astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber. Long creamy head. Aroma: Caramel, barley. Flavor: Caramel malt, roasted barley, fruits. Sweet finish.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and brackish with minimal head. A persimmon bread and grapes aroma. The flavor is one-dimensional, but on multiple levels and has a veg-herb touch. Twigs and berrys galore. A light sweetness. Very good and quite charming. Taxonomically, it must be variety or subspecies of an English Strong Ale, as it is quite unique to be lumped into such a sinful catagory.
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fermented fruit with caramel, whiskey, and alcohol on nose. Taste is similar with oak cask and vanilla notes and a touch of cola. No hop presence except for bittering hops at the finish, which is woody and slightly tart(?) and leaves a dry feeling on the tongue and a bad breath aftertaste.
nordic (337) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown color. Aroma of caramel, alcohol hints. Taste: warming, berries, light caramel, wine, rich & complex. Good beer.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Interesting and rich, an excellent example of Scottish ale. Makes me wish I had a thistle. Kind of the doublebock of the ale world. Nice drying finish, good balance of malt and hops. Great body and perfect carbonation.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice dark pour with an aroma of malt and spice. A lot of malt in this. Quite a nice taste but very thin, watery finish. Your typical Scottish ale but still a very good beer.
Pringao_Toribi (326) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong and thick, but surprisingly drinkable for it’s greasiness, from flavour to aftertaste goes from roasted to licorice, and a pack-a-punch and fizzy aroma
ChtiBreizh (324) - 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.
MrGGen (323) - ITALY - APR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 Un ale di colore marrone scuro,con schiuma biancastra che aderisce lievemente al bicchiere.Aroma dolce di malto e caramello.Il sapore è di malto,liquirizia e un pò affumicato.Per una birra così l’alcool si percepisce appena.Discreta,e comunque la meno interessante,se vogliamo definirla così,tra le birra di Traquair
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium brown with a thick white head, looks nice. Subtle aroma of vanilla, malt and cookie dough. Taste is a malty, more flavorful version Newcastle. We felt we could serve this at a party and people would drink a lot of it. Very approachable but not as good as their Jacobite ale.