legion242 (2188) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color- burnt orange.
Head- mild rockiness, good retention.
Aroma- orangey, chocolately.
Warming nice; Full body. Definite alcohol falvor on the sides.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yup, I’ve only had two of their products, but 3 Floyds definitely challenges Bells and Great Lakes for best midwestern brewery. This one explodes with fruity maltiness but leaves a lingering floral bite. A transcendant Scottish to be sure.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyable stuff: a sort of sweet, malty flavor that’s balanced out well by the hops. Some smoky, chocolatey hints in there too.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For all intents and purposes I was dumbfounded by this beer. It has a rich amber color and a frothy head. A bit of a roasty taste and aroma, but nothing to compare to a true Scotish ale. In the end, I did enjoy it but must have it again to allevieate some of the confusion and decipher flavors.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It took me a long time to formulate a description and impression of this beer. Quite honestly, I was dumbfounded, as it seems to be a blend of two styles: double-bock and Scotch Ale. It has a dark, caramel color with little head, and strong caramel and purple grape juice aroma. Tastes much a like a bock, but with the familiar burnt/caramel taste characterisic of a scotch ale. Very smooth and complex, I wish I had spent more time enjoying this and less time evaluating it.
fraternie (819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 A fantastic Scottish Ale... very malty with a strong carmel flavor. Loved it. Re-rate, 4/30: Had this one on hand pull for the first time ever and was truly impressed. Malty, malty, malty with notes of both dark malt (caramel, chocolate) as well as light grape/raisin notes. Amazingly soft mouth feel. Mildly hoppy, not terribly smokey. Fantastic for the style!
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Strong caramel/malt flavor and aroma that are nicely balanced with hops. Well done.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - APR 11, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a mavel of of the Midwest. Unfortunate that once the Floyds moved from the old brewrie to the new they no longer produce the bottle fermented version that was THE most mavelous thing to ever come from these boys.