acnemaster99 (20) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good solid beer. needs more body
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of Smokey at times, very fruity at others, although the smokeyness was only in the neck of the bottle. Tasted like an english ale but due to the champagne yeast that must have been used, it was incredibly fruity and even subdued at times. Exquisitely odd (yes i just said exquisite). The way the carbonation bubbles were rising to the top of the glass reminded of champagne..and with the tastes present lead me to beleive champagne yeast was used. Neato of the brewers to experiment like that.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
perfect with a roast beef sandwich, slightly smoky, medium bodied with tons oí sediment
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep redish color. Malty and smooth finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 A standout beer, like the others from the Orkney Brewery. Everything they make is good, and this Red MacGregor is my favorite of the entire lot! Clear bottle, filled with cloudy brown, malty nectar. Hints of smoke, even! Terrific!
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It lacked a head, which brough me down a bit, but that is typical for a scotch ale. Even though this is marketed as an English Pale, even though itís coppery red. Anyrate it was a fine ale, typically scotch, like headhunter, but not as heavy. Nothing too exceptional in my opinion, but still decient.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly mettalic nose. Very watery mouthfeel. the flavor is most definitely peety and roasty, much more than i had expected. the aftertaste is very clean, probably because of how watery it feels. Great red color and no head.
Suttree (4447) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one has a definate smoky finish, and an earthy aroma. Maybe a few notes of caramel? Although the bottle I sampled was fresh, beware - It comes in a clear bottle, so skunkiness could be problem.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUL 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, Iíll mention the peat flavour. Itís there, in Lowland quantities mind you. Otherwise, bright auburn; aroma like a dense forest of Douglas fir, meat pie and Auchentoshan; a little thin & metallic though (has it gone off a bit?); earthy malts, touch of toasted caramel. Finishes to quickly.
ravidesai (937) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bronze color with a flufy beige head.
sweet caramelized malt taste with a earthy smoked finish. complex and quite enjoyable.