bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
this was better than the scotish ale but I didn’t think it was as goos the St’ Andrews - but it wasn’t as bad I it could have been. I just reading notes taken from a beer fest. I guess it was a little scetchy towards the end. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2005
This Belhaven brew is Belhavens BEST! Wonderful smell, Great appearance with nice head that laces well, and the taste is outta this world, as said earler... one of the best scottish ales here in the US! Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 This bottle poured a red body with a weak head. Kind of chunky. This was not so great, I was really wanting more.
Re-rate. Father-in-law wanted to know what a scottish ale is about? Pour was dark brown red, small tan head, left fast. Nose a bit of smoke and trace of wood.
Taste was more plastic, I was right the frist time. Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours dark reddish brown. When put up to the light "floaters" are evident. Medium head dissipates quickly to a thin lace. Aroma is as fruity as some wines with raisen being evident. First taste is bitterness quickly followed by some tartness. After reading the glowing comments about this beer I was eagerly anticipating the "specialness" to kick in. For me it never did. There was something about the smokiness of this beer that disagreed with my tastebuds. There are lots of sublte nuances which distinguish a super beer. But for me there was that disagreeable smokiness. bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2005
Poured dark brown with a small head that disappeared to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Tons of smoky peat and dark fruit in the aroma, which is quite full and creamy. It tastes like scotch, but drinkable and without the powerful kick. There is a good balance in the flavour with the sweetness supporting without dominating. A medium body and light carbonation have this sliding down very slickly. Very nice. (thanks to highlandlad for sharing this with me)
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Black with deep mahogany highlights and a creamy, tan head. The aroma is dominated by butterscotch, with underlying hints of raisin. More sweetness in the body, mostly buttery caramel (diacetyl?), which blends nicely with some yeasty fruitiness. Appropriately dry finish leaves me wanting more. Tmoney99 (15116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle in Florida. Reddish brown color with a full off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Complex malty sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Good sweet fruity flavor with a long pleasing finish. Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Reddish-brown with a white head. Full aromas of dark malts, coffee, caramel, molasses, and peat. Good blend of toasty malts, light yeast and some hops. Starts with a slighty fruity sweetness and dark malts. Ends with a long finish and a sweet aftertaste. Full-bodied, but full of complex nuances in both taste and aroma. HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
A deep dark redbrown with firm head unbroken by excess bubbles. Notes of raisins and other dark fruits. Sweetish, heavy mouthfeel that is roasty and warming on the finish. Almost a cheeselike finish, guess that’s the yeast. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, dark reddish brown with a small, creamy head. Very malty and full-bodied with distinct nutty notes and a roasted/burned edge. Lovely quaffable winter warmer. 080303