jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i figured this would be a typical malty, lightly earthy and peaty scottish ale. i was surprised to be reminded of scotch whiskey, blended with some berries and peat and caramel. very sweet finish--hops and molasses, with a touch of warming alcohol. i was surprised by this beer, but not in a bad way. definitely good, and definitely worth drinking at least once.
ales4ever (24) - gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thought this was going to be better. Not really that malty for a Scots ale. I found this to be too weak and flabby for it’s ABV. Hops were out of place and it didn’t have enough malt for my palate. I will try thos again however, because I might of just gotten a bad bottle.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin sudsy head with light carbonation. Nice sweet aroma with caramel, malt, a bit of peat and a hint of smoke. YUMMY. Color is a dark orangish brown. Malty sweet flavor with more caramel, honey and a slight bitterness. Palate is a little chewey. Some earthy notes in there also. Just like a good scotch ale should be. Finish is slightly dry with a light lingering bitterness. Little alcohol warming. A pretty good scotch ale.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather... brown, with a suggestion of caramel or orange highlights, smallish particles and an average-sized, creamy, tan head. Aroma was caramel & honey with a definite earthiness and low alcohol esters. Sweetly malted flavor, almost "chewy", with a slight swing to bitterness at the end. Medium-bodied and slick with a dry finish and light alcohol after. Surprised that I could actually detect a grittiness from the particulate as well.
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Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazelnut brown and clear wit a tiny, off-white head. Malty nose. Lots of caramel and roasted malt in the flavours and distinct notes of nuts. Soft body with lots of warming alcohol. Sweetish with a light bitter finish. Would be a perfecy winterwarmer, but works all right even in august.... 020805
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into tulip glass, purchased at grocery store in Brookfield WI sometime in 2004. Caramel and alcohol on the smell. Also smells of delicate flowers, maybe carnations? Clear red amber in the glass, large frothy off-white head with uneven and broken lacing extending high on the glass. Creamy and buttery in the mouth, with floral and fruity hops flavor lurking until the finish, when they emerge in a bitter (but slightly metallic) rush that is "glorious," according to my tasting notes. Mouthfeel is "perfect." Overall: dope. Also, I really want to name one of my homebrews "Deepburntsiennafriar."
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Butterscotch malt, orange, cotton candy, a bit of alcohol. Quite hoppy. Body is amber/light ruby. Flavor is orange tobacco, lightly roasty malt, hoppy. Caramel/butterscotch. Almost an english barleywine. A bit thin.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Friar pours a dark stained amber body and a full khaki head. The aroma is sweet with molasses, raisins, dates, and fig. There is a cornucopia of sweet and lightly smoky fruited flavors but with a hint of earthy and lightly tart Scottish peat. . This beer has a nice depth to it although I would suspect that this bottle is a bit old because it taste like it is beginning to oxidize, yet, it seems to have held up well. It reminds me of my grandmothers Sunday morning flapjacks, as she called them, covered in molasses. A nice warming beer in fact!
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown colour with a baige head. Malty light hoppy aroma and a light bitter taste. Medium body and a bitter dry finish.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Light brown dense head. Malt, herbs and sugar in the aroma. Flavour is caramelly and perfumed. Is light hoppy and smoked. Ends on a light bitterness.