Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick head of off-white bubbles. Sweet malty flavor with a little smoke and a hint of chocolate covered cherries. Great dark red color with minimal carbonation. Big smokey peat flavor with a nice alcohol warming. Actually tastes like scotch. Thick and chewy with more sweet malts. Finish is slightly dry with a slight cherry aftertaste. A very good beer that come alive as it warms.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent bronze body with significant carbonation and a sudsy beige head with excellent retention. Initially dusty, malty aroma, I let it breath for awhile until some nice nutty richness emerged. Flavor of toffee, malt, and some subtle peat smoke that builds nicely. This is a tasty rendition of one of my favorite styles.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany color with a medium off-white head. Smokey roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt, grape, smoked wood and slight alcohol flavors.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great Scottish Ale. Sweet, smokey malt, and peat flavors. Finnishes smooth, crisp, and dry.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 Bottle. Poured a dark red with a smallish head. Aromas of smoke, peat and malt. Taste is a beautiful deep smokiness and chocolate. Hell, it was hard to find the 8.5% in this. Dry and smokey finish. This is my favorite Scotch Ale.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown, with a bubbly head that lasts. Aroma is rich and malty with a smoky, grainy character. Sweet, almost cloying flavor is complemented with some fruit flavors and a smoky cinnamon note. Despite the sweetness, it retains a bitter yet smooth finish with some earthy hop flavors.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma was malty and woody, color and clarity were typical, to me this needed less sugar spiking the alcohol content. sippable ale, but nothing to get excited over.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks good in the glass with a nice thick head. Earthy and sweet flavor that is quite smooth on the palate. Nice balance of flavors that got better further into the beer.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark copper color with a thick white head. Burnt (not in the toasty way but rather in the "I left it on the stove too long" way). Earthy with a strange bitterness at the end. I personally can't understand its high ratings. I let it warm and then still dumped half of it down the drain.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very intense deep malt aroma - caramel, toffee, a hint of smoke, dark fruit. Small off-white head that diminishes to a film on deep red brown coloured body. Big, chewey complex malt flavour - dark fruit, musk, caramel sweetness, a touch of alcohol and roasted malts in the finish. A wonderful journey across the palate. Deceptively light and dangerously drinkable indeed. This is a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting for a Wee Heavy but that's not at all a bad thing. Bottle (Thanks to Eyedrinkale for sending this my way).