Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 I just hate going into a beer with high expectations. 3F is one of my favorite breweries and I finally got hold of this stuff (thanks Gasspasser), and it tasted more like an Old Ale than a Scotch Ale. Yes itís malty and it has the 3F trademark hop taste but where is the peat? Bitís of chocolate make it nice and sweet and well balanced but seems to be lacking the damn peat.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap. A very rich and tasty brew. Lots of malt with chocolate flavors. Also has some hops that mix in well to make this a well balanced, full flavored beer.
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice thick taste, and a great finish. This is a smooth beer that holds to the writting on the bottle, malty grandness.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Looks great, smells great, big juicy, fruity, chocolatey, roasty, toasty malts balanced by assertive yet mild hops. This is great stuff!
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is that of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Oh man I love this brew. It tastes better the second time I sampled it than the first. 3 Floyds have out done themselves with this brew!!
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty nose, hazy deep amber, fomay head. Very warm, fruity malt body. Some caramel. Something very Old World about this - like a British ale (only thicker and good). Even got a little butterscotch coming through, but not too much. Dainty spiced end (pepper). Oily mouth feel and not thin at all.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown and ruby, very little head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate, whiskey barrels, tamari, very nice. Medium body, lots of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of smoke, earth. Very quick finish, some sweet stickiness, metallic. Alcohol well masked. More mellow than I expected, but good, especially for a style that is hit or miss for me.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper pour with a smidgeon of head. Big spots of lace here and there. Toffee and warm biscuits come out first. Traces of alcohol, hops and malts also in the nose. The flavors show the chocolate and roasted malts from the description. Small pepper as well. Bitter end to this one. Tangy palate.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze amber color with light head and some carbonation, moderate lacing for the comparable carbonation. The aroma is malty with some brown sugar sweetness and a very dry, hop note coming through. The flavor is very balanced between the sweet and the hops. The impact of the sweetness is very large but the hops ride it down the palate perfectly, never letting one or the other take center stage. The finish is dry and dusty too with some darker malt notes rounding it out. Very unique scottish, good. Thanks Falconseye!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall it was a pretty good beer. It was on my list of beers to buy this weekend but ended up finding it on tap at a local restaurant. Was a nice amber color, with a small white head. Taste was filled with malt, caramel and very light coffee. Not bad overall, probably wont pursue buying in bottle though anymore.