Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with thin but lasting head. Aroma of malt and molasses. Taste is a thick caramel balanced out with light hop bitterness. Quite drinkable.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Follow one Amber up with another. Gaelic Ale sounds very tasty. First North Carolina beer courtesy of Ross. Much Much better than the Palmetto. Excellent selection Ross!!! Complex flavors, hoppy, full bodied, sweet. This is a great amber. Very nice beer to start NC off with.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Coppery red beer supports a large off white head that gives off a bready aroma.
Lightly malty with a short finish. Mine didn’t have the hops characteristics the other raters have noted; it sould have used a touch more.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick copper read with great carbonation out of the tap - perhaps a fresh keg although head disappeared after a couple of sips. Sprucey nose with slight citrusy sweetness in intial palate. More remnant of an IPA style bitterness than the average American ale. Not as hoppy as described, but heavier malt presence makes this one a decent deviation from the norm. Not my favorite offering from Highland, but drinkable nonetheless.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light soapy hop nose. The head lasted for about two seconds. The palate is medium body and moderatly hoppy, with a touch of fruit. The finish is smooth, hoppy, and has a touch of fruit and chocolate. Overall, very drinkable and well made.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet perfectly balanced amber. A shining example of how I like this style. Nicely tangey and bitter, with a very good hop presence. Great malt character, with a caramel toffee sweetness. Pick some up today.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good looking ale. Take a perfect well balanced amber, then tip the scales a little to the hop side. It still manages to be complex with the spike of the hops through the mellow sweet malts. Go get it.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color,small off white head that left a slight lace behind.The aroma was malty and caramel with a slight amount of fruit and semi sweet side to it.Malty,sweet caramel taste with a decent hop presence and mild fruit coming through.The after taste is malty and hoppy with a nice mild bitter finish.Very nice brew,it could use a little tweaking but over all this is pretty decent and finishes my Highland trip courtesy of Suttree.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma, decent amount of malt. Deep, clear red color. Flavor isn't as robust as I would expect, some sweetness, but not as hoppy as I'd expect from their description. Little bit of a watery mouthfeel.
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper with a smooth lingering head. Aroma doesn't alude to the nicely balanced flavor. A little on the sweet side, but not overwhelming. Now if only I could find it consistantly in Northern Virginia.