obxdude10 (2252) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep brown in color, off-white head, but very little head & no retention or lacing, nose was sweet & malty, flavors were roasted malt & a hint of dark chocolate, finished very sweet, smooth & very drinkable, very good scottish ale
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark brown, off-white head
Flavor: smokey, roasted malts, hops and chocolate. also some black coffee flavors
Palate: very smooth and rich. slight creaminess but also slightly dry from the amount of hops. Dry hoppy finish.
Couldn't get everything from this beer--too cold and tongue was too far gone from the others I had tasted previously.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A stunning, clear deep amber with a medium diminishing beige head. Nice aroma of roast, chocolate, malted milk, pine and grapefruit. Medium slightly creamy body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of roast, chocolate, malted milk balls, hazelnut, plum, and wood. Very good.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma mainly malt; deep red/brown with large creme-colored head, diminishing to a smaller head that lasts. Nutty & malty flavors, toffee, little hop presence as per style. Fairly sweet but not cloyingly so. Smooth & delicious -- a good offering from FFF.
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Bottle Sample
Pours with a thin light brown head. The beer itself is a deep amber-red color, and is pretty clear. Aromas of dark fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol waft from my glass. The taste is sweet, malty and fruity as well. Some of the fruit seems to be hop derived, though the hops are fairly subtle here. There is a hint of roast malt in the finish, which adds a nice stylistic touch. This is quite a malty brew, with notes of caramelized malt, cherries, and raisins. This is most definitely a good straight forward example of a Scottish ale.
Sampled draft at the Brewery
Another great interpretation of a traditional beer done by 3-Floyds. Of course you can't expect 3-Floyds to leave well enough alone do you. This beer is full bodied, malty, quite flavorful, with a bit of hop flavor. Ah this is quite good. Much more hop flavor than is typical, but quite subtle considering the overall malt character. The malt character is center stage but it has a nice American kiss of hops.
jzzbassman (1578) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, big malt, and very drinkable. As per style, not much in the way of bitterness, but not too sweet or sticky either.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Malty aroma, thick and rich mouth with a toasty, nutty, slightly sweet flavor. A slightly smoky, wonderful finish. A very smooth beer.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red/brown color. Aroma from toffee, flavor brings cherry and toffe. Rather sweet.
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small head and light red color. Peaches in the aroma and flavor. Very thin mouthfeel. Lots of caramel candy flavor and a little bread. Finishes smooth with a little coffee.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheers to radiomgb for sharing this one. Ruby brown w/ creamy tan head. alcohol noticeable on nose along with malts and caramel. Much thinner than expected and lighter too. Easy drinking without a trace of bitterness - like liquid butterscotch - including the fact that it is perhaps too smooth and sweet. Enjoyable but not what I was expecting in a Scottish ale - although perhaps it's the scottish versus scotch question.....