zootfinster (221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2007
Malty, a bit sweet and almost a hint of fruit. Not much of a hoppy taste and quite smooth. BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
12 ounce bottle. Shaker glass. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma was roasted malt and hops. Taste was of sweet malt, caramel and a hint of hops. Not as creamy and smokey as I would have expected.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Date: November 07, 1997
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: dark amber
Aroma: rich malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, slightly sour
Date: February 27, 2001
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Appearance: dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma
Flavor: lots of malt flavor, slight sweetness, well balanced with some bitterness in the finish
Date: November 18, 2006
picking up some nice chocolate flavor and smokey earthy character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with minimal head. Nose is caramel and malt with slight alcohol. Palate is caramel, chocolate and malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a smooth drinker. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Has a nice chocolate malty flavor. Pours coffee brown with minimal white head. Like all of the FFF beers these days, it has almost no carbonation. Kind of bland - very malty, but not much character otherwise.
LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts, and peat. Flavor of sweet malt, some vegetal notes. This is the top Scottish ale? This confirms my previous opinions about Scottish ales...meh...
6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5) Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Bottle, trade bonus courtesy of mattmc1973. Pours a deep, deep red, only slightly translucent, with a small head. Aroma is initially of apple juice, then follows with honey, brown sugar, and malt. Flavor: Again with the apple juice, faintly this time but at the start, medium roasted malt, a little dark fruit, exempli gratia prune (juice). Dead mouthfeel. Could’ve been a bit bolder all around. Overall, good minus. joergen (29180) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and berries with notes of dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grass.
Hoppy finish. thewolf (12789) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a nice, deep, ruby red with a fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, some cellar and a bit of metal. Some toasted caramel as well. Medium carbonation, fairly nice creamy and frothy palate. Flavour is mildly sweet, fairly malty, some toasted caramel and a milky edge. Fairly good malty elegance in flavour but quite a bad aroma.
Bottle drank before the Vikings are about to lose. Fuck my life... Caramel and toffee in the aroma. Pretty much assumed that would be the case. Taste is caramel, toffee, slight grassy hops, maybe some coffee. Underwhelming.