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....
2cool4U99 (2) - iowa, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
great beer overall. pretty smeat.Scotch is cuuuhh!!!!
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep brown/red color. Decent head and lacing. Nose is full of scottish malts, caramel, some smoke and chocolate as well. This is pretty tasty. Thick and chewy. Nice malts with maybe a too much caramel sweetness, a somewhat smoke like/roasty character along with the a nice dose of alcohol and some hops hiding out combine to make this a pretty enjoyable brew. Needs a little more of something to balance it out a bit more.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took getting used to but well worth it. Hearty ale with a kick. Great up front with nice finish. Drink it sitting down.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I rated this 2.5 on 4/12/01. Umm... ok, I have no idea where that rating came from. I didn’t write anything about the beer that day. This is quite yummy. Thick, rich, nice dark color. I gave this beer a 4 on flavor before... I’m wondering if I had a bad bottle or something then.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2001
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
what a great beer. VERY different taste. they’ll also give you a kick in the ass.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful beer. Nice fragrant floral aroma accompanie the deep copper color and thick head. Also, decent brussels lace decorates your glass as your stomach fills with this fine libation. The flavor is very sweet and almost port-like but not overbearing, and also had a decent mouthfeel. Overall a wonderfull beer, and one to drink slowly for appreciation.
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very potent, yet balanced. The alcohol flavor is hidden well.