Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting: A Belgian Scotch ale. Who'da thunk?
Pours a ruddy brown with a decent head and a really nice lace down the glass.
Smells mostly of malt. Actually, that's all I smell.
Taste is, well, about the same with some apricots thrown in there. Just a little bit of hops to offset the sweetness. Hmm, not overy-dementional here. Drinkability is quite good as I really want to try the others from this brewery as well as have a few more of these.
Mouthfeel is full and has a great mineral sensation.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark amber to brown colour with a light tan head. The head was nice and full, lasted well and left great lacing. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of raisin. Malty, chalky, creamy texture, sweet but not too sweet,thankfully, and a medium body. My first scotch ale that I have actually liked. Cheers!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head.Aroma is of malt,sublte smoke character,caramel,fruit,bread and alcohol.Flavor follows aroma with a slight acidic character as well.One of the most interesting Scotch ales I've ever had.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sometimes i get the feeling that the Belgians do Scotch ales better than the Scots, and this beer pretty much proves my point. Has that rich , lightly peaty caramel/toffee sweetness of a statndard Scottish Ale, but combine it with Belgian yeastyness and it seems to work really well and is definitley more interesting, a little more spicy than your regular scotch ale aswell, nice drop.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark orange with a rocky off-white head. Deep rich caramel aroma with dark fruits and bready yeast tones. Ends slightly sweet with some sour and acidic tones that really didn't do it for me. Did they really want the beer to taste this way? Crazy Belgians.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy brown with a nice thick head. Rich aroma-winey and malty. Sweet at first with a bit of a salty-sour flavor, but soon mellows into a smooth, short buttery malt finish. It's a beer that hides the alcohol well and turns out to be very satisfying.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
well carbonated, ruby/copper body. Big, loose, light brown head. alcohol, scotch, dry salty, kind of winey. feels good! peaty, salty. alcohol noted throughout. dries out well following smooth, full mouth. fairly metallic though
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Brown with a slightly cloudiness to it. Sweet malty aroma that correlates pretty much to the flavour. Looks like a Belgian double. Easy drinking, middle of the road beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice malty aroma, dark red with a big head, weak body, metallic, sweet peaty malt presence, some mossy flavors and a slight alcohol presence
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red. Aroma is smooth winter fruits. Flavours are sultanas, caramel, and grain. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate. OK.