jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dough, dark fruit, a little banana. Flavor is of dark fruit caramel and a slight cola. The carbonation keeps the flavor lively. Very nice beer.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great Scottish ale from a great brewer. Sweet, malty, and earthy flavors. Finishes dry, clean, and creamy.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great head and lace. Brisk carbonation. Drier than most Scotch ales. Loads of caramel and pecan on the finish
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a nice tan head. Complex aroma- sweet malt, chocolate, spice, some fruit. Caramel flavor along with malt and spice. Medium bodied and smooth, slight alcohol warmth. Good Belgian/Scottish Ale
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of aroma - orange, plum, spice, sweet malt, chocolate. Big tan head that dissipates slowly. Hazy burgundy burnt copper colour.Chocolatey flavour with some dark fruitiness and a little bit of spice. Alcohol definite in the finish. Flavour not quite as deep as I was expecting from that heady nose but all in all very enjoyable. Medium-light body is entirely appropriate for style but perhaps a tad over carbonated. I'm going to put a couple of these down and try them again in a year or two. Bottle.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Big head which dissipates to a thin foam which last the duration of the drink. Great carbonation also. Aroma is slightly complex with caramel, raisins and some other spicey notes. Color is a very nice dark burgendy. Flavor is a little sweet with some more spice and caramel. More complex that the aroma. Finish is smooth and creamy with a nice alcohol warming. A top quality "scottish ale"?. Deductions though for not being a corked 750.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgundy colour, huge sticky beige head. Spicy bouquet (cloves?), orange mixed with banana, brown sugar. Peppery chocolate flavour, something that reminds me of tobacco, warming. A air battle between sweetness and bitterness.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice light brown pour with a huge head to it. Aroma of toffee, raisins, and clove. A complex balance hits your mouth with estery flavors, malt, and hops balancing out well. Slightly alcoholic on the tongue and kind of a powerful one to drink by yourself.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish appearance with a huge foamy head. Very smooth taste. Spicy and sour fruit flavor which includes a strong caramel presence. Rather thin and creamy mouthfeel. Some evidence of alcohol showing. A nice Belgian but not a great one.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How strange ... a sweet and sour almost Scottish brown ale from Belgium. Cloudy brown with a huge foamy head. Sour ale with sweet dark malts. Exremely spice first kick, followed by sour, sweet dark malt, some fruit. Mouth feel is almost puffy due to carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter and only lightly hopped, tannic and dry.