rickgordon (3846) - 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 (6406) - 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.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ah, another great beer from three floyds. this one, as the deScription says is definately "a true malt-lover’s delight." but it also has a satisfying slight hoppy finish to balance it out nicely.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 This one surprised me. Very pretty deep Bock-ish coloring. At first smell, like a Brown ale. First taste is the same. Once I get past the dark malts, the same hops that are used in the AK are used here, though to a lesser degree. This is how a dark malt based beer should taste. No weird grainy tastes, just the finer nuances of the malts, complemented with a luxurious hop complex. Simply wonderful.
madsberg (11166) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Light beige head. Malt, butterfatness, some sweetness and a light touch of hops in the aroma. Light caramel, bread, hops and some spices in the flavour. Medium bodied, but finishes a litlle weak. Some bitterness is present on the palate.
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep deep amber,thin head,not much in the nose except a little hops and sweetness. Not as sweet as it smelled. Decent mouthfeel but the taste was basically caramelly, a bit bitter and dryish with only a hint of malt. Ok but not impressed. I will give em a thumbs up for hiding the ABV but then again 7% is not that high.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with little head. I could smell the hops as well as the malt which isn’t normal for me. Has a roasted smell with a hint of chocolate. Very smooth with the initial malty taste dying fast. Taste is rather bland other than decent malts with a hint of chocolate and possibly raisin with a weak finish that doesn't hide the alcohol.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured the color of the bottle with some surprising level of carbonation. The aroma had the prune/raisin smell of a belgina bruin. The malt quantity was NOT as advertised, as the alcohol tore right through the flavor. There is a "roastiness" to this, that reminds of an old-style ale. There doesn’t appear to be any sweetness or biterness, yet the dark chocolate hints were there. Sir Robert did finish with a lively kick, but alas it might have been his last kick down my throat.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper/brown with a beige, foamy head. Aroma is malty, fruity, and a touch of citrus/hops. Medium bodied with a creamy smooth texture. Full, robust flavor, sweetness, maltiness. Excellent.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown with a slight off-white head. Aromas of grass, caramel, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is a little thin for the style and light-bodied??? a surpsrise considering most scotch ales seem to be at leat medium bodied , if not full.. Flavors of caramel, raisins and a slight prune flavor. A dissapointment from one of the better brewers in the world.