whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Medium brown body with a sandy head. Warm caramel nose, a touch of brown sugar, and fruit. Aroma suggests a candied apple. Malty flavor with an unexpected acid note that keeps this clean on the palate. Also has a roasty edge and a distinct hop presence. A solid Scotch Ale, but a little on the roasty side.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
super dark and rich dark malty, bubble-gum aromas. some smoke too. lots of malt with light bitterness, super-strong presence of toast and butter. quite good, but itís got sort of a ídustyí taste that detracts just a bit. enjoyable.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn, now this is what Iím talkiní about! Very rich, malty sweet aromas with carmel and toffee and a little bit of smoke. Great flavors. Silky smooth body and awesome malty goodness. Finishes soft and a little sweet. Damn good. Probably the best scotch ale Iíve had.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark brown with a fast disipating head. roasty coffee/malt aroma. primarily roast malt taste that has a nice hop side that comes out later in the taste. i just noticed this is 7%, it is very well hidden. this is an enjoyable brew, thanks for the bottles Bunkypop.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brown w/light off white head. Hop nose w/roasted notes and molasses. Heavey weight w/bitter sweet carmel finish. Carmel, pine, molasses, nuts, and cherry. Great beer.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown.Hoppy nose.Piney.When you sniif this you can almost sense that you are in a virgin stand of pine trees.Not standing with a virgin in pine trees!!! This is a good beer.No alcohol presence but the piney flavor here isnít so strong that you canít get some malts and yeast.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Quickly dissipating tan head. Interesting unique malt/spicy aroma. A little yeasty as well. Heavy, but pleasant malt taste - well balanced - the mouthfeel was surprisingly crisp for such a malt heavy beer. Nice hop kick at the end. I enjoy this style, and this example was one of the best Iíve had.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep, dark ruby red beer with a tiny off-white head. Aroma: Earthy, scotch, peat smoke, caramel, coffee. Flavor: Initiatlly dark roasted, earthy, malt hits the tongue. This is followed by bitter hops, unsweetened chocolate, earth, dirt, roasted malt. Interesting overall bitterness with what I can only describe as an almost overwhelming sweetness swept under the rug the entire time. I couldnít have asked for better carbonation and mouthfeel on this one. Very nice.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red beer with very little head. Aroma is slight but roasty. Beer seems lighter than expected in terms of mouthfeel. Good roast flavor not as much malt taste as expected. Good beer but, not one of the top scottish style aleís in my book
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red with very little, short lasting off-white head. Nose is malt and coffee. Taste is malt, a nice amount of hops, some coffee, some caramel... and a decent smooth finish. Not bad overall.