apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dry Scottish ale, slightly over-carbonated. Dark amber body, long-lasting, creamy white head. Prunes, caramel and an earthiness of sorts.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like there"s a lawn gnome in a skirt (I mean kilt) on the front of the bottle. Light brown ale with very high carbonation, which doesn"t make for the greatest of mouthfeels. The aroma is light and somewhat floral. The flavor is mildy sweet, little nutty, and very floral (I think they used heather in this ale to give it a real ’Scottish’ flavor). Unique and easy to drink, but not something to rave about.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting combo of typical belgian brown ale flavors, mixed with Scottish caramely sweetness. Unusual aroma. Small sharp bubbles up front, but smoother as it warmed. My friend pointed out that there""s a strong Coca-Cola flavor in this, and I agree.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color with tan head. Malt aroma with notes of raisin and brown sugar.rather light bodied, with some taste (yeast?) I didn’t care for.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liked but didn’t love it. Well balanced but flavors weren’t that intense.
Dauber810 (20) - USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweetness. Sweet flavor, good malty aroma and excellent dark apperance. One of my favorite Scottish ales.
Discofish (152) - USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Redish brown with a nice head, hoppy with malty undertones.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2003 Pours a dark brown color with a big tan head. The beer leaves very little lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of malts attacks the nose. High carbonation, medium bodied, and very sweet. It has nice full and rich malty flavors, but the carbonation is a little high. Still good though.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not to bad. But I want to try it again and I may give it a higher rating.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet cherry-fiz-coco-sweet aroma, I poured it right but the head was 3 times as big as the beer and had to wait a lifetime for it to settle down, the light had trouble trying to squeeze itself through the brownish presence of this brew, by the time it settled down the head was a clumpy milky off-white color and frothy, the aroma was now filled with alcohol, sourness, and a bit nutty and sweet, flavor was smooth, sweet and carmel like, alcohol undertones with spicy overtones, powerful finish that gave me a headrush every sip, powerful but good none the less