RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 An excellent beer. Good aroma, malty, roasty flavour, with a hint of coffee. Good size head, mostly dimished by the end. Nice lacing, very drinkable.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddist brown with nice head and some lacing, medium-bodied. A scotch ale that you can actually smell a hint of peat, rare among this genre. Coffee, woody, spicy hints in the aroma as well. The taste was smokey and malty sweet, very little hop presence, somewhat unbalanced. Dry aftertaste. If the flavors match the aroma, this could be a world-class beer, but not the case. Still quaffable.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mohagany color with a quickly diminished light tan head. Light peat and toffee aroma. Flavors that follow the aroma. Somewhat light and spritzy in feel. I just don't get real excited about this one.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany/ebony color. Very tenacious head which sticks to the glass. Malty aroma, a bit of caramel mixed with roastiness. Roasted malt flavor with chocolate and smoke hints.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark red, tan head, looks great. Dry roasty flavours, coffee and chocolate, a little oaky tannic bite. Hop flavours are barely existant, very little malt in the mouthfeel, feels just a bit too dry/thin on the finish.
RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a stout style head and a deep coffee aroma. Slighlty watery coffee flavour but overall a great, great beer.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2004 Very dark brown with very little head that disappears quickly. Flavor of peat, coffee and smoke. More like a porter than a Scottish ale
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was expecting more and I was disappointed. The aroma did nothing for me and the flavor was thin and uninteresting
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very small, brown, wet frothy head. Color is a beautiful dark red with nice lacing from the head. Aroma is of caramel, dates, figs, sweet. But the flavor is very different than the aroma. Flavor is very smokey early on, coffee notes, some caramel. The flavor just finishes too early and too flat. Not very interesting. Palate is too thin.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer pours very dark and has a large thick head. The taste is not great - I didn't enjoy it at all.