jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color with a ruby tint and a light brown head. A malty chocolate aroma with a smoke finish. Dry, toasted, the smallest hint of sweetness with a smokey malt base.
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely dark. The head is sluggish and short-lived. There's a nice dark maltiness in both the aroma and flavor, but the flavor suffers from being a bit thin. Nice chocolate and charcoal in the flavor, a little cookie. A bit sweet but not cloying.
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep malty aroma, very dark copper hue with large off white head, smooth malty character, little carbonation, slightly dry finish, almost port like feel to this one
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight roasted aroma. Roasted character carries throughout the body. SLight on the malt for a Scottish Ale, but still a very drinkable brew.
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 (6557) - 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 (5657) - 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 (4639) - 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.