Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and spicy. Maybe even a little bit of a caramel characteristic. But at $5 for every 11.2oz, your going to have to take out a second mortgage just to get hammered.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes like Oak barrels and smoked planks of wood. Deep rich red/black color. Malty textures with a hint of tannic acid.
muffel (130) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown-reddish color with a thin beige head that leaves lacing. Medium carbonation. Smells malty, nutty and when a bit warmer I also noticed notes of raisins and coffee. Aroma is very malty, chocolate and caramel. It has a very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, but a little less carbonation wouldíve been better. Still very easily drinkable and well balanced. It has a sweet, malty aftertaste with notes of dark fruits. Very good beer, I liked it a lot. Probably better than most other beers Iíve had from this style.
locarboy (129) - USA - NOV 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 33 cl. bottle poured dark amber color with smallish head. Carbonation is low. Malt aroma along with smell of fermented dark brown sugar. Very smooth and well balanced. Can smell the alcohol, but no overwhelming alcohol taste. I detect a bit of peat/iodine appropriate for the scots style. Very nice. Iíll have another.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour.Roasted malt smell with some hints of hoppy spice.Brownish red color with a decent beige head.Sweet taste with some roasted malt and grainy nuttiness alcohol wasnít overdone and easy to drink.Pretty good brew.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít know how good this bottle is, it seems to have set there for about a year. Pours a beautiful head that slowly dissapates leaving a little lacing behind. Color is bright and dark amber to brown. Smells very nutty and creamy, very nice. It has a very bready taste and aftertaste. Taste is a little creamy, nutty, and smooth. It has a coffee undertone and a slight hint of smoke. Itís also slightly sweet and malty. It has a smooth mouthfeel thatís a little watery.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 Bottled. Poured into a snifter. Appeared a deep cloudy garnet hued brown with a small head that quickly faded and left a thin ring of head around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma was of sherry and malt and figs/dates with some caramel sweetness and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is of sweet crystal malt and toffee and a bit of harsh charcoalish roasted malt and some peat comes through as well. Dried fruit definitely has a large role in the flavor of this beer: raison, fig, date and cherry. Some peppery spiciness too. Some hop bitterness is apparent though no hop flavor. Alcohol is hidden well but slightly apparent in the dry finish. The flavor profile is very complex in this beer, I would like to have it again to further anaylze. It would be great aged. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky smooth and adequately carbonated. Interesting beer.
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a chilled glass at the Red Coat Tavern on Woodward Ave. Chilled glass, thick air, and my slightly clogged nose may have diminished sampling of the aroma of this beer, it was nice (roasted malts, a little nutty). Flavour seemed low on hops, high on malty goodness (carmely, nutty, a bit of roasty, very well rounded and deep british ale flavour). Nothing fancy in the palate or anything. Just good, strong, dark brown ale!
dado93 (117) - 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!
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful color, with garnet highlights. Massive malt aroma and flavor. Worth every penny.