igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2003
very hazy with an odd color..looks kind of like french fry grease that has been used about ten times too many. not much of a head though. aroma is pure butter and caramel in the malts with hints of wood and earth. flavor does have a little hint of sourness with a sweet finish. it looks heavy in the glass and as if it might coat your tongue, but it is quite drinkable. this one surprised me as i've never even heard of it, not to mention finding it in arkansas..cool find. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2003
Clear red colour with a large tan head, malty nose, with just a slight hop accent. Tasted a little dull, mainly malty, flat, nice bitterness but it lacked any real strength of character to make it stand out. Ernest (7786) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), hint of whiskey. Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A 3.7 average for this?! It's on the top ten Scottish ale list? Suuuuuurrrre...if you like the aroma boring and the flavor very sour. Yet again, well before the best before date so no reason for me to think this is ruined. Infected at the brewery maybe, but I think this is just the Broughton way...Black Doug and Merlin's were both sour as well despite being "fresh". Drain pour. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Copper color with a large rocky off white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. I found this way too sweet, the palate clinging, and the aftertaste, well like an old jock smells. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Just a few months past the "best before date", this reddish-brown brew offered a very light aroma of dirty, earthy malts and a slight oaky or woodiness. Although caramel was the dominant malt flavor, it was not as sweet and enjoyable as I like. Sort of jumbled at the end with strange smokiness and a bit harsh, maybe from the strange and high amount of carbonation. I left 1/3 of the glass.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Pours a clear, deep copper color with a big, lingering white head. The aroma is strongly malty with some smoke notes and a bit of alcohol present. This one has a medium body with medium carbonation and a very smooth and malty flavor. The finish is long and lingering with malty tones of smoke, caramel, and licorice. Smooth and delicious, this is a great Scottish Ale to drink and savour anytime of the year. JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Pale red color, with a medium-sized thin white head, slightly cloudy. Aroma has caramel, malt, oak notes, burnt oranges, and a bit of creaminess. The aroma seems a bit confused to me, not bad, but not great. Flavor is malty, with caramel and orange and a bit of sweetness. Very carbonated. Overall not a bad ale, but I've had better scottish ales. thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 The aroma of the ale reminded me of fruit. It is definitely not a typical aroma for me to sense. The head was very carbonated with very fine bubbles that lingered a long time. The taste was different for me and I am having trouble describing it. Many fine bubbles continued to rise from the bottom of my glass well after I poured it. The color of this ale is a pleasant medium amber. Overall, I liked it, but I much prefer the Bocks and the porters. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 4, 2003
dark full bodied scotch ale. very malty stuff here with only a trace of hops. taste is rich and has butterscotch, peat and whisky.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2003
Yes, I see that this beer is well liked. I personally did not like this bready malt that was used, very average ale. Sharp in front but boring at the end, soft light bitterness. Thanks Doug!