DocLock (10728) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Pours turbid deep brown, with aroma of caramel malt, some figgy fruit, slight banana and spicy floral notes. The aroma and flavor is a lot like Stone 666. It has more fruit than most scottish ales, with the heavy malt component. muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Sept 02, 22oz bottle: Pours beautifully, bubbly and foamy, dark brown and rich; eventually a very large head forms, which when settled leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma reminiscent of a sweet brown ale; hazelnutty, very malty, molasses -- but rather on the weak side. Flavor smoky, sweet, little carbonation, earthy, grassy, hoppy towards the end; quite complex but a little too much competition in the flavors. Body moderately full, finish long and bitter. Very interesting concoction from Ray McNeill, but not one of his most successful.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Jan 03: It's a super-cold depressing lonely Friday evening, and the ultra-sugary maltiness is much more appealing now. I love the creme brulee overtones and the earthy undertones; this is a beer for -5 degrees if you're not going for an Imp Stout or Barley Wine.
This scottish ale pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma and flavor ae both sweet and malty with a great roasty note and a touch of fruit. Medium to full bodied, smooth and a touch dry. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours amber. Aroma of bread, marshmellows, and tabasco. Flavor is much the same. Odd but I am glad I tried it. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
Sweet carmelized toffee aroma with herbal, leafy notes. Opaque dark brown with lighter highlights is topped by a dense, fine-bubbled tan head. Earthy, chocolatey, carmelized malt flavour that gets a slight farmhouse/smokey feel as it warms. Fair bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate lasts in the aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation feels somwhat full in the mouth. On tap at the brewpub with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Arômes et saveurs de porto, de raisins... Houblon très floral soutenant magnifiquement bien le malt. puboflyons (3446) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2008
From a 1 pint 6 fl. oz (US) bottle - hand brewed and individually bottled with a cheap glued on label that looked like someone designed it on a sketch pad. Carmelized in the kettle. Pours amber red with a beige puffy head that stays around for the session. Aroma of malts and some kind of fruity sweetness. The flavor was more of hops. It was a very good brew and probably hand delivered earlier that week to the bottle store in Vermont where I bought it. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burgany’s office) with a fair amount of off-white head. Aroma is tons of smoked peat. Taste is slightly sweet with some smoke and hints of dried figs. A decent beer in this style, but far from the best I have had. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Deep chestnut brown with a large creamy small-bubbled off-white head. Starts and ends sweet with a long caramel aftertaste, sweet malts in the aroma. Full bodied and creamy without much carbonation. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2005
brown in color with a medium off-white almost tan head. Aroma is very bready with sweet caramel. Sweet flavor,caramel,bready,butterscotch finish. Creamy mouthfeel and a very full body. A very good Scottish ale.