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.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/22/03: bottle. good amount of head, which is light tan in color. body is a beautiful red- burnt orange color. head diminishes to a medium size, with a good amount of lacing. aroma is full of yeast with hints of fruit. good mix of malt and yeast in the taste, with hints of fruit. there was a high amount of an iron- metallic aftertaste which honestly almost ruins this beer. i hope that this was just a bad batch- and if so, i’d possibly like to try this one again to find out if indeed the batch was bad, or if this is just a poor quality beer.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber body with a thin tan head. Some lacing.
Smells like brown sugar and alcohol.
Fruity, yeasty and metallic tasting. A slight hint of the dreaded DMS. Medium bodied.
Smooth on the tongue.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma...malty, sugary, and a hint of clove (I think that's just the Belgian yeast). The flavor was not like other Scotch ales I've had...more like a Belgian ale (go figure). Fruity flavor, sugary with just a hint of alcohol in the finish.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013
2013-07-09, 33cl bottle, bb 11/10/14, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Dark brown color. A quite good Strong Belgian Ale, with malt and caramel, quite sweet, some darker caramel to account for the Scotch denomination, low bitterness; it lacks some character.
2003-01-15, corked 75cl, bottled 06-2000, 2 1/2 ys old, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Beautiful hazy amber color, creamy head. Strong aroma of malt, caramel, some cork. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness, age character, but it has aged less well than the Cervoise de l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes (tasted in parallel); a lot of malt; not too much hop.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
God i could drink this all day.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm...is it just me or should Belgians just stick to brewing Belgian beer? With the notable exceptions of the two ’Chouffe’ beers, I"ve been unimpressed with Belgian Pilsner and Scotch Ale. This is no exception. I"ll spare the nuances and just describe this as an overcarbonated semi-Scottish ale that appears to have been brewed with candy sugar and belgian ale yeast. That should give you a pretty good image.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty and a little fruity. Full-bodied Scotch Ale. Malts are bold, but a little too sweet. Very fruity tasting. Flavors are molasses, chocolate, cherries, peat and smoke. Very smooth taste. Nice beer, its just a touch too sweet, but there is a slight bitterness at the finish to balance it out. It hides the 8% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sets up in a glass real purdy-like, with caramel-copper colors and a pitted beige head like half an english muffin. very sticky fruit aromas: splayed and oozing papayas and plums, with rhine wine, marischino cherry and even a deli-slice of corned beef or some such fleshy and lightly smoked side-dish. cola syrup, dark candy malt sugars run amok over the tongue: the effervesence is effectively flat, and the hops are measurable only in parts per million. worse, there is a soapy note which mingles unsuccessfully --like a werewolf at a daycare center-- amid those unrepentant pickled pumpkin and grenadine hazelnut nectars. might be decent as a sauce for ice cream desserts, but only a creative curiosity as a beer.