FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this one out of a bottle. Nice colored head, brownish and creamy, which left some lace. The color of the beer itself is a nice robust dark brown. Almost no aroma whatsoever from this bottle. The taste has a bit of caramel and some chocolate, and a bit of smokiness. You can really taste the malt and it’s also a little more on the bitter side than most Scottish Ales I’ve had, which is good. Goes down and puts a warmth in your belly. I still like Skullsplitter a little more, but Three Floyds is really doing Indiana proud.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut brown w/ mahogany hue. Tight, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel w/ hints of coffee & smoke. Full, oily body. Lightly roasty chocolate, toffee, caramel & molasses flavour w/ some earthy, spicy hops & a long bitter finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and coffee in the aroma, ruby, small toffee head. Tastes like a melted tootsie roll, some orange hints also. Delightfully rich and bitter. Terrific!
Thank You joey_capps.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark brown with red highlights, thin white head, sweet barley malt aroma that’s slightly coffee-ish, flavor is alcoholic with strong accents of chocolate, thin palate which leads to a dry finish thats a little on the thin side, but the label is pretty tight, Bobby Bruce can rage but he’s a little over rated in my book.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) A nice dark brown color that revealed red when help up to light. I thought the taste was very good, though there seemed to be a slight gritty feel until the head had dissipated. The slightly bitter finish made me want to drink again to get back to the nice flavor. Not recommended on an empty stomach, as I wanted another pint but had to decline.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a very carbonated deep amber/red, sightly hazy. nose is malty, underpinned by a mellow roartiness. flavor is very smooth, dominated by malt notes and a mellow chocolaty-ness. palate is excellent, with none of the stickiness that so often accompanies malty beers. a pleasure to drink-lush w/out being overbearing.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great malty aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, and hints of coffee. Brown with red-orange tints, thin beige head. Interesting blend of chocolate and caramel malt with fruity hop flavors, bit of a roasty finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Great aroma on this beer, a little too much hop flavor, though. I like my Scotch ales to be all malt with little to no hop character.
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with an off-white somewhat thin head. Malty aroma with a light whiskey aroma swirling around and a little alcohol detected too. A sweet, sharp malty flavor with a faint whiskey aftertaste and some chocolate. The sweetness here is prevelant. Overall palatable but uneventful. Just OK., but worth trying.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy grey/orange colour. Aroma is vague, a little chocolate maybe. Flavour is fruity and sugary. Maybe a bit flat but aren’t all Scotch Ales? Pretty good.
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light grapes and wood aroma.
Brown color, low carbonation, low head.
Brown sugar flavors.
Light body, somewhat flatish.
Maybe the sample was too small, but I found it to be kind of boring.