muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet smoked fruitwood nose, malty and tangy, rather light for a scotch ale, but exceptionally drinkable.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this beer was pretty weak, although drinking it in at the Great Dane made it better. Light flavor for a scotch ale. Went down well. Overall, it was OK.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer had a purple color and very little head. Both smelled and tasted like grape soda, only smokier. Aftertaste was acidic and bitter. Some of the people I was with remarked on how much they enjoy this beer, but I thought it was awful.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really good. roasted, caramel, nutty, sweet. light flavor, but in the good sense that it's not over-the-top.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 A big session beer? Brown color, grainy aromas. Roasty, nutty, caramel sweetness. Lots of flavors masks what seems to be a fairly high abv.
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ordered the IPA but they had unfortunately run out. 2nd straight visit that this happened. Not being from Madison, this was of course a disappointment. I then ordered the ESB, but what I got was warm, flat and sour. I was told that it was a cask beer and that most people don't like it. I have a hard time believing it was supposed to be that way. Anyway, I do have positive things to say about Great Dane. Great place and definitely above average beer. Stone of Scone started off poorly with a stale, not pleasant aroma. Red body with head almost fully diminished. Flavor is rich with a relatively high alcohol presence. Despite the aesthetic shortcomings, a very solid and tasty brew.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red brown body. Aroma is light -- cereal and malty. Taste is light caramel, slightly smoky, medium sweet. Light body.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Their best beer. NIce rich and nutty - I really enjoyed this one.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It seems to be less harsh and nutty than other Scottish Ales I’ve had. A nice surprise.
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut color with minimal head. Cherry and pepper aroma. Pepper and slight sour apple flavor with a touch of peat. Lacks some depth.