MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark mahogony w/ an oatmeal looing tan head that laces well ane does some cascading. Smells of weak scotch a mild malt and a grassy hop w/ hints of lemon rind. Palate is sticky a lil well coated and smooth but a bit thin lightly carbonated. Flavor is a very light candied plum brown sugar a weak carmel and a tiny bourbon finish.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red body with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a very nice sweet flavor of toffe and chocolate chip cookies. Was that a light brandy at the end?
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red, wispy brown head. Slightly peaty with some malt, but thin. Vaguely smoky and earthy with a bit of bitterness.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby amber with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Palate is light honey/ cane sugar without too much stickiness. Baby hopped, but at the right level (willamette hops?) Not too strong on any taste stratus, with surprisingly high alcohol that is not detected even in the finish. Great session beer.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is pretty bad when I say I it needs more hops, Not really a remarcable beer, don’t have this with the sampler, because the rest put it up to shame
piscator34 (1964) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of malty and sweet aroma from this dark red ale. Lots of body with just a touch of bitterness. Mainly a malt flavor vehicle. I’m pretty sure I could taste some chocolate malts in there.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red amber. Smells of dark fruit, like black raspberries. Taste is extremely malty, very little bitterness. A good beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color, off-white creamy ring of head... dense. Sweet grainy taste. Chocolatey vinous andd sweet scotch taste.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish-red body. Oats, molasses, dark wheat in the aroma. Molasses cookie flavor and yeast in the flavor.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2008 Rather dark and somewhat lifeless looking. Aroma is of darker malt. The flavor had that Scotch Ale all malt profile, but the palate came off a bit watery. Overall, fair. Update 9/6/2008: On cask as "Scotch Ale", pint dark colored with cask descending micro bubbles and a malty aroma. Holy crap, this has improved in the past few years, pint was almosty ambiant temperature, sweet, malty, slightly roasty, and rich. Much improved, will have again.