Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark, clear brown color with a small, rapidly dissipating white head. No lacings are left on the glass. Malty, sweet, slightly fruity aroma with just a hint of alcohol. Medium bodied and very smooth, I taste apples up front along with the malts and a sweet finish. I detect no hops in the flavor. A malty and tasty Scotch ale that packs a good alcohol punch.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coper color with light tan head.Earthy peat nose.Full bodied earthy malt flavor with pleasant light alcohol heat.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, bready and sweet. Rich mouthfeel and fairly clean finish.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m finding it hard not to give this brew five points all around, becuase this is what I enjoyed while my Green Bay Packes beat the cat ass dome vikings tonight. Really though, this was a very good scottish ale, power, flavor-maybe too much though, but damn good. And the PACKERS won, And the rest of the packers fans will hopefully enjoy many fines brews tonight,
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent Scotch Ale. Not up there with Traquair House, but not that bad of an example.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 smells like apple juice?? cloudy brown color and very apple cinnamon/alcohol taste...not like other scottish ales I've had..very alcoholly in flavor but not as heavy as you'd expect from 8%..the more i drank it the less it tasted like a scottish ale and the more it tasted like fermented apple juice or something....maybe it's a wierd bottle..hard to rate, it tastes good, but scottish ale?
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown color, great head formation. Strong fruity, oily aroma, buttery caramel and a little spice. Palate is smooth, sweet and fruity, with a kiwi-fruit and blackberry jam middle. Some hop bitterness in the finish but never really overwhelms, with wild fruit aftertaste. Alcolol is strikingly noticeable and provides some warmth.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney hoppy aroma. Bitter, flowery, hoppy, spicy, slightly astringent taste balanced with the a thick mouthfeel.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Deep amber color with a laced off-white head. Fairly light body with a fruity taste.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Pours a dark redish amber with a light beige head. A sweet malty flavor with a touch of peat and a touch of smoke. Rich and full bodied. A winner in my book.