight alcohol taste. BOOOO
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
scottish ale? this is not scottish ale, this gives the good scot beers a bad name.
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grainy nose, frothy head, dark mahogany color. Flavor is dark and fairly heavy. A hollow smokiness seems to come through mostly. ’Good beer... no shit’ on the bottle. Mmmh? I like how they used the word shit. Not to say this beer is shit though, I just like how they used the word shit on the bottle; that was cool. But I don’t really like the beer too much. It’s as if it’s ’haulin’ ass with no place to go.’ Very good intentions, but somewhat misdirected. Malts are complex, but unbalanced and all over the place. Alcohol flavors come through in waves. Smoke flourishes like an untamed fire. That’s all. Oh, and I actually kinda like the labels... but I’m an abstract artist myself.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hated it. Two thumbs down and a middle finger up the sphincter. Dark and scottish..........You don’t see many black Scotsmen so they shouldn’t mix them in beer either.