beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color, small head, malty aroma. Very malty, smooth taste, some hoppyness, nice malt sweetness somewhat fruity. Nice balance of hops and malts. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty, no bitterness.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it in may on tap but still very good. beautifully clear and dark. Nic eand spicey aroma. Malty, fruity, candy like. Wonderful lingering bitter finish.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very well done. Full flavored, malty, rich deep color, and flavor. Finishes very nice with a good bite. Doesn’t remind me much of a scottish though, I must say. But what the hell do I care. It’s outstanding.
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Almost zero head. Sweat taste, great cloudiness to go with that bold slide down your throat. Pretty good holiday beer.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet Peat!! Peaty sweetness + sugar candy bounds from the boquet of the beautiful dark red amber scottish ale. The body is nicely flavored--but can’t compare to the aroma. The beer has a bit of a bitter finish, but is very enjoyable overall.
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head- nothing. nada.
Aroma- sweet, smells like the holidays :) ; candy sugar.
Nice mouthfeel; roasted roundness; Robust.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice and original wee heavy. Nice body with cloudy appearance. Rich in flavor and malt.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply magnificent. A winter warmer for men who like big beers.
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was 27 degrees here in St Augustine last night and I couldn’t have picked a better beer to enjoy by the fire. This is one HUGE BREW!! Very reminiscent of a Barley Wine. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Bigfoot. Loaded with dark crystal and roasted malt flavor and backed substantially with a spicy hop profile. The alcohol % was not on the label, but it is VERY evident. I would guess about 10%. Very warming but not harsh at all. This is one to be enjoyed almost at room temperature like a good bordeaux or port. What a treat!