Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2002
nice dark color, head is not as strong as several other porters (listed as a scottish porter on label). Not as strong in the alcohol as say a McEwans, some underlying complexity. A very drinkable brew but there are other choices I would prefer. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Surprisingly light beer for the style and dark color. Smoky smell, and slight chocolate taste. Also picked up a roasted taste as well. Very enjoyable. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark brown color, nice fizzy off-white head that leaves a good lacing in my glass, roasty chocolate and caramel aromas. Roasted sweet chocolate flavors, some smokiness, decent roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel, the best of the three I have tried from this brewery so far. brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Decent looking porter on the pour. Faint smokey maltiness. Light in body for a Scottish influenced ale. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Nice looking beer, cola-ish with a good head. Maltiness & fruitiness in the aroma. Malty & anise flavor. Moderate body, not as thin as others have complained. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Unusual flavor, but overall a decent beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
dark brown amber color. very rich malty flavor more like a sottish ale going down with a hint of porter after taste. not to shabby of a beer PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Malty and strong, fairly smooth, but with a tinge of prickly carbonation. Slight on the smoky flavors, but caramelly. Nice hints of chocolate and mild roastiness. Only modestly on the sweet side, and a bit thin, but acceptable. I’d like to see this beefed up just a little. TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Very deep amber/red color. No head retention. Very smooth, creamy and malty. Distinct chocolate flavor that intensifies as the beer warms. Another great beer from Flying Dog. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and sour milk. Flavor of malt and a little chocolate. aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
This is really dark for a Scottish Ale, almost black with a creamy tan head. It actually looks more like a porter or weak stout. The head never quite went away managing to keep a very thin film-like head until the last sip. There’s a malty sweetness to the aroma and it carries over into the taste. I tasted some fruitiness like plums and apple peel. It finishes with a faint bit of roasted/burnt taste of a stout. Good beer, but I don’t think this can really be a Scottish.