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 (4544) - 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).
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Pours a dark ruby red color. Head is huge with nice lacing sticking to the sides. Flavor is malty,leathery,toffee and smoke. A very woodsy and earthy brew. Kind of pricy at $8 a 4 pack but good enought to try at least once.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a dark ruby color with a huge frothy head that was slow to fade and left nice lacing.Nose is somewhat sweet and hints at the fruit notes in this one. Somemwat sweet up front. Finish is amazingly dry. Alcohol is almost non-exhistant in the flavor. Overall an excellent beer.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose on this one dominates with mild crystal malts. Tastes a little smokey, phenolic, a bit like cough-syrup; full bodied and slightly astringent, not much hop flavor. OK at best, but too funky tasting.