incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was actually quite a tasty craft! I paid 5 bucks for one bottle pint though!!! that was at a liqore store too, im sure if this was sold at a bar anywhere it would be about double that. FOr a higher alcie hol brew, it doesnt show it. very nice balance and taste, would buy again if i have some extra bucks...
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours turbid brown with little off-white head. Aroma of caramel cabernetish malt, some nuts, some port and fruit. Tastes very caramel malty, with some fruit, molasses, and nuts in the finish. I didn’t get much hops out of this, but a sweetness. The palate was medium for a true scotch ale, and it lacked complexity, especially as it warmed.
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Doughy, sweet, fruity, yeasty ale aroma. Overwrought label, dark tea brown, thin head. Tart, tannic, fruity - a strange yeasty candy. Finish is a bit of a mishmash. Too stron for its backbone. Finishes musty malt and alcohol bitter. needs polish. Drink warm. Almost artificial fruitiness at times. Bottle at David Copperfield’s, NYC, 3rd HHR trip.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and hops.
Flavour of malts, caramel, pine needles, grape fruit and hops.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber brown color with a medium white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is very nice and malty and the warmer it gets the better. a good example of a scotch ale.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange brownish color, malty smelling and taste. not bad, im not keen on the style ,but this is a pretty drinkable, easily likable beer. something id recommend to any lover of the style, however not something i would seek out to buy again.
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mellowed scotch taste. Nice colour, some scotch aroma. Hops there, but needs more X to enrichen the taste.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful ruby amber color tops off with an antique linen colored small bead head that lasts thinly atop this ale. Each sip yeilds another ring of lace. Faint hop malt aroma, but the taste is assertive. Bitter hops dominate from first to last along with a sweet roasted malt character with hints of the yeast, even though it is filtered. Doesn’t quite hit the Wee Heavy range for me at only 7% ABV, but a truly delicious Scottish Ale none the less.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-review after a night of pre-Rita festivities. Bottle. Pours a wonderful brown. Aroma is a nice blend of malt and peat. Taste follows suit, with the trademark bitter finish of a good Scotish Ale. Hops are evident but don’t overpower. Slight raisin-like sweetness on the back of the tongue. Doesn’t separate itself from the pack-- in fact, it’s pretty much a dress rehearsal for the style, but it’s still good.
Still trying to find out what a whysdfasdy is...
jtw (1085) - 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.