iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a opaque, plum red. A dense, light tan froth slowly dimishes and exudes aromas of nutty raisins, sweet banana alcohol, and peppery yeast all with a wonderful earthy component. Amazingly tight, bubbly carbonation is heavenly on the tongue. The tingly palate is lasting and contains wonderful flavours. Strong, dark cherries, oak, bitter milk chocolate, dense with other fruits: pears, sour apples and something tangy. A fabulous brew.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 Dark red/brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was sweet...caramel, sugar, earthy, dirt, wood. The flavor was similar to the aroma but with a distinct alcohol component. Very soft feel...wet finish.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with an off-white head. Very earthy aroma, full of grass, hay, and a bit of barnyard funk. Sweeter malty flavor, with some alcohol and earthy tones. Nice light carbonation.
bierkoning (9833) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Chouffe version: Malt and chocolate aroma. Sweetish, malty, whisky and chocolate flavor. Some alcohol. This beer is reasonably well hopped, but that is hidden by the velvety sweetness. Very likeable beer, tasty and powerful. 8 3 8 4 15 = 3.8
moortgat version, small bottle. Dark brown color. Chocotoff and butter in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic. malty sweet flavor with caramelly notes. Pleasant and very drinkable, but also flat and onedimensional. 7 3 7 3 12 = 3.2
jeffin7 (612) - 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.
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 (4548) - 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 (2342) - 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.
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