Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red, offwhite head. Very malty indeed. Some peat, slight sweetness. Typical Scottish hop profile, i.e. not much.
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light ruby color. Full bodied with abudant maltiness. Earthy, smokey notes. Sweetness becomes apparent as it warms. Anyone that likes whiskey or scotch would enjoy this. Alcohol is hidden very well.
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, at the brewery. Of all the regular 3 Floyds beers, this is the one that's not insanely hopped. Rather, you have a nice roasty malt flavor, just a trace of smokiness. A big, <font size=+1>big </font> malt taste, but one that doesn't leave any aftertaste. In other words, smooth as pudding.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely wonderful on tap. Very smooth with a smidge of smokiness. A big seller on the north side of Indy.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 On tap at the brewery: Dark brown with a thin tan head. Malty, peaty aroma, full bodied, ends sweet. Long hearty aftertaste with a touch of smoke.
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a small off-white rocky head. Almost no lacing. Medium-bodied. Smoky, toffee, malty sweet, piney nose. Earthy yet crisp taste, good balance with just the right hint of smoke. Oily and soft mouthfeel. Dry finish. Recommended.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first experience with this style so it should be interesting. Cloudy, light-amber body with creamy head that doesn't stick around very long. Good carbonation. Smells of sweet malt and toasted honey with slight traces of acidity (think vitamin C pill smell). Thin to medium viscousity in the mouth. Complex flavor consisting of light hops, caramel, roasted chocolate, fruits AND all are wrapped in big-time MALT. Average length aftertaste is of sweet malt, subtle hops and yeast. Not my favorite style but certainly not below average.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, it is hoppy for a Scottish but since I like the bitters it's fine by me. Nice Ruby red color. Substantial beige head w/lacing. A Scottish you can drink year round.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth drinking. Carmely, malt aroma and flavor. Fairly tasty. As smoosh say, I'm also surprised not to be overwhelmed by hops coming from 3F.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Malty! Something I thought I'd never say about a 3F beer. Light brown with a small beige head. Not like any of their others I've had, but pretty nice!