estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red body, off-white head, malty nose. Nice rich malty body with a hint of smoke toward the finish.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
having tried the jacobite version prior to tasting this one, i was not all that impressed. pretty much a ’dressed down’ version of the jacobite ale. fruity, vinious aroma, lovely ruby brown color, but the FLAVOR just wasn’t there.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this dark mohagony colored brew has a slightly sweet malty aroma with some fruity and spicy notes in the background. the flavor is malty with a hint of smokey nut flavor and hops. the beer is slightly dry with a bite of alcohol deep in the throat.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and spicy. Maybe even a little bit of a caramel characteristic. But at $5 for every 11.2oz, your going to have to take out a second mortgage just to get hammered.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent example of a Scottich ale. Malt aroma, in particular a hint of toasted malt. Smooth, very clean flavor dominated by malt, with a hint of smoke. Well-balanced bitterness.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty, sweet aroma, but more mild malty taste with a hint of caramel. Very complex, almost wine-like flavor. Nice carbonation, and dry finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Caramel aroma. Malty sweet flavor with hints of alcohol. Beautiful reddish-brown color. Dry finish with just the perfect amount of carbonation. Very refined, sophisticated beer.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, what a surprising disappointment- Very odd grayish red-black color. Head was thin but lively. Nose of sweet port/sherry. Wood, licorice, raisins, chocolate. Slightly disappointing palete. Incredible dryness sets in at the last 1/5 of the glass.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice chocolate color with malt aroma nice fruit and malt flavours with a nice warming finnish
The Etruscan (465) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown-ruby color. Weak beige head. Aroma is malty, fruity, with chocolate and tea notes.
Flavor is malty too with dried fruit tones, ending in a roasted and slightly smokey finish.