JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle) Hail to the scotts!! My fave scottish ale and since I favorite scotish ale before anything else...
very powerfull liqurice and smoke to the nose. Although that lasts into the taste too, the fine hopping give the brew a fresh feeling too it. Big heath-aftertaste. A prie example of scottish ales. Thank you, Orkney Brewery.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dirt-colored ale with frothy head. Smoky, dark corn syrup and brown sugar aroma. A lot of dark chocolate and just a touch of coffee adds another dimension to the malts. I love how they don’t go wacky and put a lot of hops to "add body." Very true to style, a lot of flavor for the low ABV.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5658) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Nothing special to this one. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a black color with a very small head. The scent is chocolate, coffee and molasses. The flavor is dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. This beer is a little thin, and the flavor is kind of disappointing compared to the scent.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, ok head. Aroma is toffee and butter. Flavor is licorice and hops. A somewhat dry mouthfeel.
Crit (3594) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, large tan head. Odd astringent nose.Lightly smoked malt flavor with whiskey overtones. Slight dry bitterness
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with nice head. The taste is roasted malts with light notes of smoke. Not bad at all.
rlgk (14688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Nice dark amber color. Wonderful aroma from toffee, malts and some vanilla. Flavor starts malty with tofee and caramel, then turns hoppy and bitter. A complex and very good beer.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with a thick, light tan head. Lovely malt aroma with lightly roasted coffee, toffee, plum, chocolate, raisin and miniscule hops in the background. A moderate body that isn’t too thick but doesn’t leave the tongue laying in wait. Good malty flavors that really satisfy. Slightly roasted with toffee, ripe fruit, smoke and a touch of chocolate-tinged molasses. If you add a bit more hops, it would become FFF Robert the Bruce. I’m really beginning to love this style for session beers. If only it wasn’t so expensive...
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a dark amber with a very large pillow head and lots of lace. The aroma is sweet and roasted. The flavor is malty, roasted, peaty, and slightly of hops. The palate is rather creamy and pleasant. Overall, not bad.
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a large foamy head of fine to large sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lace. The body was carbonated semi transparent and dark ruby red colored. The aroma was nice with notes of dark roasted malts mp;asses and coffee. The mouth feel was smooth and mildly tingly with a deep malty finish. The flavor contained notes of dark roasted malts in a mildly sweet body.