Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I cannot find the words to explain the weirdness of this beer but it certainly is schizofrenic. You get aromas of coffee, chocolate, carbon-dioxide and wine. It has a decent palate but the flavour is quite sweet and buttery, with some slight chocolate notes. It has hints of being good and hints of bad but just ends up being mediocre (and weird).
knickerbocker (13) - USA - SEP 26, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I used to drink this ale often, but left it for a few years. When returning to taste it I couldn’t believe that a product could go down the tubes in quality. I used to love it’s sweet scotch richness and satisfying aftertaste, but now I would rank it next to Doblers Ale if they still made it.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great tasting scottish ale. While many beer aftertastes leave you gagging, you’ll want to drink this beer simply for the amazing aftertaste.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful ruby brown hue. Tannish brown head, with nice lacing. Malt aromas, slight smokiness? This is a great scotch ale, no doubt about it. Alcohol is hidden. Sweet first, caramel coffee and chocolate, medium bodied, nice carbonation, with a sweet finish, lingering maple. Not super spectacular, but definately decent and worth drinking. If u can get it on tap, then do it. Its creamier, and packs a friggin mean punch.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful deep red color, not cloudy. Sweet, bready malty aroma and taste. I didn’t taste the alcohol until about half-way through the bottle. Light carbonation.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeah. This is a nice Scotch Ale. The color is extremely dark red. It looks brown until you hold it up to a light. Very bready, sweet, malty aroma and flavor. It has a slight alcohol finish.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet smell; taste is caramel and burnt molasses, with alchohol presence. A bit salty like red wine. Full and heavy at first, but melds into a rather light finish and aftertaste. Nice cloying.
benzim (36) - USA - SEP 9, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Quite watery. Malt aroma present but not too pleasent. Not a good representative of the style , in my opinion.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red wine alcoholic aroma. Some sour malts. Lacing foamy white head on root beer brown colored beer. Smooth medium carb and medium-heavy watery body. Vapory, alcohol, dark fruit, sweet malt, and a little hops in the flavor. Touch of sourness. Sweet nutty after. Watery taste.