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.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one had a deep copper color with a good thick head. It was full bodied and flavorful, yet well balanced. All in all, a good brew.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NABA BeerFest 03: yummy scottish, I usually don't like them. The other ones at the fest sucked compared to this sculpted brew. Nutty malt body with a smooth flavor, easy to drink but filling at the same time.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2003 My impression is the exact opposite of the Commercial Description. I thought it was very light bodied for a Scottish. It was nicely tart, and pleasently fruity. Finished a nicely smoky.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deeper copper color with an average head from the bottle. This beer is much better on tap at their brew house in Seattle, but that was a few years back, so I'll rate the bottle. Must be drank at 55-59 to let it open up. A little smokey roasted malt with good balace on the hops. Nice finish, not Pikes best, but an alright brew.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orange in color with a thin, white head and a thin, winey nose. Grainy malt flavor that tastes like it is supposed to be smokey but isn't. Sweet, alcoholic beer. I'm not a big Scottish Ale fan, but this just okay regardless.
Reid (1785) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed the taste of this beer very well..sweet yet smoky, maltiness is replaced by a nice balanced hop bitterness near the end..also can tase some nice dark coffee accents to the mouthful..good stuff..but not great.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick disapearing head, reddish amber coloring. Flowery malts in the aroma. Not much for the palate. Some hops in the finish, however it does not rest for very long after you swallow.