Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a malt lover's beer - smokey, dark, sweet; yeah, like peat; thin(why?). The thing I liked best was that despite the big malt flaovrs, the finish was quick and dry - it would've been easy to let those malts linger too long.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear, deep mahogany ale with a light brown head. Poor retention. Decent lacing.
The nose is of beef broth, smoke and port with a hint of bacon grease. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Astringent, bone-dry finish.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish-brown color. Tan head that quickly faded. Complex malt aroma. Pleasant flavor that made it very drinkable.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best before 5/20/04 bottle.Tastes like their snowcap ale.No discernable scottish ale qualities that I could detect.Just some kind of artificial flavor that was in the snow cap ale(maybe in the rest of their beers too.Sellouts.I heard this used to be good.Nice color/decent head blah
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahongany color, no head. Sweet aroma. Taste is bubblegummy and sweet, with a mildly tart finish. Really not bad for a Scottish Ale, and certainly a better offering from a brewer that usually doesn't have much going on.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown color, thin creamy head. Very complex malty flavor with a touch of hopps. Full bodied, good carbonation.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This average on this is way too low. Dark brown in colour with a thin frothy head with excellent lacing on the glass. The nose is heavy with a very malty and caramelish feel. The taste is sweet with very present roasted malts. The body is full and very filling.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came in the short-neck brown 12 oz bottle, with the usual Pyramid label framed in red tartan
Pours a nice dark amber/red into the glass, atop the beer sits a nice sized creamy head, which dissapates to leave a good laceing down the glass..very attractive beer.
The aroma is a little subdued, but I can make out the roasted barley malt, sweet and chocolaty.
A nice dark unsweetened chocolate malt flavour. Also a dry peaty taste is discernable..very good!
Later in the gulp a smoky aftertatse makes its appearance.. I like this beer.
Feels very smooth on the tongue nice finish to this beer.
I liked this beer, its pretty drinkable a nice spring seasonal from Pyramid.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When poured, this beer had a small sized tan head with fine-small sized bubbles that fully dissipated.The body was hazy with carbonation observed and a reddish-brown hue.The nose was that of malt and caramel and the flavor was malty and a hint of caramel.The mouthfeel was slightly tingly/bubbly and medium bodied.The lacing was very sparse.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated hazy dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma is nice with notes caramel malt and roasted nuts. THe mouthfeel is different with an initial bubble feeling then smooothing in the finish. There is something a bit off in the flavor of this ale. I am not sure how to describe it. There is mild caramel, malt spiceyness and something either more acidic or at best unnatural about it.