21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 One of the best scottish ales around. Very boldly flavored while remaining tasteful. They really know how to make this stuff right over there. I believed this until I had some much better scottish ales. I still cant complain about this one, A nice roasted malt combo of caramel and chocolate.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 18, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. The first time I tried it I thought it was too sweet, but now it has grown on me. One of my all time faves. Sweet, some scotch (peat?) flavor, not very hoppy, but who cares. nice color, good aftertaste, stronger than it seems. For those who don’t like it, use it for marinating pork (fabulous for this), but I’d rather drink it.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t think that this was too sweet, it felt about right. Nice and easy on the tongue, good for dessert.
Harlock99 (24) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2001
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It depends on my mood, but this isn’t bad. Sometimes the uber-sweetness will get to me and I’ll think I’m drinking wine or cough medicine, but it *does* work with cigars and it *does* get one sloshed pretty quick. One bottle is also a good way to start your drinking night.
Hougly (37) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2001
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nasty wine taste to it! But hey it’s great with a good cigar. The after-taste gets better with time. Not something I’d drink again but nothing I’d bash either.
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 2, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptionally smooth. So many flavors. Great Beer.
rtaylor99 (1) - Odessa, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2001 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Excellent beer. Strong, yet the sweetness seemed to mask the alcohol taste to me. Wonderful aftertaste just lingered for hours.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and malty, with a great roasted caramel flavor and a deliciously creamy head that help make this an instant favorite. I enjoyed this from the first sip to the last. Just a wee bit bub-a-lay (my attempt at expressing a scottish accent with words). Robert the Bruce would be proud.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 22, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 ounces of pure Scottish goodness. Very dark red to brown, with a light, creamy head. Smokey, almost roasted caramel aroma. So smooth, so creamy, chocolate undertones, and a rich creamy caramel taste. Good to the last drop, a new favorite, and one of my top ten. Did I mention its really good.