delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
having tried the jacobite version prior to tasting this one, i was not all that impressed. pretty much a ’dressed down’ version of the jacobite ale. fruity, vinious aroma, lovely ruby brown color, but the FLAVOR just wasn’t there.
RD400F (157) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Borrle into Chimay glass...
Aroma: Faint liquorice breadyness, fruitcake, toasty malts, alcohol, dried apricots and a sour funky note. Not a very aromatic beer but there’s lots going on.
Appearance: Transparent red color with minimal head on pour. BOOOOO
Taste: It’s quite watery and lacks depth. Slight cough syrup, roasted malts and a yeasty finish.
Palate: Disjointed and boring. A little light in body for a darker beer I think and there’s no carbonation. Flavours seem transparent and passive minus the funky yeast finish.
Overall: Disappointed, the Jacobite is better. This isn’t horrible by any means...but not my style.
minihame2 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black colour. Minimal white head that fades away quickly. Great aroma, spice and malt. Nice mouthfeel, soft with very little carbonation. Very refreshing taste with slight bitterness in the end. Very nice beer.
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
moderate-dark brown color, medium body, complex taste and aromas - nutty, caramel,smoky and rich fruit flavors
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!! A wonderful brew. Strong, a bit smokey. Definitely not a beer for the poor man.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange and almost smokey looking in the glass, with very little head. The nose was of smoked fruit & peat. No hint of alcohol burn and a very pleasant, yet mild hops aftertaste. I have found my favorite Scotch ale. Delicious.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark translucent amber with a beige head that quickly disappears. woodsy and malt aroma. Goes down smooth. Taste is of malt and I detect something else but everytime I think I will get the full taste the bitterness takes over. I really like this, but could have done with less bitterness.
Landmonger (153) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug, dark brown with reddish hints, the aroma is malt and a little oak, some smoky flavor with mild tang and some bitterness, the feel is thin and nice wamth at the end.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great drink. Warming, refreshing and the alcohol is well hidden. The aroma is breathtaking. I would recommend this to anyone.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky looking. Aroma of dried fruit, toffee and a little alcohol. Big mollases and treacle flavour, malt and more fruit too. Not much bitterness, sweetish, slightly woody. alcohol hidden well in the mouth.