jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Nice dark amber pour with white head. Nose and taste is very sweet molasses. Rated 11/23/02 argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Clear amber body with light tan head. Aroma is sweet and caramel malty. Taste is sweet up front, caramel malty -- just like you’d expect in a Scottish ale. The finish has some earthy bitterness that combines nicely with the sweetness. Medium body. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of toasted and toffee malts and an earthy hop note. The taste is pale malts, sweet malts and a floral hop finish. Medium bodied. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle... Mostly clear amber ale with orange highlights and a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Malty, earthy aroma with notes of caramel, yeast, spent grain, light chocolate and a hint of smoke. Malty, floral flavor with good balance. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish. Grassy at the wee end. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Had this with the 2003 12 Beers of X-mas. Pours straw colored, with an aroma of dry white wine, scotch, and slight citrus. Medium head. First taste is hoppy and super dry. I can really taste the single-row barley! Finishes smooth, dry, and slightly acrid. This is the Johnny Walker Black of beers, and I think some reviewers didn't realize what they were going for here. Very crisp. Like a fine Scotch/white wine/beer hybrid. Very complex. Nice.
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Dark yellow color, clear appearance. Aroma resembles a lager, with a grainy nose. Medium body, sticky, with a light grain and wheat flavor. Finish has a scotch character, which is quite nice, but otherwise this one misses. PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Aroma - closest thing I can think of is baby diapers! But the taste makes up for it. Quite a complex flavor to it - hard to put into words. Looks like a single malt scotch - high marks for appearance in that regard. Many complex flavors - hard to pinpoint - kind of a spicy thing going on. Had better from Saranac - but I compliment them for branching out into so many styles. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
From old tasting notes. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was somewhat faint but had a sweet maltines. The flavor was a bit off and odd but had a light nutty caramel presence with a touch of smoke and almost canned mushroom juice. No hops to speak of. A bit thin and watery. An interesting idea but it did not do a whole lot for me. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2003
This beer begins with less malt taste than it should and flattens out making the alcohol/scotch flavor at the end seem unbalanced. Would not benefit from more sweetness, needs some bitter hops, even if in a small quantity. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells fruity and breaddy. Tastes of sweet malt, fruity, soe peppery splashes. Interesting.