SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahh malty aromas. Quite a distinct sharp hops bittering. Not as sticky mouthfeel as other raters had indicated, I found this to be quite clean with a lasting aftertaste. Nice and malty flavour (could have done with a thicker palate I guess). Decent helping of pepper and spice riding the alcohol backbone.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Keg). I didn’t think I would like it, but in the end I found it to be pretty good. Nothing special.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Scotch ale with a belgian twist. I was worried at the start, too many contradicting flavors flying around. Bittersweet, earthy, fruity- confusion set in, so I set it aside for a few minutes for warming. What a difference. Still missing that true Gaelic malting, but nonetheless, a good effort. Decent malt with a snappy yeasty push.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very thick head. Nice brown color. Nice malt, caramel and toffee aroma maybe fruity too. Malt, caramel, spicy flavors with some alcohol vapors. Spicy, peppery finish. Sticky mouthfeel.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from draught at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#59).
Hazy amber beer with no head. Aroma is sharp spicy and malty, tones of pepper and alcohol. Flavor is also malty and spicy with pepper and coriander notes. Too sharp and not very complex.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint fruity/citrus, spicey, and pineapple aroma; nice caramel and toffee flavor, some dark fruit notes and a slighly acidic and oakey presence; feels rather flat, yet lightly creamy on the tongue, and a tad thin in body. It doesn’t provide the rich, malty, smoke/peat flavors, nor the body, one would expect from a "scotch".
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mocha and nutty aromas with some floral hop notes. Dark brown with a dark head. Malty with some nutty flavours.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany pour, off white head and sheet lacing. Tangy malts, spices and floral hops in the aroma. Woody roasdted malt flavors, more spices, hops, and some wood. Sticky palate full of spice, well defined body, and a finish of alcohol and spice.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find this a bit disappointing... Generally a nice flavor, but its too weak. Too watery i think....
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with perfect pillow head. Aroma is sweet malt with an underpinning of very slightly sour Belgian yeast. Flavor is malty, with a touch of earthiness and Belgian yeast character. Could have been a hair more complex, but quite satisfying overall.