DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep deep red color, basically black. Short-lived tan head. Sweet cream aroma with a hint of spiced rum. How to describe all this malt? Black licorice and milky caramel stand out the most to me. Finishes with a bitter anise flavor. Has an unsubstantially creamy mouthfeel. I like everything about this beer except for the aftertaste - the bitterness doesn't encourage me to take another sip.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Ah, Bob the Bruce. What a great beer. Light roast, deeply malty, but not overly sweet or cloying at all. Clear hop presence. I love this brew.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head, though what is there laces nicely. A full bodied, malty brew with a bit of hops, seems to fit the style very well and is quite enjoyable. If you're in a malty mood, go for it.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours nice amber brown with nice off white head that is retained. Lacing is obvious before any consumptin takes place. Aroma is almost all malt, with caramel and light smoke being present. Flavor is incredible. Mostly malty, however, one of the nicest uses of malt I have ever come across. Some hoppiness in the finish just seems to accentuate the malt flavor for me. Can't wait for another.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an interesting beer. It has the hoppyness of a scottish ale along with the taste of a stout. Those crazy brewmasters, what will they think of next?
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Scotish ale. Good toasted malt flavors, with a bit of toffee, caramel flavors in there. Still more of a fan of a good wee heavy, but I like the modest hop balance I don't get fro ma lot of Scotish ales. I will drink this again.
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper color with a small yellowish tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and some hops. Tastes of malt, chocolate and caramel. That description is dead on!
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A perfect fall ale. Deep mahogany color. Malty aroma with some syrup to accompany. Full malt flavor with a hint of hop and a nice alcohol-kick finish. Another great from 3 Floyds!
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine and scotch aroma, musty and nutty, full of vanilla and brown-ale type malt aroma.
Thick and creamy, turning to sweet vanilla and maple before a stinging scotch finish. Nice and roasty. Like a maple coffee creamer flavor with a bite.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with no head, an opaque brown body with reddish highlights. The flavor is malty sweet, with some smokiness. This is avery enjoyable beer.