Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Sweet carmel malt aroma, dark amber color, tan head. Flavor of caramel and chocolate malt with a little bitterness MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Nice. 9%?? I donít believe it. Seems so light. Not to be drunk ice cold as mine was. Swallowed it up in about a minute. Very good. MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Malty but crisp. A great Scottish Ale. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 Big, nuanced malt with fruit, alcohol and caramel flavors. Malt profile actually reminds me of Einbecker Maibock. Plenty of citric notes to make it even more fun. A fine one, this. stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Fairly sweet, slightly yeasty and metallic. Rich auburn color, full body, and decent flavor. Slight roasty chocolatey molasses notes. A winter beer for me!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Brownish red appearance. Alcohol apparent. Malty but nicely balanced finish. DubkinOshea99 (2) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
Ah good ole Robert the Bruce, now this is a good beer, has a high alcohol level...but yea canít taste it. If you come across it, pick it up! igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2002
deep copper/amber color, thin white head, slightly malty aroma with an earthy and vegetal flavor. preferred schlaflyís version. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Mahogany-colored, medium white creamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma sweet, malty, and earthy but with a tinge of sourness that wasnít the best. Flavor malty, slightly alcoholic, slightly coniferous; goes down slightly sweet but finishes pretty dry and a might sour. Iím in the "overrated" camp on this one Iím afraid, though I must say it was hard to believe the ABV was 9%: smooth drinker this. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Medium tan head, dark amber body, sweet malty nose. Hoppy, slightly sweet, with a touch of metal in the start. Definitely doesnít taste like 9%, but that cuts both ways: it had virtually no alcohol presence, but the body seems thin for a big beer. I expect that this one could grow on me, but my first impression isnít great. Rerate: After a couple of bottles, I find this pleasant, but overrated here. Rererate: Next day, after a couple of SNPAs, this tastes like smoked beer. Not quite as smoky as Schlenkerla, but smoky nonetheless. Strange how oneís impression changes with a different context. (Note to self: drink this one after a Cascady American ale).