oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really after dinner beer. Very nice bodied, not to strong,and a lot of taste. When I go to restaurants this beer is many times the end of the meal.
davidm (1798) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml from Purvis Cellars. Masterpiece, great malty ale. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, and bread. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tanned leather red-brown color. Big head floats around for a while, then subsides forming a small slick of bubbles that gently settle to the bottom of an empty glass. Malty smell with very mild turpentine/pine smell. Malt and vanilla/herb start colliding with hops. Spicy, yet smoky finish. If I were the King of Scotland.. This would be the standard.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bonnie lass of Scottish soul and Belgian strength is a real classic. This is what most British beers want to be when they grow up from their current 4% existence.
crazydiamond (47) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I discovered this beer in Belgium. I’m sitting in a bar where the waitress speaks only French and I order what I thought was a Trappist Ale. She brings me this beer with a special ’thistle’ goblet. I fell in love with the Strong Scotch Ale style right then & there. Very warming, low bittering (per style), sweet & carmally. I haven’t had it in years but I did bother to lug a case of it through customs when I returned to the states!!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dangerously delicious! At this ABV, you've gotta be careful or this beer'll kick your ass into next week. This chestnut-colored mega-malt is sweetly misleading. The huge rocky head looks great in the glass and this goes down as one of my favorite scotch ales.
aracauna (2874) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark, dark brown. Head forms easily large bubbles nested in a moderately stiff foam of smaller ones. Head lingers, but does finally dissipate to a very thin film of a head. Aroma is huge. Surprisingly strong citric hops are backed my a huge blast of rich toffe-chocolate malt. The malts hit the tongue first and quickly combine with the hops. I’m not used to a Scotch Ale being this hoppy, but it’s good. At the very end I pick up a small hint of smokiness. Very balanced. Very smooth, especially considering the smack in the face the aroma gives you.
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rubi color, with a beautiful white head.
Aroma: Complex. Malt, roasted, toffee, plums, caramel.
Palate: Malt, a little sweet, caramel, fruits, hops, alcohol, chocolate, smoked. Very complex.
pilsnerrogge (2285) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown. Rich head. Black currant and alcohol in the nose. Sweetish, malty, slightly toasted flavour. Warming finish.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, almost black, with a big head and massive lacing.
Aroma of a highland caber with a few herbs attached.
Flavor begins with butterscotch and malt, background of light spice, and then progresses to a slightly dry, bitter finish. Very complex.
definitely to be sought after, a nice wee brew.