dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
Quite a reddish brown with a very brown head that falls surprisingly quickly to a thin film. Some yeast cloudiness. Odd, "wet sock" aroma with a hint of choc/coffee/alcohol. Flavour much the same, very unusual all around but strangely drinkable. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a dark copper color with a creamy off-white head. Nice malt aroma with some sweetness, maybe toffee or vanilla, that blends well. Good smoky flavor with some earth notes at the beginning, blending into sweet malts and finally a very sweet hoppy and malt finish. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
Nice shiny amber, with a good creamy yellow/white head. Has a fresh malty aroma that brings sweet choclaye and some vanilla. Flavor is malty but also brings hops. Creamy palate. Strong but alcohol is well hidden. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2004
Deep brown coloured. Very malty aroma. The flavour is sweet, malty and very fruity. It actually tastes quite Scottish. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a hazy amber color that is topped by a tan head. The aroma is a malty, on the dry side, with notes of miso, and perhaps a faint musty character. Overall a fairly mellow nose on this one. The taste is sweet up front and finishes with a note that reminds me of tropical fruit. It is quite malty as well with perhaps a hint of sherry in the middle of the beer. As the beer warms up a bit I get notes of orange and spice cake. This is most definitely a Scottish inspired brew, though (thankfully for me) the Belgian brewer could not leave well enough alone, and allowed for some extra complexity that was contributed by the yeast strain. Appropriately the hop character of this beer is practically non-existant.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Ruby caramel in colour. Aroma had a caramel sweetness, malty and yeasty. Flavour of yeast, citrus, slight sweetness. Light body. Finishes musty with some citrus. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Brown, slightly ruby, creamy white head. Malt, brown bread, sweet. Not to complex. Weak plastic finish. Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
fresh floral/fruity hops, plum, blueberry, light peach aroma and milk chocolate.
deep amber, nice solid slowly dissipating head.
light chocolatyness, followed by hoppy bitterness, then progresses to plums and floral notes including peach, tutti-fruity undertones, honey-dew melon.
creamy and chocolatey with lightly fizzy bitterness all over the palate that lingers nicely.
very nice beer overall, bitter, floral and fruity ale, a great beer. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sample was a touch warm but that is probably good for this one. Sweet maltiness, with a bit of the earthiness and caramel I’d expect from a scotch ale. Some nice coffee and very strong malty notes at times. Nice Beer. Mondiale 5T (Me). HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle. Big malty sweet nose with notes of brown sugar and plums. Nice white head and good lacing. Big carmal malt flavor with a earthy finish. Nice beer.