burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color of light roasted coffee with thin trace of a creamy head. Aroma of sour cherries and very muted barnyard scents. Flavor of sweet fig with fruity aftertaste. Very prominent malt with little to no hop flavor/aroma, but some bitterness. Very nice Scottish Ale, but mild flavor for the style
Frank (2189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not so great. A bit too far on the sweet side with some odd diacetyl notes. A bit syrupy and low on carbonation. But then Iím not a fan of Scotch ales so who knows? You might liike it.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good scotch ale. keeps me wanting the better stuff though. like the alesmith wee heavy i got laying around. but as for this brew, it had a slight caramel notes. as well as malty. taste was very rich, carmaley, and smokey. overall not a bad drink at all.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful tawny brown color, nice, thick, lasting tan head lies on top.
Malt dominates the nose, in abundance, thick, rich, with dark fruits, and spices holding sway...quite, quite nice.
Very plush on the mouthfeel as well, wonderful texture, full and devilish, flowing with uncommon delights, soft, yet sensuous, and very flavorful. Full bodied, long, fruity finish. Huge malt, little hop, but†unrelenting in the way of flavor. Gets a bit chocolatey in the middle...the wonders yet unfold...they did themselves proud with this one! Wow...a top-notch Scotch!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. A red brown color. Head is tannish and long lasting. Aroma is almost floral, sweet with malt and hops. Taste is rich. Very malty, nice hop additions balance things out. Very good beer.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant reddish brown with thick off-white head. Carmel, roasted notes and hops on the nose to start. Creamy mouthfeel, with a green hop finish. Carmel, Toffee, pIne, and light roasted flaovors dominate. Well balanced brew!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel all over it- color, flavor, and nose. Gets a little sweet and roasty towards the finish
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and thick caramel brown color, rusty orange edges, thin sized but thickly set and lumpy tan cap, keeps a skim and collar nearly the whole glass down; lacing moderately coats in strings and graceful sheeting. Aroma is chalked full of some really nice caramel, deep and inviting, nuances of brown sugar, vanilla, earthy roasted malts, smoked husks and hay. Taste is crispy and full, crunchy burntish cookies, maple and brown sugar sweetness with roasted grain, husky toasted edges. Has a caramel loaded middle and finish with a firm hold and feel of caramel malts with a crisp toasted grain dryness creeping around the surface late. Nice creamy body and fullness with just the right amount of roasty crispness and drying toasty grain bitterness. Slight dry hop background appears as it warms and where this beer really comes into its own. Letting this warm up some is ideal. Very approachable, very drinkable, very good stuff! One of the better American brewed Wee heavyís Iíve encountered.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Dark clear mahogany body. Thin soapy off-white head. Extremely pleasing, but a little too light aroma. Slightly smokey, but mostly sweet-like malts, chocolate, etc. Smokiness picks up in the taste. Nice sweet smoke and caramel toffee with some good hop bitterness to round it out. Full taste and a little oily in the mouth.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky malt dominates. Iím not really a fan of brown ales and though I like McChouffe the smokiness of this beer didnít do it for me.