Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Flat headed ale. Malty nose. Bitter start finishing bitter-sweet.
Session beer. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2002
I opened this bottle while writing a lecture on the American Congress.... Pours with a decent, puffy, but loosely formed and quickly diminishing beige head, over a typical dark amber/caramel body. Then I took one sip and was hit with peat. Perhaps this is a smell you can place only if you've watched peat being cut or smelled it burn from a Scottish cottage. I now know that others have had this reaction to this beer. Lovely, earthy flavors. A slightly oily palate, typically British body in the lack of sustained carbonation. Mildly sweet, building through the drink. Smokiness continues, with some nice malty notes and only the slightest bitterness in the end. Another flavorful and enjoyable ale in the Scottish ale category. It 'twould be among my "everyday" beers, if I had my druthers. GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Clear as day, but deep amber like a cool ember. Complexly sweet aroma. Thin texture approaching zero. Malty and sweet, but is timid and could be a great beer if it were bolder. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2002
This is a decent scottish ale. Very sweet initially but the finish is nice. This would be a good session beer due to the small ABV %. Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Standard red beer appearance. Little to no head. Aroma was unspectacular and revealed little more than the fact that this was beer. Very light and easy drinking. Went down extremely smoothly and had a strong taste of cold honey.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2002
From bottle, bugger-all aroma but the bottle wasn't very fresh. Nutty malt flavours. I started to enjoy this about half way thru. I need to re-rate this fresh. Ok anyway. jpm8920 (153) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2002
a little weak for a scotish ale, but good nontheless........................ urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
This is genteel, cardigan-tattersall-and-tweed ale, no kilt-lifter. Finely rounded malt underpinned elegantly with smoke and hops. Very classy, but could be more fun. Ungstrup (38932) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2002
A red beer with a good head. It has a slightly fruity aroma. And a good sweet powerful flavor. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Malty aroma - caramel, toasted malt, a little nuttiness. Brilliant amber color. Malt dominates the flavor, tastes a little like Newcastle but with better balance. Would lend itself well to drinking in mass quantity.