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, donít have this with the sampler, because the rest put it up to shame
piscator34 (1844) - 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. Iím 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 (1745) - 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 (920) - Waconia, 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.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola colored pour witrh a thick mocha colored head an thick lacing. Candy sweet toffee aroma, delicious. Flavor has elements of dates, chocolate and toffe. Mouthfeel is just a tad thin though. Overall though, a pleasant diversion.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Nearly opaque, extremely dark brownish-red, like dried blood; lasting bit of cream on top. Nose a bit weak; deliciously sweet at first, some middle herbal-bready (tarragon-rye) notes, rather simple overall and sticky near the finish. Just OK.