DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/amber color, sweet malty/nutty aroma... flavor was spicy, nutty, malty...maybe even slightly hoppy (unexpectedly so). The alcohol wasn’t all that well-hidden, which isn’t necessarily a negative aspect for me...overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a light brown head. Sweet caramel and molassas aroma. Flavor of sweet fruit, some molassas notes, and mild spices.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a reddish brown color with a nice initial head that laced well. Aroma was spicey, dark fruits, a bit medicinal. The flavor was of raisins, caramel malts, yeast, nuts, spices, and a touch of grass. Not your usual Belgian style beer, not a Scottish Ale. Not a great beer. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied with some carbonation. Overpriced beer for sure.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal; This is one of the best Scotch Ale I ever drank. Nice brown color with foamy head. Taste of caramel and just the good tint of spice.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Deep amber/brown pour. Huge frothy, foamy, light, light brown head. I had to wait for the head to sink n the middle. Lacing completely covered the glass. Aroma was flat out earthy and malty. Flavor was earthy, malty, airy, and light. As it warmed I got notes of apple, orange and spices of cinnamon and all spice, especially in the aftertaste! Medium to full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. So smooth to drink. The was the BEST brew i’ve had in a while!!!
thewolf (11557) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours muddy brown with a thin head that dissappears quickly. A masterpiece in smell with tones of cinnamon, anis, oranges and fruity tones from the yeast. It is medium to full-bodied. The tasting only enhances the aromatic pleasures. Stunning!
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color with a large ivory head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice, and oranges. Smooth with toffee malt flavors and an underlying acidity. Nicely balanced with the malt being accompanied by sweet fruit, yeast, and spice.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty brown ale with a complex yet smooth flavor keeping me coming back for more.
oh6gdx (23002) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy amberish brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and yeast. Flavour is caramel, sweet malts and yeast, mixed in a very pleasant way. Hides the alcohol well.
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark tawny brown beer with an off-white tannish head that has nice retention. Aroma has rich caramel malts with earthy yeast and toffee. There also seems to be a bit of spice in the background. Mouthfeel is just a bit over medium with carbonation that is between fizzy and frothy. Taste is split between Scotch ale and Belgium strong, but lean a bit more towards the scotch side. Taste has lots of toffee and caramel richness with some dark fruits hanging around. Finish has spice and earthiness. Overall a very nice beer to be savored.