igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
color of generic tea. slight head at best. aroma is malty as hell and quite chocolatey. chocolate in the flavor as well with some hop bitterness in the finish (which surprised the hell out of me).
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had to give this one a high mark on the smell simply because I sniffed it for about 15 minutes, and still could not come up with a good description. The closest I can get is to say it smells like a rasin fruit rollup. Dark red color with a a white head that quickly diminished. Dried fruits and malts up front. Alcohol at the finish. Overall, really really good.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark ruby hue with a big, but short lived tan head.
Sweet malty nose with toffee tones, the alcohol is noticeable.
Sweet taste with bitter hop finish, clean considering how sweet it smells. A great find over here!
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/reddish colour. Vineous, iron-like aroma. Juniper berry background in the flavour with chocolate notes and quite vineous too with a slight smokey finish. Long aftertaste!
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a small head and nice lacing. Interesting malty aroma. Chocolate, caramel flavor that is lingering and pleasant. Much more subtle than the jacobite ale. Smooth, balanced, and excellent.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'm pretty sure I had a bottle way past its prime, but I'm going to rate it nonetheless... The Beer poured with virtually no carbonation. The flavor was almost like drinking a Tootsie Roll. Disgusting! I'm not too sure what was going on with it, so I'll give it another try sometime.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, muddy and murky brown, hints of red and a deep purple hue. Aroma consists of alcohol soaked raisins, almond and vanilla extract, and fruit filled roasted nuts dipped in creamy milk chocolate. Velvety mouth-feel with great tingling carbonation. Deeply roasted dark chocolate initially, sweet fresh strawberries, a hint of alcohol, and a thick maltiness, make up a wonderful mix of flavours. Finish has an interesting roasted chocolate hops flavour that lingers lightly on the tongue. Very nice.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of raisins, vanilla, and chocolate. Appearance is a darker brown with a ruby hue. Flavor has a slight alcohol presence. Earthy flavor consisting of raisins, vanilla, plums, with a sour overtone. Its seems to be a lighter version of the Jacobite. A very nice ale.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Scottish Ale. It was priced about the same as the Jacobite, but was not as good.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a rich Scottish ale with a dark brown color light white head. Is slightly spicy with a hint of oak and vanilla.