mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really solid Scottish Ale. Starts off sweet and nutty and perfect but as the beer warms the malty sweetness becomes a bit excessive and by the end is just a little too sweet to make this as quaffable as it could be. Still, a very nice beer overall, just not one that I can drink too many of at a time.
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Why is this not rated higher? Could it be the lower scores are from lads and lassies who just cannaí stand up to a huge caber toss of taste?! Itís musky, itís fruity, itís sweet, bitter, tart, and tangy! And itís bitter and sweet and musky again and tart and tangy again! A real highland fling (and could cause you to reel, if youíre not careful of the alchohol content). If youíre looking for ímellowí ...this is not the idea Iím trying to convey here.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best damn Scottish Ale I believe I have ever laid my lips on. A tad sweet, smooth, excellent aftertaste. ;)
SeanHolland99 (5) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best damn american made scottish style ale. Super rich malty flavor. Sweet and smooth, I love this stuff!
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice easy drinking scotch ale. little bit on the sweet side (as is the style). relatively light hopping, not as carmalized or syrupy as other scottish ales. enjoyable if not all that special
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Bronz-like w/ a thin layer of bubbles..aroma of burnt sugar and granny smith apple skins..malty goodness in a half shell..
Big malts in the flavor ending in an apple-like sweetness..hops barely noticeable in this bottle save for a tad of a bitter end..Caremel apple goodness and a warming alcohol tingle
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that this is a bad beer, Its just that Iíd seen so many Three Floyds in the "best beer", I guess I was expecting more. Nice flavors, but a watery body. Seemed a bit weak.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy as always, and smooth. Lots of malty character and Goldings hops. Fairly robust as well. A very respectable scottish ale, but not the best.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Sweet carmel malt aroma, dark amber color, tan head. Flavor of caramel and chocolate malt with a little bitterness
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. 9%?? I donít believe it. Seems so light. Not to be drunk ice cold as mine was. Swallowed it up in about a minute. Very good.