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. I’d say that it was unremarkable, but I would drink it again.
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.
subcell (95) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is unique to me. It is earthy and complex. It is well balanced and very pleasing to the palate.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a deep dark brown color with a light brown half finger of head. Very similar flavor to the Jacobite, but not as good, in my opinion. The flavors are more subdued than the Jacobite, but very similar. Bitter smooth finish, medium body. Average lacing.
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Overall, I am very impressed. I am always skeptical when reading "Older brewery in oldest house..." et cetera. It always seems like a ply to pawn off cheap beer on to unsuspecting individuals. This, however, is not the case here! A deep, vibrant, brown ale with a quickly diminishing head. Very dry flavour with a bitter hop finish, with hints of nutty malts. Excellent.
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great taste: fruity and malty but left a slight bitter aftertaste. Good for a Scottish ale. Prefer Dutch ales but this was good.
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but not as good as previous times I've had it. I prefer their jacobite over this.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Upon first taste it was bitter but smooth, smell of cherry was my first thought. Nice head upon pour, but deminished quickly. For the style of beer it was pretty good.
gorkogrlo (87) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33. Medium head, with lacing. Black-red colour. Aroma: chocolate, bread, wood, some dark fruits. Flavour: mostly coffe with choclate, plums, not so bitter. Overall: good beer.