piscator34 (2182) - 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.
PorterPounder (6529) - 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 (4420) - 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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Coloring. Little head. Sweet. Malts. Caramel... Definitly worth sampling... might become your reason to come back...
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, dark, red color with minimal head. Aroma is slightly sweet, maybe some chocolate. Taste is much more of the same, along with some heavy malts and caramel. Very tasty!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant ruby. Sweet estery aroma, nuts sticky sweet malts. Malt is rich and carmelly sweet, luxurious. Good depth. Darn good stuff.