BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
decent,highly over priced here.
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty Scottish ale. Sweetens as it warms up. Nice chocolate flavor, especially in the head. A little more hops would go a long way in this beer, but still very good.
joet (2207) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Without the peaty, power and spice of great Scotch ales but still a fun and interestign Scotch ale. My first and I was very pleasantly surprised.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge caramel maltiness with some roasted overtones. The winey-fruit alcohol bite and aftertaste was strange and lingered for a while. Thick and rich but not as ’Scotch Ale’ like in character as I prefer. A good one, just not a great one. Was way (4x) too sweet once it reached cellar temp.
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.