WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz glass shared with Dalekliz. Pours amber with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty with a bit, pretty good, not amazing.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap today 2/28/08 at PPSB. Pours a not too dark brownish/red with an off-white head. Smells faintly of caramelly malts. Tastes of sweet caramelly malts as well. Kind of watered down tasting to me. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Bronze at GABF 07... Really?
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a thin head. Light and sweet toffee malt with a touch of chocolate too. Flavor is more toffee, caramel, and chocolate. A touch of bitterness. Finishes with a lingering sweetness. Pretty nice.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ Port Solana.. Poured a deep rusty brown with a creamy, light tan head. Aroma was fairly sweet and malty, some light herbal hop presence as well. A great classic Scottish ale finish........smoooooth.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pizza Port. Reddish copper with a creamy white head. Sweet floral caramel aroma and taste with mild hops evident in the finish.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at PP, Solana Beach. Browish ale with no head. Malty sweet aroma. flavor is a lightly fruity sweet with lot of maltiness. I didn’t noticed any of the usaly scottish smoky/woodiness. hops were barely present.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Solena Beach. Malty aroma, noticeably creamy mouthfeel, good bitterness. Oak, chocolate, and nuts. No smoky notes.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Solana Beach (dang I miss San Diego). Brown in colour with absolutely no head. A bit malty and sweet. Notes of fruits, caramel and maybe a weak hint of oak.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on cask at Solana Beach pizza port. fluffy beige head, nice reddish brown color with highlights of an orange nuclear glow. the head is like a giant feather pillow. sweet, well-balanced flavor.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Cask at Solana Beach. Brown with barely even a bubble floating atop. Very malty aromas, Caramel, toffee. Some oaky flavor in there along with the same malts in the aroma. Hops were subtle, but present in the final moments of the aftertaste. Very smooth out of the cask. Pretty tasty