khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I liked the smokey, yet smooth character of this ale. I think it is another example of how a Scottish ale should be.
JFGrind (1881) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent representation of a Scottish Ale. Murky brick red color contrasted by creme head. According to the label this beer has "full malt flavor" and is "exceptionally smooth"; and the beer inside is true to the description.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey(and I just got back from camping). I really taste the roast malt in this one. Good Scottish Ale.
Indra (2679) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aroma, with a rich fruitiness, chocolate and toffee. Deep, dark mahogany color with a slight, tan colored head. Filtered. Flavor shows some nice roastiness, chocolate, caramel and nut, with a very faint vinous quality, supplied by Golden Promise, crystal and chocolate malts. Light and effervescent on the palate. Finishes with a slight tinge of Challenger hop and an interesting blend of fruity and malty flavors. Tangy, malty aftertaste. Actually quite tasty, just lacking the deep, satisfying gravity and alcoholic warmth of some Scottish ales.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smokey coffee and malt flavor. Very little carbination. Seems to be missing something.
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head, smokey and roasty.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coca Cola dark caramel body. An almond colored head that dissipates to a thin ringlet around the glass. Rather nutty and caramelly aroma with some roasted qualities as well. Very roasty flavor, somewhat thin bodied and a salty hop bitterness. Some nice coffe hints but all in all not a very exciting beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby red. Front is thick and malty, finish is thin, bright and finishes sweet and satisfying (yumminess). enough hops to keep it from being cloying. this is real quality stuff.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color, smokey aroma, toffee flavor, but light bodied.
acnemaster99 (20) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid on all counts. could be a little maltier