MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma that speaks of a scottish ale. Flavor is clean and dominated by malt. Alcohol is very prevalent in both the aroma and the taste. I had to check the label for alcohol content, I would have guessed higher than 7.2% Not sure what all the fuss is over this beer.... it tasted like a regular scottish to me.
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in pint glass. Pours medium dark like an opaque brown ale. Aroma is indistinct to my nose but inviting, a bit of breadiness. Taste is pretty good, not much on the front end, mild maltiness, a bit of bitterness and dryness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for 7%. It took most of the 12oz bottle for me to really start noticing the sweetness. I prefer the Jacobite but this is interesting.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
#175: Beautiful bunt oak color with a thin white head. Sweet and slightly pungent aroma, reminiscent of a lambic. Strong oaky taste that envelops your tongue with malty goodness and leaves behind a woody aftertaste.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color with a nice thick head. Malty aroma with a hint of licorice. Caramel flavor with a light malty finish. Sweet with a woody aftertaste.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma is a bit fruity (reminded me of pears) but first and foremost it is loads of spices with a good amount of buttery vanilla caramel and molasses. Flavour is sweet to begin with. Lots of flavours an very spicy. Also some tartness and a hint of peppary alcohol. The finish is bready, spicy and buttery with some bitterness that lingers on in the mouth. I tried this beer almost a year ago and loved it back then. I have to re-try this sometime in the future.
oliodnb (263) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, almost like cola, off white fine head. Nice aroma of malts, caramel, plums, raisins and some alcohol. Similar taste, good light bitter finish.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Malt! Yeah it’s sweet but not cloying. The sweetness seems to be balanced out by the alcohol’s dryness and a mild nutty flavor. Just a great beer in this style but at the money it cost it will remain a rare treat
holdan (259) - USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby with small head. Aroma thin with dark fruits, malt, chocolate. Taste Malty with dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate. Medium palate, carb aver. Finish bittersweet.
nramsburg (258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark amber pour, small head. Smells a bit like a chocolate covered cherry to me, yet there’s almost an overture of vanilla in there somewhere as well. Great mouth feel that’s much less overpowering than I expected -- so smooth and definitely helped by having a fairly low alcohol (I guessed initially that a beer like this might have been up in the 9 range). Nice finish. Strong overall .
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black ruby colour. Sweet fruity aroma. Rather dry taste of dark fruit and cookie dough. Nice, creamy finish.