prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
unique aroma, very similiar to cheap scotch wiskey. dark hoppy flavor.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light for the style. nice brown color. medium to thick body at first. sweet malty. seemed thinner later. in the end, too sweet for my tastes.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just tried this for the first time . Had seen it on store shelves for years and just never got around to trying it .
Nice color .
Nice sweetness, which I like in a beer .
Label says it’s a malt liquor, my buzz sure echoes that . whew .
I bought a six pack and only could get 4 down .
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this beer on draught in Scotland and in bottles in the states. I just don’t get it. It starts out like an ale and ends like a sweet cloying mess. If this is ’Scottish’ Ale, I think the Scots should stick to making malt whiskey.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
By Far My favorite Ale this ranks right up there for my favorite brew, Very Sweet Smooth taste and great after taste....At $11.00 a six pack this stuff is cheap.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly vinuous aroma and taste with a quickly fading bitterness. Beautiful medium amber color with a slightly off-white head. Light body as well. By far not my favorite Scottish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like Coca-cola. Deep red/brown colour. Tastes like treacle toffee. Complex, with hints of raisins and port. Nice warming finish.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 re rate - I've noticed alcohol a bit more the last few times so I'm knocking the flavor score down a notch. Still one of my staple beers. Very malty, very molasses like sweetness. I really don't notice the 8% alcohol content at all. I haven't tried other Scotch Ale's, but if they are even slightly better than this one this is a style of beer I'll be drinking for years to come. Re-Rate: Ok, now that I've tried other Scotch Ales, I have a better appreciation for just how good this one is. Downgrading palate and appearance as their is really nothing above average about either, but I'm notching aroma up to an 8 as the sweet, malty, molasses aroma is delicious. Every time I sit down to drink one I end up having four and pay for it the next day.
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good ale. No bitterness whatsoever and it very easy on the palate. Could have used a little more flavor, but good as is.
Darkover (1537) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Very dark amber. Almost no head. Smooth. I can't taste the alcohol. Long acidic finish. Let this warm a little before you drink it, its much better that way.