hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A very smooth drinkable Scottish Ale. It poured a medium sized creamy tan head that had fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was opaque, carbonated and reddish brown in hue. The nose was malty, smokey and some chocolate notes. The flavor was very mild coffee and some smokey and burnt flavors. The mouthfeel was silky smooth and a tad watery and thin. This was a medium bodied beer with good lacing. Recommended.
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet appearance. Malty nose that was a bit smoky. Roasted malt, earthy, peaty taste. Medium- bodied with a sweet, toffeeish finish.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a tan head that falls away quickly. Malty, smokey aroma. I'm getting caramel, maybe some chocolate and definitely some smoke. I suppose this is a decent example of the style, but too me the body is too watery, which leaves the flavors thin, hard to discern and unsatisfying. Really doesn't work for me.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ale with small head. Leaves lace. Little sweet, smoked malts, slightly sharp finishing bitterness ruins it for me. Soft, pleasent palate. Low carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany color with a malty, smoky aroma. Nice malty caramel palate with a dry finish. Well made Scottish Ale.
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 (5278) - 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.