muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz sample at the brewpub. I must be a sucker for things Scottish; I consistently rate these higher than most. Call me a pushover. Big sharp malt/peat nose, very grassy & herbal (oregano). Strong earthy flavor, herbal hops throughout, smoky, nice body; very light appearance belies this beer’s depths and fullness of flavor.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium-light copper. Faint malt aroma. Subtle smoky malt flavors. I disagree somewhat with the other reviewers--the beer isn't weak. It just isn't over the top like many brewpub beers.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent Scottish ale, lacked a little in the body, a little too thin, amber in color with a light white head, lack of malt in the body & flavors, very disappointing & lacking beer
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, deep, glowing amber-brown with a moderate white head. Musty aroma and extremely forgettable pilsener flavor. Subdued maltiness, generally gry. They describe it as "user friendly" but this is a euphemism for "weak". Not undrinkable, but in a world that is begging brewers to really master the Scottish Ale style, it is just very, very disappointing. (on tap at brewpub)
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a tasty session type brew. Malty, but in a subtly smoky way, with a crisp finish that keeps it from being cloying. Little head, clear, light reddish brown.