Cristobal37 (170) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very earthy beer. A bit spicy. Nutty malts almost woody as if from a cask. Although I simply picked it up at BevMo. Poured transparent brown. Recommended. She is different.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love scotish ale,this one made me almost cream my pants with joy,best scot ale next to old jock.harsh at first but going down repays all the harshness.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb. Malty. Do not serve too cold; the best swallow was the last when it had warmed up a bit. A great ale to enjoy after a hard day of fighting Englishmen.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours dark chocolate with very small off white head, really almost none at all. I get chocolate, coffee, slightly bread malt. Very smooth and sweet, no bitterness at all. I like it, a very pleasant surprise.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
While pouring it is a milky brown, with a strange greenish almost iridescent hint only seen while pouring [weird]. Get a strong whiff of nice Scottish malt. medium dark cream colored head that stays very thin but present through the enjoying glass. A strong lace that only appears while tipping the glass. A woody nutty aftertaste that’s very pleasant. Good mouth feel. Nice wee heavy.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to gonzobeer. Dark brown color, thin beige head with red reflection. Smoked malt, alcohol and something like wood (pleasent) aroma. Very creamy mouthfell with taste of malt, scotch, smoke with robust taste. Very nice.
Bière de couleur brune foncé avec des reflets rouge et un mince collet beige. Odeur de malt fumé, alcool et quelque chose comme le bois (acajou) qui n’est pas déplaisant. En bouche, elle est vraiment crèmeuse, moelleuse avec un goût de malt, scotch, fumé et elle est également corsé. Très bien réussis.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a murky brown with a tan head. aroma is a little hoppy but mostly fruity. flavor is very malty with a woody flavor from the oak cask fermenting. has kind of a sweet apple taste to it. very interesting and good.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting. Woody aroma. Deep brown color. Little head that was gone almost immediately. Initial flavor was sweet but then it started to focus into more of a bar-b-que flavor. medium to light body. Short finish.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An oaky beer, but balnced by nutty maltiness. The finish is acidic and makes you want to keep drinking more. A great beer. Scotland will continue to be a place to watch as their beers are finally showing up more and more here in the sates.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all time favorite beers. I had the fortuante pleasure of staying at Traquair a couple years back and met with the brewer. Amazing! My homebrewery in my basement is about as big. Truly an awesome beer experience seeing the 200 year old oak beer fermentaion vessels!