MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Great looking brew! Nice red brown clear color, with a perfect smooth frothy head. Smokey malty aroma. Flavor is just a bit of a letdown, with a smooth smkey sweet malty flavor, but not as nice as the aroma. Decent brew and very enjoyable. firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
deep mahgany colour with a good medium head. Well rounded malty, smokey , raisiny, peaty, caramelly, a bit peppery towards the finish. A most pleasant beer.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 If you like big beers and don’t like this one take a sabbatical!Great burgundy/brown color and rocky tan head!Prunes, raisins, oatmeal cookie dough and a Port- like quality on the finish.Don’t drink it too cold and you will get it all, TERRIFIC!!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 Pours a clear reddish-brown color with nice tan head. Carmel syrupy malts, cherries, and some smoke present on the nose and flavor. Thick and very buttery palate. Very nice. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2004
I thought it was oxidized at first but then realized the aroma was just tangy and airy when it was first poured. Maple syrup and fresh whole wheat bready aromas came next. Flavors of the same, along with nuts, slight orange zest and honey. Blotchy, patchy head. Noted some whisky in palate as beer warmed. I would like to try this again. Thanks to matta for helping me with my quest to try as many Scottish ales as possible!
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Bottle. Poured an attractive clear reddish brown color with a small off-white head that diminished quickly. Strong malty, smoky aroma with some hints of sour fruit. Flavor is sweet, rich and complex with a touch of hops and a sweet-tart finish. Smooth, full body and creamy carbonation. Though I tend to favor more hoppy beers, I like this one a lot! LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2004
I dunno what went wrong, but this beer tasted like a bandage. Heavy metalic flavor and a bad mouth feel. I was sorely dissapointed by this beer as it was awful Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 Amber-brown colour, small head, strong malty caramel character with some smoke in the aroma. Strong sweet malty flavours with just enough hopping. A damn fine scots ale. fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
The name says it all. Wonderfully full-bodied with a thick white head. Flavors of toffee, and a hint of fruit. Comes off as a little bit sweet for some. Overall, an excellent scotch ale. rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2004
Sweet, roasty malt aromas with a touch of fruit and fresh bread. Rocky off-white head with little lacing. Clear, deep brown, tinted red - not as dark as I imagined when I smelt it before pouring. The body is oily, with a sweet malt that falls quickly to leave a slight smokiness.