Not much help that, is it? Probably not the impartial response you're looking for ...
Anecdotally, though, I have very fond of the thing. Huge and thick and very soft (it is the same mix of merino-wool and cashmere used to make the new Donegal scarf). We went to Donegal looking for cloth and we came away with blankets.
The pattern is more prominent on the biscuit one, because there's greater difference between the shades of yarn used to weave it, but other than that, both colours are very similar.
Despite not being our stock in trade, I *think* we have sold one or two to the good people of Styleforum over the past year. There's even a chap out there, somewhere, who wears one, draped expertly around his shoulders. "Shepherd tweed", apparently.