PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown in coloration, light lacing. Thin, light yellow head. The beer smells and tastes of alcohol, and caramel malts. It has a bitter corney aftertaste.
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium to dark orange. Musty, caramel, plums, and maple. Sour apple and bland/rootten apricots and plums for the flavor. Not a good finish, sour paper and other nasty things.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth very drinkable. Don't feel my SkullSplitting. Maybe I need to hammer a few more before I render my verdict. I like it I think you will too.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark red color, medium head. Aroma is burned malts, bacon. Sweet roasted malty taste, smoke note indeed. Dry and bitter palate.
skortila (4827) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, sweet and fruity aroma. Appearance is dark brown/red. Lasting head. Taste is malty and sweet, some fruits and quite strong. Bit sticky
Ungstrup (30467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor is also sweet and malty, but with a smoke note too it. A great Scottish ale - but beware of the 8.5% ABV.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - SEP 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet raisins in the nose, dark reddish-brown color, tall fluffy head. Very heavy sweet fruity malt tastes, like maple syrup with tones of figs and plums. Great after-dinner beer - like a dessert in and of itself. Maybe too one dimensional, but its simplicity can be a strong point.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
After reading the other ratings of this beer I feel somewhat dismayed. I did not like this beer at all. I have to agree with ericnixon that this beer tasted like bacon to me. Cold bacon smothered in liquid smoke. I had to give it points for appearance and aroma but flavor, my goodness, this was awful.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark-amber, slightly murky. Very malty with hints of chocolate cocoa...but a bit plain for an 8.5% Scottish ale. I'd have honestly believed that this was just 5. Smooth mouthfeel. Hints of brandy and sweetness in the finish which come out more as it warms.
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with orange edges, fruity sweet aroma. Chocolate covered fruit dominated the flavor. The finish was very crisp and had a spiciness that left a striking tingle on the back of my throat. Scottish Ale? I got a lot more barleywine than Scottish Ale out of this one.....great beer, just not true to the style IMO.