Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Sweet, grainy, & bready with light hops in the finish. Headless, with only a mild carbonation. IMHO, not very 'Scottish'; not very much smoke (or even peat), no heavy alcohol, no robust malt, etc. Curiously, it seems to be watery AND dry at the same time! Drinkable and not overly bothersome, but I wasn't very impressed either. Just my honest opinion. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2002
Nothing really special for the hype on the bottle. Decent malt taste and their is an interesting flavor from the hops, but overall this beer is pretty watery and unimpressive. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2002
very disapointed with this beer. Faint smells of whiskey, roasted malt flavor. Another lack-luster brew from Saranac. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Watery and flavourless, even worse than most other saranacs. Their scotch ale is head and shoulders above this, and its not even that great. I would get this beer again if I were in the mood for slightly sweet water. Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Yet again another good beer from Saranac....................................
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
For a Scottish ale I thought it wasn't that great. But good................. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2002
Wasn't what I expected as a 'scottish' ale. Rather dry, moderate sweetness. Overall, this is rather average and nondescript. Certainly not one of Saranac's better offerings. gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - FEB 18, 2002
This is OK, nothing special - though it is not up to the standard, ever had a 90 Shilling? Maybe this is bad, now that I think about it. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2002
It is something different. Malty, yet in a different, dryer than most beers. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2002
'single malt' come on; a lot of the best beers are 'single malt'. What we have here is a rather average ale with a little sweetness, a little sourness, and a little body and aroma. Carboardy notes throughout; mmmm. Below average even for this brewer.