mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This almost-black beer has ruby glints and a nice, medium head. The nose is of coffee, burnt grains, raisin and light alcohol. The palate is richly malty and accentuated by caramely and chocolatey nuances. As the palate moves toward the finish there is a moment of winey-like fruit which results in a very port-like beer. The finish is long and nutty.
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 17, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ruby Color, medium head.
Aroma: Complex, oak, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits.
Palate: Malt, caramel, oak, liquoricey, roast, bitter. Complex too.
Very good beer!!!!
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nearly opaque brown- shines a deep red when held up to the light. Pretty neat looking. Aroma is very smoky, a bit sweet, nutty, malty, bakers chocolate, toffee... very complex! Wow, flavor is deeply smoked, burnt steak, full bodied maltiness, some more chocolate, fairly sweet toward the finish. Ends dry and begging for more! Mouthfeel is quite creamy, smooth. Very enjoyable! Best scotch ale Iíve had yet.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Pours almost opaque with a smallish head that quickly dissipates to a thin bubbly film that lingers around the perimeter of the glass. Nose of malt and subtle dates with very little (none that I was able to detect) hop presence. Strong roasted malt flavor with hints of alcohol. There is a bitterness as well as more dark fruit taste in the finish. A complex brew. Liked it better than the Jacobite Ale.
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fermenting in uncoated wooden vats imparts a touch of a oaky flavor to this unique ale.
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like Sam Adams Triple Bock, but tastes much better. VERY smooth.
iNBe (100) - USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this in the bottle. Pours brown. Iíd say that it was unremarkable, but I would drink it again.
dado93 (99) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 One very good beer, one of my first english ale ever drink (Jacobite ale), dark colour with tan head, charachteristic aroma, bitter and dry taste, with good coffee and dark chocolate notes in the long final, very soft carbonation. I like this beer style!
bennylava (99) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours amber/brown with thin white head. Rich malty taste with some smokiness and alcohol notes. Finish with a bit of dryness, and very little bitterness.
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Red-brown colour with a small almost beige or white head. Roasted malt aroma and also some alcohol sticks out to the nose. The flavor is freshly thick, well balanced and luckily not too much carbonated. It might get better after some storage.