darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty caramel with raisins. Not a huge fan of this style but didnít mind it at all.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color, a bit of spice, some sour notes. Dry. OK, though not the jacobite
mjg74 (2457) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a dark ruby/brownish color. Aroma is of sangria and dark fruit, a little sweet. Flavor is dark fruits and roasted malts.. Bitter malty finish.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; Swwet fruit plum aroma and some noticable alcohol. Held to light nice mahagany body with thin dark tan head. Body texture was thin but enough sweet fruit flavor to cover the alcohol presence. Alcohol on the palate. Would like to have this on cask, thinking it would be better than from a bottle.
lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Iíve got to be honest - after the first sniff and sip of this beer I hated it. I even contemplated a drain pour, but Iím glad I didnít because this beerís aroma transformed remarkably so many times during the 30 minutes I sipped it.
Upon opening I was hit by bubblegum (just like the gob-stoppers I used to buy as a child) and a distinct metallic nose. The beer poured a red tea colour with fizzy sepia head that foamed and frothed itself out in under a minute. My first sip reminded me of busgrogg, a Swedish ídrinkí where you mix a cheap low strength beer with a dash of moonshine. The alcohol is very obvious, dominating the very thin palate and leaving a sensation like youíve just garggled with mouthwash.
What saved this beer from certain 2-point-something was the way the aroma evolved in the glass. From bubblegum it shifted to sweet porridge and oats, then caramel and finally delicious butterscotch. Iíve never experienced such a transformation before - which lifted this otherwise strange brew out from the very ordinary to the rather intriguing.
Landmonger (151) - 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.
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is brown with a nice white head. The taste is sweet malts with hints of chocolate and berries. Finishes strangely bitter/sour but not unpleasant.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dissapointing. My expectations were different, I think, and it destroyed this brew. Pours a lovely dark brown. Looks like earth sludge in my glass. Smells like a typical scotch ale. Heavy on the malt. Very heavy on the malt. What killed me though was the balance between the carbonation and the hops. I donít really like how beers from the UK always have a distinct carbonation and a distinct earthy hoppiness that makes me want to puke. I couldnít finish it. My first pour out.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish colour with small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spices. Fruity flavor with hints of berries.. Slightly thin palate.
thegreenrooster (3055) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of malts and peat moss. Flavor is malty as well with lots datea and chocolate with a touch of butter scotch. Tasty and rewarding. Probably not as overwhelming of the sences like Jacobite but still has enough to make any beer geek excited.