bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is from memory, so I donít have much in the way of detail, but this was a good, malty, farily heavy beer. A nice thick taste of dark fruits. However, be warned: let this beer warm up a little before you drink it. I was drinking out of an ice chest, and the first third of the bottle was very, very bitter and hoppy. Once it warmed up a little bit, the hoppiness mellowed out and the malt started coming to the fore. I liked this beer much more after that, and would buy it again.
commonmac (300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass pour at Sweeneyís. Copper color with steady head. Aroma filled with malt and taste follows suit. Some hops present. A very sessionable ale. Easy to drink with a positive finish. Odell does better but a great fall back.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As has been said before, light for a 90 shilling, but extremely pleasant. Great to have with a friend.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza in Boulder, CO. I ordered this expecting a Scotch ale, but found the beer to be more like an amber ale or an altbier. It sat pale brown in the glass, giving off a modestly sweet aroma. The flavor proved somewhat more intense but still restrained, combining notes of cola slurpee with a dash of hop leavening. An okay beer that is best reserved for a session.
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Very nice brown color with a finger of off white head. Malty front with some good mouth feel. Very nice.
COMRADEJOSH (291) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 deep copper in appearance mild malt profile pairs nicely with mild hop aroma crisp and refreshing with slightly dry after taste. very sessionable and not overpowering. update on 2nd drinking of the spear I taste some wonderful spices that I didnít notice the first time. definitely very tasty and worth it
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís a bit thin, but it does have some malt flavor. Aroma is somewhat underwhelming but some good malt character does shine through. Overall, the thin finish is the most disappointing part... but hey, itís beer!
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a warm place in my heart because it was one of my first "favorites." I like this more than fat tire, just because itís got more to it. It pours brownish-amber with a so-so head. Malt in the aroma with some slight hop presence. The taste is balanced as well. Rich for an amber but balanced by some decent bittering hops. Finish is good, mouthfeel quite nice. Not a particularly amazing beer but solid and nice.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very dry start . Almost citrus in quality, and quite crisp. Fairly hoppy, not the best scottish ale, but it is still good.
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: pours amber color. Malty taste with a hop compliment. Nothing too rememberful (actual word) but nice beer. I may have to re-rate this eventually.