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.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany color with a soft head and silky lacing. Fine malty aroma with cherries, dried fruit and touch of sherry. Malty and fairly sweet, toasty caramel with chocolate and a little butterscotch in the flavor. Medium to full bodied, very smooth and seemed a little oily on the tongue. Lightly bitter and warm in the finish. Really good.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is a cloudy, dark amber/brown. Moderate off white head with some very nice lacing. Earthy, dry aroma with roasted grains and a faint hint of dark chocolate. Dry, and hoppy flavor with some smoke. I expected a little bit of a stronger flavor. Finish is clean and creamy with a slight bitterness. A good scotch ale but their are better.
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark reddish brown in color with a strong aroma of chocolate, raisins and alcohol. The taste mimicked the smell. This had way too much alcohol flavor for a 7.2% ABV beer. It was out of proportion with the other flavors. At $4 + per 11.2 ounce bottle, I don’t think I’ll ever try this again.
Braastad (458) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost opaque.
Aroma has nut, caramel, malt.
Flavor is little roasted, malty.
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown with a frothy average head. Aromas of caramel, liquorice, sherry, alcohol. Sweet, with a tart and bitter touch, and an alcoholic finish. Soft carbonation and watery to oily mouthfeel. A bit cloying.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy red colour with a weak, off white head. Aroma has a fruity and wine-like base coupled with some alcohol and a little caramel-ish malts. Some plums as well. The whole deal is finished off nicely by fresh hops. Taste is very sweet with berries and wine, coupled with the sweet malt. A little fresh mint and spices can are traceable as well. Also a tiny bit of smoke and faint roast, providing a modest bitterness. Some faint, dry hops in the finish as well. Low carbonation, medium-big body, medium-long duration.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Tostatura leggera leggera. Si sente un pò di prugna e di caramello. L’alcol è presente eccome. Risulta essere anche un pò vinosa. Bevetela!
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It draws you in and makes you feel like burrowing in amongst the wonders of a woodland. A beer of its place - bier de terroire. Earthy bog swamp and blackberry aromas, breaking into a treacley burnt sugar aspects with complicated mushroom and liquorice vanilla complexity. Very thought provoking. Is this an ale or a stout? How do they make this taste this way?
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great Scottish beer. Light in color and light in taste. This is a smooth look and night finish.