SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red appearance intrigued me and taste kept me. But the aftertaste hurt my feelings.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I donít know what this is. It starts out alright, and then gets real bad, real fast. The look about it is nice, but once itís in my mouth, itís over. Tastes like tree bark.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This started ok, but then got bad fast. The finish/ aftertaste was horrible, like burnt plastic or something. I honestly canít believe itís rating is so high.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Very sweet, roasted taste. Red/brown color with a small head. The alcohol taste crept in at the end.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours smooth and clean. Red/brown in color, with slightly fizzy head. With the first taste you will know you have a scottish ale. Your mouth is literally under attack with flavors. Strong fall fruits, a welcomed bitterness and leaving with a slight sour taste. A solid ale.
aracauna (2923) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a color half ruby, half brown. Big bubbled head is fizzy and quickly dissipates to nothing. Taste starts off with raisins/apple peel with bitter hops joining in later on. The middle is caramel-like malt. Leaves bitter and slightly sour aftertaste but not for too long.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red with rising bubbles and a nice forthy head. The aroma suggests smoke, toffie, and vines. The flavor includes a nice smoke component (and I generally donít like smoke flavors). It has a fairly thick feel and dry finish.
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good stand alone drink. A hearty ale, typical of scotch ales. The experience is nothing but enjoyable. A rich flavorful brew and an excellent gift too, for itís creative packaging.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid malty brew in the Scottish style. Nice reddish tint and smooth on the tongue. Will drink more.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A manly, muscular beer, as befits its marketing image. Quite impressive.