TATE (241) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Bottle. I am rerating this from my original post on 4/8/07 when I thought it was a bit. It has a faint malty aroma, copper appearance with an average taste compared to other Gritty’s products. It has a dry finish and is very drinkable. I original rated it lower but now find it very enjoyable.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an average size foamy off-white head. Somewhat mild and sweet aroma of caramel malt, yeast and a hint of hops. Flavour, also sweet and a little watery, of caramel malt, yeast, faint peat and a slightly spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied. A mediocre Scottish Ale.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice clear and red with a little foam. Has a bit of a hoppy aftertaste but a damn good drinkable beer. great for the winter.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A strong caramel aroma with notes of vanilla. In mouth, a rather boring ale, with sweet caramel, light hopping, nutty notes, rather cloying sweetness in final. Bottle from Gonzobeer.
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Duvel glass, @ cellar temp. Best by Dec ’07. Clear, deep red color, big white head fades away. I was surprised that the primary aroma was of grassy hops. Medium-full bodied, with a lightly oily texture and mild carbonation. Flavor is sweet and malty, with understated but pleasantly bitter hops in the finish. Goes down incredibly well, and that’s the bottom line, isn’t it?
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet butter toffee and pepper malt aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Buttery toffee malt with an oak/mild hops finish. Long lasting hops aftertaste. This reminded me more of the Irish ales I’ve had.
BitchesBrew (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle] Very clear mahogany color, with an even layer of foam on top. Minimal aroma. Malty, bready yeast flavors. Sweet caramel malt finish. One sided, but drinkable.
Rballs01 (277) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very similar to the other Gritty beers. Ringwood malt in every sip. This was rather clean though. The abv% was very well hidden. Nothing special to it though. No complexity.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:ligt caramel nose,light nutty..
Appearance:Clear redish amber with small chunk of yeast,good creamy white head...
Flavor:Caramel,light nutty and light bitterness..
deduchar (39) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You will be full after a pint of the Scottish. It is very heavy and weights you down as you drink it. I much prefer the flavors and fun of the Christmas Ale. Rock out to some Scottish if you like a real heavy beer.