vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer has a rich and complex flavor most like a good Scotch ale. the nose has hints of fruit. there is a small head and carbonation is fine bubbles and moderate in amount. the flavor is dominated by malt with a side of bitterness. This is an excellent ale and a keeper.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Draught. Clear brown body and nice soft carbonation. This beer has qualities of fruity malts, subtle hops, and some light smokiness. Very smooth palate with a crisp and pleasing aftertaste. A decent, locally available session beer.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glorious amber brown under a medium sized light yellow head. Strange lighter malt and a faint citric almost foot yeast like lambic aroma. Medium creamy ale style body. Light bitter stronger malt flavoured start and middle flavours, yeastier finish and mild sweet aftertaste.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby amber pour with a medium beige head and very thin lacing. Flavors
of fruit and caramel most prevalent.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired via trade. I like getting my hands on 90 Shilling beers, as I am a fan of the style. I didn't think this one was quite as good as Hoster's version but it was decent. Pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. Earthy malt aroma. Body is fairly rich, with flavors of malt, caramel and a little fruit. Finish is lightly bitter. Overall pretty good.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't read the label prior to drinking or frankly rating. I was all set to rate a good ale or pale ale. I would have been fairly malty for ale or pale, not malty or sweet enough for what I would expect of a Scottish Ale. So I guess I saying I enjoyed this beer, but I don't think it is a very good example of a Scottish Ale.
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle so I could not cooment on color or head. Cookie aroma, Malty flavor with slight bitter hoppiness lingering. Good beer. Will try it again in a glass or from tap.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap: This one was fairly dark. Thick head. A good and satisfying brew. It's pretty cool to because I read that Odells brews all their stuff traditionally, abiding by the purity laws.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick off white head. Great carbonation. Lace cobwebby all the way. Orangy brown color. Bitter hop flavor dominates. Slightly sweet, caramel, earthy, malty. Orange peel aftertaste. Medium body. The overall taste varies from bottle to bottle. Some are sweeter than others. Better when you let it warm up a little. Very good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly cloudy, medium brown with a small off-white head. Grainy aroma with decent hop balance. The body is malty with a sticky bitter finish. Tastes much more like an amber than a Scottish ale. Drinkable, but nothing great.