Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick sweet malty low carbonatated creamy scottish great for sipping. Now if that isn’t a great run-on of adjectives I don’t know what is.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer the Orkney Skullsplitter, personally. Decent flavor and very complex. A bit bitter. Strong and very malty.
bierkoning (11145) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought in 1985 and hidden in my cellar all those years. Alc % on the label: 6%. Overwhelming porto aroma. Carbonation has almost disappeared. Porto taste with blackcurrant, raisins and pure chocolate. A bit metallic and buttery aftertaste. A very special beer that has survived 17 years of storage under less than ideal circumstances well.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured beer with a medium creamy head. Fruity and woody aroma. Rather sweet, sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colour with disappearing head. The taste is very complex: it's malty, with light traces of caramel and wine flavour and it's a bit salty. Very particular, but not really my favourite beer.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical scottish ale, except this one is overpriced and not near as flavorful as it should be. Definetly tastes better as it warms. Very watered down and weak tasting.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s, Toronto. Poured a deep syrupy looking brown, very little head. Strong malt and whiskey flavours, very little carbonation. As it warmed, flavours and alcohol became more intense. Slightly bitter finish but again, this is overshadowed by the alcohol. I thought it tasted a little stale as well, like it was sitting in the bottle for a little too long (even though that shouldn’t have affected this sort of beer). Not bad, but maybe a little disappointing.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a small tan head. Light roasted raisin aroma and a sweet raisin light roasred dry bitter taste. Medium body and a sweet bitter dry finish.
MiP (14454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma, slightly roasted. Chestnut colour, small head. Flavour is malty, sharpish. Aftertaste is also a bit sharp.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - SEP 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nut brown w/ quickly dissipating head. malty aroma w/ a hint of caramel. creamy tasty, nice.