GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Clear amber,cool lasting white head...
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe cuivrée très claire sans mousse. Arômes de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de caramel, de houblon amérisant et de mélasse.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red/brown. Aromas of dark roasted malt and fruity aroma(cherries?). Sweet, malty flavors with a hint of wood. Finishes with a touch of hop bite.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a attractive labeled 1pt. 9oz. brown bottle with no bottled freshness date. Made a decent appearance, poured a cloudy apple golden hued amber with a fizzy, bubbly beige head that settled into a semi-sticky thin lacing, medium carbonation. Figs, raisins and a sweet caramel malty nose with a herbal hoppiness. A crisp, smooth and textured medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. A sweet toasted grainy and lightly roasted maltiness, a mildly peppery and herbal dry hop bitterness, a warm alcohol presence in the palate, a buttery yeastiness and a burnt sweet malt flavor showing up towards the end and a dry sweet toasted grainy finish.A very good Scottish Ale, tasty and mildly bitter, well worth seeking out and trying.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Brownish color, not quite black, but certainly deep brown...served to me much too cold, poured w/ very little heading that faded quick...low carbonation...smells a bit musty & tinny at first, but it is much too cold...I wait...eat some fish and chips...A good body on this malty beer...Dough & nougat aromas come out...a bit of fruitiness maybe...beefy beer with a good dose of bitterness in the end...somewhat like dark chocolate. Succeeds in pulling together all its parts into a very enjoyable whole...and ended up being excellant with the fish & chips!
Yeggo (38) - USA - APR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, nuts, brown, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body,
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is heavy on the malts, which carry through to the flavor with an addition of a vinegary sourness. It poured a dense amber, almost black, with a little head that left a pretty lacing. It was thin and heavily carbonated making my mouth tingle.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown with small beige head. creamy and sweet; the aroma is of malt and caramelt. sweet and hoppy.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a muddy looking brown color with a thick slightly off-white head. Sweet caramel nose is inviting. Flavor reminds me slightly of a doppelbock with it’s malty sweetness and hints of caramel and toffee. Finish is a little watery and there’s a strange bitterness at the end that’s not exactly the most pleasing thing in the world. Decent offering.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Poured hazy deep mahogany-brown with a large foamy lasting tan head. Thick aroma of oats, malt, restrained UK hops, sharp yeast tang - god that’s nice. Taste is surprisingly bitter - solid oaty malt, a little sweet, plenty of mild UK hops to balance it out, the medium-long linger sorts itself out to nominally bitter by the end. Mouthfeel is thick, grainy - really nice brew, wish we could decent Scottish Ales here in Ontario!