CacheManyHose (175) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Craftissimo. Quite light and drinkable for a scotch ale. Malt, dried fruit, slight oak. Very smooth palate.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 THe best Scottish ale that I"ve ever had by a long shot, and certainly one of the best beers period. How bad do I wish this wasn"t $6 a bottle. Malt, Malt, Malt. Hides its alcohol content completely. I figured this was a 5% ABV. In my mind this is almost a perfect beer if you like sweet malty brews. No hints of smoke found in some Scottish Ales.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - Pours a dark reddish brown with a creamy fast disapating head... aroma is lots of malts with a hint of hoppiness..... Flavor is dark fruits and a slight bitterness... overall a great beer
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love scotish ale,this one made me almost cream my pants with joy,best scot ale next to old jock.harsh at first but going down repays all the harshness.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb. Malty. Do not serve too cold; the best swallow was the last when it had warmed up a bit. A great ale to enjoy after a hard day of fighting Englishmen.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours dark chocolate with very small off white head, really almost none at all. I get chocolate, coffee, slightly bread malt. Very smooth and sweet, no bitterness at all. I like it, a very pleasant surprise.
delacerveza (166) - 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.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
While pouring it is a milky brown, with a strange greenish almost iridescent hint only seen while pouring [weird]. Get a strong whiff of nice Scottish malt. medium dark cream colored head that stays very thin but present through the enjoying glass. A strong lace that only appears while tipping the glass. A woody nutty aftertaste that’s very pleasant. Good mouth feel. Nice wee heavy.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a murky brown with a tan head. aroma is a little hoppy but mostly fruity. flavor is very malty with a woody flavor from the oak cask fermenting. has kind of a sweet apple taste to it. very interesting and good.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to gonzobeer. Dark brown color, thin beige head with red reflection. Smoked malt, alcohol and something like wood (pleasent) aroma. Very creamy mouthfell with taste of malt, scotch, smoke with robust taste. Very nice.
Bière de couleur brune foncé avec des reflets rouge et un mince collet beige. Odeur de malt fumé, alcool et quelque chose comme le bois (acajou) qui n’est pas déplaisant. En bouche, elle est vraiment crèmeuse, moelleuse avec un goût de malt, scotch, fumé et elle est également corsé. Très bien réussis.