raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Pretty good - probably the 1st Belgian version of a Scotch beer that I’ve had. The 8% alcohol was slightly evident in the background, but not overpowering. Very nice deep ruby-red/amber color. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2005
Amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is sweet and malty with fruity and light spicy notes. Has a light note of alcohol. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Pours dark red with creamy tan head. Nose is sweet malt and yeasty. Flavors are toffeish, raisins, prunes and light alcohol presence. Finishes with light roasted maltiness. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Bottle. Nose of woody peat and sugar. Average amber body. Nice lil’ drink- sweet, and just the right bite of alcohol to warm you up. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
#500. 330 ml bottle. Dark orange amber colour with a thick frothy, creamy, and rocky tan coloured head. Molasses, toffee, raisin, and light cherry aroma. Sweet and lightly acidic caramel, raisin, grapefruit, and molasses with a slightly metallic, earthy, and alcohol bitter finish. Full bodied, thick and syrupy but smooth, with a light alcohol burn.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2004
This brew was a hell of a deal for two bucks, 8% and a ton of sweet malt. Pours a darker red/brown with a silky off-white head that left thick lacing behind. Very rich sweet malt aroma, caramel, spice, and a scotch/wood smell. Taste is very malty and thick, clings to the palate and attacks with its richness, this thing tastes very similar to many barleywines. Hints of brown sugar, raisins, plum, molasses all show up. The finish has just a light bitterness with trailing sweetness finishing off the taste. A very smooth warming brew. Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2004
rich, spicy sweet malt aroma. Pours a dark smoewhat cloudy brownish amber. Lots of honey abd molasses in this bad boy, Its nearly a barleywine. Very sweet, even sour in some spots. Some fruit presence as well. jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2004
I was suprised by this beer. It hand kind of a metallic taste. Kind of unique, but entirely unwelcome. marcus (10571) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
This ruby-colored ale poured in a thistle glass with a modest tan head. The aroma is quite malty, the flavor is hoppy, earthy and very satisfying. The fact that this scotch ale was brewed in Belgium illustrates once again that Belgian brewers know no limits. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle picked up in Belgium. Drunk after Gordon Scotch, this was similar but with some Belgian character, dried fruits and coarse bitterness. Not so good really.