dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby in color with a small white head.Huge malt notes, mild caramel and roasted malt character. Starts sweet and ends on the semi-sweet side.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Dark orange with a big rocky white head that sticks around for while. Rich malty aroma. Starts sweet and ends a little less for a while until sweetness comes back for the aftertaste. Smooth with light carbonation in the mouthfeel.
Reid (1881) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes in the 22 oz brown bomber the label has a half naked Scotsman brandishing a sword ..different.
Beer actually looks very handsome ( though not like any Scottish ale I have seen)..a slightly vibrant brown with a slight haziness topped with a gorgeous off white head..that sinks to leave excellent lacing.
Im rather taken aback by the aroma though..theres something too sweet about it..and it destroys the enjoyment of the malts.
Again with the taste I am confronted with an almost acrid sweetness , like artifficial sweetner) though the beer is saved by a nice creamy , chocolaty taste at the end and a wee bit of hops
Pretty good on the palate after you get rid of the sweetness..its a pretty thin brew really for a Scottish ale.
Pretty average on the drinkability stakes..could have been a lot better.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep amber beer with a sweet yet sour aroma. the flavor is slightly bitter and woody from hops and has malty undertones.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found this beer a sticky sweet with a harsh bitter finish. Way more bitter than I had expected.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, I’ll agree with both below. It’s not bad, it’s got some nice flavors, but it just needs some more body.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ll have to agree with VENOM on this one. It was just way too thin for a Scottish Ale. Not bad, but not a Scottish.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent Scottish Ale with a nice malt profile and light hop bitterness. A little on the thin side and an overall average Scottish Ale. Not bad though for a place that looks like an A-bomb went off minutes earlier.