JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just ok. Not much else to say about it.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma was citrusy but too much alcohol for me. Poured a little cloudy and had a very thin head. The flavor was much too sweet and malty.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 I'm used to drinking McEwans Scotch Ale and was interested to see how this compares. It didn't. Nowhere near the maltiness and sweetness I was expecting. Beer hides 7.2% alcohol content extremely well. A very good beer, but not my favorite Scottish style ale.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 not my cup of tea-to malty for my liking, but appropriate for the style. I will stick to the alpha king and hopefully. Even the new munster brewed bottles dont really do it for me.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn good beer.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2004 I gave the Bruce another try and found that the balanced flavor is quite enjoyable. Unfortunately for the Bruce, it resides between Three Floyds Pride & Joy, and Bell's Two Hearted Ale at my favorite spot, so I often neglect this fine Scottish Style Ale.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
have had various results with this one. a couple bottles provided a nasty burnt funk on my toungue that I had also tasted in other scottish ales (just not so pronounced) Most of my run ins with this beer have been much happier; a nice balance, nice roasted malt flavor. will have it again. One other thing though - this does not relate to most other scottish ales that iíve tasted - would you really consider this scottish ale? Maybe itís just 3Floyds twisted take on the genre. (as hinted at in Robert the Bruceís portrait)
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I buy this beer on occasion because itís a bit different than what Iíve come to expect from Scottish Style Ales. A little hoppier than it should be, and less malty than it should be. Maybe not a true representative of the class, but so what, itís a nice beer.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep ruby. Nice caramelly/malty nose. This is a big beer. Its like a dopplebock...honestly reminds me of optimator with more hops. Anyone else get this? Huge complex malty profile, caramel and toffee notes throughout, awesome hoppiness to balance it out, thick mouthfeel but its not thick?? Awesome beer boys! The malts are a treat, go out, try it and enjoy.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt/hops well balanced. Hops aroma dominates though. Roasty, molassesy aftertaste, with dryness at the finish.
I would have liked a bit sweeter, bigger flavor. I doubt the alcohol percentage - of course, what do I know? Nothing special to my taste, but not bad at all.