Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Scottish ale. Very malty and smoky. More smoky than a smoked beer like Stone smoked porter. Excellent brew!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 Glad to see this is a scottish ale instead of a stout. LOUD carbonated head. Wait, where did it go? Light watery porter taste with lots of smoke flavor.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer disembarks the bottle a very deep mahogany color with the head prodigious in size and semi-creamy in size and a light tan in color, the lace a thick and clinging sheet to obscure the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and crisp with a hint of caramel, earthy aroma also present, the start is sweet, nicely malted, the top is middling in feel, Finish is benignly acidic, the hops pleasant and mild to the palate, very dry and long lasting aftertaste, quite quaffable this “Scottish Ale”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, two new Scottish Ales in one week, ah the beer “Gods” have smiled upon “Olde Gusler”.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark mahogany color, tan head, some lace. Malty aroma, some smoke, a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is of dark malts, some smoke, and perhaps some whisky. Rich mouthfeel, medium-full body, dry coffee finish. Very nice.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is dark fruit, brown sugar and smoke. A medium bodied Scottish ale. Malts are complex, rich and smoky. Hints of smoke and peat, vanilla and whisky. Very smooth taste that gives way to a very pleasant dry finish. Very easy drinking, example of a Scottish ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Bottled,A nice pint,creamy,malty and rich.Dark and easy going,a good starter.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black dark brown with ruby notes. Pours with a healthy beige head that leaves a tiny bit of one and some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of chocolate covered raisins. A mocha-coffee bitterness stuck out at first sip but became a minor player as the glass went on. Malty with a hint of toffee in the background. Flavour is creamy but diluted velvet that combines with the flavour to make me think watery stout more than Scottish Ale. Thanks very much to IPFreely for picking this one up for me.
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dark ruby coloured. Light brown head with medium lasting. Quite impressive looks. Has a rather full aroma. Malt, and some faint smoke characters in the nose is what comes to my mind. Smoke accents, malt, some faint hops, and a bit of chocolate in the flavour. Has a smooth bitterness in the end. Find this beer complex and interesting
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I must say this is one of the most beautiful beer bottle/label i have seen..very good lookin 500ml brown bottle with ancisnt standing stones in the sunset on the label.
This beer is beautiful as the bottle deep slightly murky brown with a massive creamy head..wonderful.
Smell is ok but not exceptional some maltiness.
the taste is great so smooth yet very complex..veery malty ..smoky even..great.
Very smooth on the tongue not much carbonation..
For me a very very drinkable beer.. i will be buying this again guaranteed.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, almost toasted aroma with a beautiful tan head. Dark brown body that starts off lightly sweet and finishes similarly. Very light tasting for such a dark brew. Nicely crisp.