jaymobrown (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish dark color. Thick head. Semi-sweet chocolate nose. Woody, caramel flavoring. Hint of bitter. Nice.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, violet tinted beer with a thick light brown head. Light aroma of nuts, sweet malts and light fruitiness. edium bodied with a fruity, malty character along with a hint of spicy hop flavour, but very low bitterness. Slightly sour aroma. A good session beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very smooth drink, pouring a dark mahagony color with a rapidly dissipating brown head. A mild aroma of sweet malts and light fruits... cherries grapes. A very thick mouthfeel, and itís here that the Scottish maltiness comes through. Very light hopping. Finishes somewhat tart. An interesting drink.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa colored head, dark black body. Nose is fruity, vinous, sensations of cherries, grapes, other dark fruits, but mildly, plus some spiciness, cloves, etc. Medium carbonation. Solid malt, and minimal hop presence. Thick and full, a perfect fit for a damp, cold, dark island, an ideal comfort for a gloomy atmosphere. Finish is bitter, but overall, if a bit too light in body for my taste.
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured dark brown to black with small white head that didnít last. aroma roasted malts, molasses, toast, cherries. flavor grapes, choc. malts, hops, cherry cola, a slight bitterness on the tip of tongue and a hint of caramel at the finish. not to bad
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many, many bottles when in Scotland... Quite difficult to understand what is it and to rate it properly. A combination of porter, stout, Scottish ale and dunkel. Ruby, roasty, coffeeish, caramelly, dusty, malty, sweet and bitter, dry and burnt... Complex, to say the least.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cracking dark ale, plenty of flavour especially dark roasted malt which predominates.
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA on 8-7-04. Dark brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is sweetened with hints of maloasses mixed with malt and smoky or burnt wood. Taste is also smoky and malted with more of the roasted flavor coming through moreso than the sweeter notes or bitterness. Mouthfeel is carbonated and well rounded. Smokiness lingers throughout the finish with the malt being in the backdrop. Good beer!
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great beer with a nice redbrown color and a ivory creamy head. This is a typical scotish ale with a light to medium sweetness. It has a intens fruity aroma and a medium body and a good dosis of fine malts and hints of fresh roasted coffeebeans. In the afthertaste there is a nice boost of nobel hops. Fine bitterness in the end.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep garnet color with a tan frothy head. Aroma was coffee, some spice, some smoke. Toffee. Caramel. Who knows. Medium body with a slightly watery texture. Flavor was whiskey, caramel, some smoke, roasted coffee. Good stuff.