WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby port color with a very thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with an aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood. Taste is creamy and full, with an initial flavor of warming alcohol, dark fruit, and caramel giving way to a long finish of roasted malt and chocolate. A delicious brew thatís both complex yet well balanced.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color, a bit of spice, some sour notes. Dry. OK, though not the jacobite
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just didnít go for this one. Out of the bottle I got a murky brown, headless concoction - not flat or stale, though. Strong earthy chocolate-coffee aroma. Flavor continued the coffee-chocolate direction, also woody w. dried fruit and herbal elements. The strong bitter finish just didnít wash...it came on like a dessert beer and finished dirty and bitter. Not a favorite, will try again.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A damn fine beer. I expected a bit more. But it was nice. Iíll probably only be able to drink this on special occasions due to the price. Anywho... a great Scottish ale. Strong. Malty. Smooth.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark woody brown, with a slight haze, and red notes when held to the light. Aroma is very roasty, but with some fruity/estery notes, and hints of pepper. Flavor is roasty, with licorice character, and some dark fruits (figs and raisins). The dark malts dry it out quite a bit, but not unpleasantly so. Aftertaste is more licorice, and dark malts, expressing as coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and very smooth. A nice beer, but I remember it being much more floral and complex.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a transparent mahogany brown with a beige head and smooth slippery lace. Head retention is low. Aroma is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits with an earthy/roasty, yet astringent background. Taste is of malt, molasses and caramel with an astringent hop finish. Palate is light to medium bodied with a smooth start and a tart biting roasty finish.
Notes: Lighter bodied than I expected. Smoothes and mellows as it warms.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An exciting English Strong Ale with not so exciting alcohol content. Bolster the alcohol and the flavor and palate experiences would have been greatly improved. Aroma of hops, yeast, malt, fruit. Flavor was very unique with hints of maple, malt, and rye. Very well balanced. The flavors seeped through my mouth but did not reach the back of my tongue or throat; leaving me taking bigger drinks trying to extract a fuller experience. Overall, however, a very nice Ale. The price, however, was $7.50 for a 11.2 ounce bottle, which puts the cost to enjoyment ratio way out of wack. It was nice to try this unique English Strong Ale, but for the money, I would try something else.
Cristobal37 (194) - 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.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aromas are intoxicating... molasses, toffee- sweet malts and some alcohol... pours dark with good head and lacing. the taste is a little lighter than expected. thereís some savoury characters that linger nicely on the palate, as well as the sweet malt notes. not hugely complex but a lovely ale.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has a unique character. Lacing is beautiful. Flavor is full and complex, malty, toasty, toffee. A little bitterness for balance. A nice one.