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 (3334) - 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 (2169) - 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 (2450) - 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 (9429) - 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!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A winter warmer for sure! a strong ale for sure, world class a given. Dark brown, malt at the start, and a nice hop spicy finish that lingers, lovely beer to be sure.