unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very reddish-brown colored brew, and an amazing head! Long-lived and off-white, it is still as tall as when I poured the glass! The aroma is sweet, clean, and malty! The taste is initially a bit bland to me but the malt takes over very quickly and it turns into a scotch-like finish, very pleasing! The alcohol content is deceptive, and it *feels* stronger than 7.2 percent! The finish is clean and a bit sticky, especially on the lips. This a complex brew, and I can imagine it tasting differently at different times. I’ll definitely try it again!
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into an english pint glass. Has a deep chestnut color and a plentiful creamy tan head that mostly diminished. Very little lacing. Aroma was complex: a little sweet, a little vinuous, and later gave way to scotch whisky. The taste was like a sweetened scotch whisky. It had a lengthy earthy finish thatI was I not fond of. Overall it seemed appropriate for the style, but it is not a style I usually really like.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a beautiful deep red brown body with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruits with some caramelly sweetness. This is definately a "liquid bread" tasting beer with notes of dark dried fruit. I also tasted a bitter yeastiness in the finish that took away from the overall effect. Very nice creamy palate. Reminiscent of some of the best Belgians, but not quite as good.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber pour but devoid of head. Sweet aroma but not overwhelmingly so. Flavor is good but not very deep. Well worth a try.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with fine tan head. Nose of caramel and toffee. Very vinous hops upon tasting, nice tart caramel quality makes for a new taste, and a pleasant one. Almost winelike in its palate, smooth, and filling. Im a big fan.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has most of the qualities that you’d want in a Scottish Ale. Nice dark brown color. Flavor is a good balance of malt and hops with more on the malt side.
KennethArd (229) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red / brown with nice white head. Roasted aromas. Light and very smooth with taste of mocca and chocolate.
HKdIPA (228) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Craftissimo. Very classic scotch ale. Sweet, malty, quite nutty. Not bad and not too heavy.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very dark red-brown, with tiny off-white head.
Typical barley-winesque sour aroma, plum, spices, red wine.
Fairly complex flavor of plum, cinnamon, liquorice, malty sweetness.
Very well balanced. Smooth palate.
Surprisingly mild, not as "heavy" as I’d expected.
Short, slightly bitter/sour finish.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mahogany with little off white head into a pint glass. Aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, cherries. Tastes of cherries, currents, vanilla, caramel malt, treacle, raisins. Low carbonation, silky mouthfeel, medium body. Good, not great.