Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 22, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too syrupy for normal drinking, but my pick for cold rainy nights.
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nicely flavored from start to finish, a pronounced molasses flavor nicely balanced with the high alcohol content and a reasonably full body with a sweat (prune)afteraste. overall a good beer.
Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, caramel, bread, nuts), with notes of brown sugar, prune. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pretty well-hidden alcohol, but otherwise totally forgettable. Simple and sugary.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Something wonderful to curl up with on a winter’s night. Full-bodied, malty, and with a lucious molasses presence.
ZDogg99 (14) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. I’d swear there was some Scocth in there!
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very strong and tasty brew. It definately has some kick to it, but I really enjoyed drinking it.
Aurelius (4781) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Nice Blackberry/Currant/Molasses notes.
Appearance: Dark cola coloring with a gritty head.
Flavor: (Rating within the style.) Very (a little too) sweet and fruity. Has a distinct berry overtone, and high ABV.
Palate: An almost ideal viscosity with trailing hops. Not clingy despite its sweetness.
This is a good sippin’ beer, but I wouldn’t want more than two due to the sweetness.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There are better Scottish Ales without the pronounced alchol taste.
Bob Cotter99 (32) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 14, 2001
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just didn’t like this beer at all, I think it was a personal dislike to the alround taste of the beer.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasty, but not as much of a thick mouthfeel as i had expected from the reviews here. sort of watery, actually.
and i didn’t really think that the alcohol taste was as hidden as some others here noted. a fairly strong beer that tasted strong; vinaceous.
BUT...that said, i sorta liked it....