Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried, but I really couldn't smell it. Just a bit of dusty, stale cocoa aroma. Mostly clear, rootbeer brown, good old-fashioned label. A little sugary, but not too much. Good bittering balance. Tootsie-roll and semi-sweet chocolate, the brew 'shows a lot of cleavage' in the alcohol department, to stretch a metaphor. Good moderately choco-bitter aftertaste. This really is a splendid brew, especially as it warms.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Chocolate brown with a bit of scruffy foam. Cocoa nibs and toasted marshmallows seem sprightly over a bed of caramel. Plush malts find balance against a mild toastiness and tingling acidity. Scrumptious velvet texture on a slightly beefy body with tussling carbonation.
Spritzy and rich in syncopation; a sturdy ale.
33cl bottle, best before 04/2009.
33 cL bottle, tulip glass. Eh, not a stout or porter? Okay... Nearly opaque black body starts with a small frothy head that disappears quickly. Milk chocolate, vanilla and alcohol are the first aromas to hit the nose. Moderately sweet flavor rolls into a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Lots of chocolate dominates the flavor, but it’s not as overpowering as the description had me thinking. There’s a bit of alcohol in the finish. Full body has a very velvety texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty once in a while desert beer is one dimensional, but pleasant. Original rating of Ar7, Ap4, F8, P5, O14.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice stuff. Soft medium body, light carbonation. Flavours of chocolate caramel, with some late salt, peat and citric hops. Bitter-ish finish, and relatively dry. Nice soft texture.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe i had too many stouts tonight, but i think that this seems average. Good and smooth yet not amazing.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 This beer reminded me more of a stout than anything. Lots of chocolate with a bit of a bitter finish. Not one of my favorites but not too bad
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - A very full bodied dark ale that drank more like a stout than a Scottish Ale. Great balance of chocolate and hops.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big burly dark robust beer with strong head and chocolate flavors. Flavorful, complex and first rate.
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black; thick head. Nice aroma, roasted malt. Smooth enough, well balanced, a lot of roasted malt, chocolate. Robust final. A very good stout.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and once an cask. Much chocolate in the nose and flavor. Fruity at the same time - Northern Brewer hops? Nice creamy mouthfeel. Pours and looks like the engine oil, of course! Very nice beer. Not sure it hits the Scottish Ale style right on, we call it a "Magical Mystery Brew" in our homebrew club (FOSSILS).
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black colour with a fine brown-tainmted head and a beautiful lace, aroma of black chocolate with some alcohol notes, good malt body, very oily (of course...), robust bitterness in the finish, very long and dry chocolate aftertaste - balance and character for this delightful brew