Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More like a light peach lambic. Golde color with almost zero head. Bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I usually reserve the term"kilt lifter" for the slighly bigger Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy, but this is a good representative of the lighter Scottish Ale style. Malty, slightly sweet with a good solid mouthfeel and body ending in a beautiful finish. A nice brew.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a thick, concentrated, heavy, lucious tasty concoction with a beaut of a head, dreamy and brainy. Nose is sweet and like burnt earth (that's the peat, I guess) and lots of maltiness. Pretty tasty, I have had so much of this stuff (warning: headache beer) that I probably take it for granted. It really is what I might expect a Scottish to taste like from a PNW brewer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a cloudy amber color,small off white head that lasted for a decent amount of time.Slightly sweet malt aroma wit an almost bubblegum character or fruit side if you will,light hops a best.Malty taste sweet and juicyfruit tasting with a mild shot of hops,the taste manages to change at the back to a more bitter taste.The alcohol makes just a brief faint appearance.It's not a bad brew by any means but i would still rather have a J.P.Grays anyday over this brew,but it's a worthy brew to try.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown color, thin tan head, nice aroma, rich with scotch, malts and brown sugar, nice and sweet but not as strong a flavor as i would have liked, but the scotch taste does last pretty well through the finish, a scotch worth trying.
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great brew. Not much of a head, but a nice light lacing of foam on the glass. Aroma is light, but sweet. Flavor is slightly sweet at first, but transforms into a bitter finish. Palate is good and lets you know this is a serious beer. Worth the price at $8 bucks a sixer? You bet your ass. Another GREAT northwest micro.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber hue. Malty nose with a subtle hint of floral hops. Great malts, medium body, faint smoke, lightly stoney, with a very nice hopped up finish. A well balanced, easy-drinking brew, although I wasnt about to lift my kilt.
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The deep copper color and great head was even further enhanced by the complex blend of hops and malt that first hits your tongue and rolls down with a smooth smoky finish. A favorite for me!
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a true heavy scotch ale as the description states. Very light and very drinkable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is a toss up for me. I used to prefer McEwan's, but this one is really winning my favor. Full bodied with out being overpowering, balanced and hoppy, with a smooth creamy aftertaste, slightly smokey and complex in the finish, but his just leaves you wanting another pour.