jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A murkey brown color with a nice creamy brown head. Butterscotch, banana, caramel, dates, and vanilla in the nose. All quite nice and well blended. It might be hard to distinguish this from a rum cake from the aroma. Sweet and creamy with a rich but not overly full body. The dark fruits, bread and spice fill out the finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now THAT'S a scotch ale. Sweetness and complexity partially hides the 8% abv. Light bitterness almost lost behind the tremendous malt character. What an aroma! Dangerously strong.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours a dark, murky brown color with a small, lingering off-white head. The beer leaves good lacings on the glass. The aroma is malty and spicy with a touch of yeast and smoke. Medium body with soft carbonation, the flavor is full of malts and smoke up front. The finish is malty with a touch of hops and smoke flavors. Very smooth and flavorful with some wonderful smoke hints, this makes a great scottish ale.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, corky aroma from the dark red brown liquid. A thin head rings the glass. Fruity, musty, apple hangs in the mouth. Later I tried a 750 ml that lent in coffee and toffee and maybe a bit of chocolate, hey, it’s dandy tastin’.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Strong malty aroma. The alcohol is noticeable but not disturbing. The taste is just malt. Rather neutral finish.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very deep and dark red color to this brew. Most impressive name, I could only imagine what it may taste like. I found it to have a very sour cherry flavor, with a hint of hops hiding underneath the pile of cherries. A powerful yeasty smell/borderline dough, with some of the cherry coming through. A very interesting and very cool beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a touch of amber. Smaller light tan head. Sweet earthy malt aroma. Sweet flaovor include: caramel, molasses, dark candi and maple syrup. Thins as it warms. Much like a sweet double with some earthy tones.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I knew this one was going to be funky just by the name. It poured a ruby red color with no head basically and just a nice white clingee foamy head. The aroma is just OVERFLOWING with doughiness, some hops, and maybe some of that 8 percent ABV coming through. The taste was very tarty, metally, and tasted almost leathery. Strange heavy carbonated appearance which made it super soda-like in quality with some hints of fruitiness. Citrus also skips from here to there. Very dry finish with wild carbonation. Im confused...someone guide me...
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty Converse hi-tops with a hint of licorice covered in rubber cement, this is a challenging smell. Stalagmites of tanned foam reach to the heavens in defiance, leaving
the lake, a plentiful pool of frothy frosting churning below. Inside is wonder, a butterscotch fondu of warmth and grain, fruit and fibre. Finally, leaving you in the distance, like the steady hum of a whisky train, clanking down the tracks, waving you away. Serious sillyness abounds.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a amber body - hue with an initial bitter flavor and a light body.