Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, ruby brown color with a small tan head that does not linger. It has strongly malty aroma with some earth and smoke tones that are typical of scottish ales. Medium body with medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is a little thin but the flavor is rich with malts and toffee. The finish is long and smokey. Great Scottish ale!
Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 Typical scottish ale, nothing amazing but nothing bad either. Dark color with a moderate head. Im not a fan of scottish beers in general.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee aroma, coffee colored, little head. Taste of smokey malts and toffee, smooth finish.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really dark, chestnut brown, nearly zero head, but what was there lasted throughout. Ripe fruits, smokey whiskey character. Lots going on here, I'm intrigued. Sweet nutty malt character. Cleaning effervescent palate. Smooth dry barley tongue, some alcohol as well, near the end especially. Good complexity, fair balance. Good beer!
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty smokey aroma, sweet whiskey maltiness that turns to a choclatey finish, I'm sure glad PC started stocking the bigger bottles!
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma of this beer is, regrettably, its highest point. The flavor, comparably, is smooth (TOO smooth) and a little weak. It lacks any boldness of flavor or *umph* to go along with that nice aroma.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 I like my scottish ales and I like this one. A very cool name and label set the mood for a great beverage enjoying experience. A deep flavor of smokey carmel malt followed with a nice aftertaste of hops. The is a very solid scottish ale.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks...hard!
It pours very dark with a deep ruby hue. Small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Slowly and mostly, but not fully, diminishing. Minimal, but very decent lacework.
The aroma is malty and vineous. Earthy and very pleasant. Astringent. Becomes a tad smokey as the ale warms. Mild Rauchbier aroma.
The flavor is rich and malty as a Scottish Ale should be. Small bursts of butter, caramel, straw and smoke up front.
Perfectly balanced, acetic and very lightly bitter on the backside.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Short, smokey, dry, earthy finish. Very nice!
Great potential as a session beer!
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark reddish almost brown pour, thin head. Somewhat sweet and malty, kind of plain with a little bite at the end.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. I didn't really enjoy this one very much. Pours a dark ruby color with a thin beige head and thin lacing. Aroma is faintly sweet malt and toffee. Very fruity flavor without the maltiness I have come to associate with the better Scottish Ales. Finish had some hops but was too sour. A little disappointing but I have had worse.