hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle picked up in Wisconsin. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pruney and raisiny, with sweet, smoky maltiness permeating. Smooth on the palate but a bit fruit dominant, with subdued hops creeping in late and some heat showing through the finish. Aggressive.
Camons (6607) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, heavy lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, little chocolate, some sweet dark fruit notes. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, little spicy, earth, nuts, sweet dark dried fruit, raisin, plum, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 200215
Martinus (3320) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and chocolate. Sweet flavour, malts, caramel. Sweet finish, chocolate, caramel and malts.(from 75cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scored a bottle a little over 1 year old at friar tuck Peoria. Aroma is malty and boozy with dark plum and fig. I am also getting some black cherry and caramelized sugar. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Taste is malty and sweet with a tinge of oak and sourness. Complex, roasty and smoky for a scotch ale. It even has that hint of booze burn that I like in this style. Very good.
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neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 6 2015) Pours very deep clear reddish brown with a small lingering bubbly off white head. Aroma nice and malty and toasted as well, sweet caramel molasses with a bit of raisin, lightly chocolatey, prune maybe, a little nutty note and wisp of smoke. Flavour of molasses and brown sugar, unsweetened cacao, toast, a mix of dried dark fruit, all kind of clinging to the roof of the mouth. Sweet at the beginning but becoming dry, mineral with a light toast bitterness. Aftertaste has some grain and lingering malt and dark fruit. Very light alcohol heat. The palate is almost watery and refreshing but with good flavour concentration. Light carb. Drinks so easily but elegantly. Great beer.
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml - 2010 vintage) Copper pour with a thin tan head. Heavy malt and caramel aroma with some chocolate underneath it. Slightly tangy at the start but then you get punched with a ton of malts. Some raisins and fruit flavors come through at the end. Really easy to drink.
Japalo (1321) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Boltons. Haze dark brown. Small head. Caramalty notes. Sweet raisins. Rum. Good body. Smooth. No hop feelings at all. Served cooled. Warming up. More complexity. Some staleness and oak mouthfeel. Fine brew v
Nik925 (768) - USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I let this one age. > 4 years old. A very impressive beer. An amazing mellowness. The alcohol flavor expected is fully warmed down into a delicious cherry-ness. Very obviously aged as much as is an awesome beer underneath. I bet this is great fresh, but really happy I tucked this bottle away.
bookman10 (688) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite style, but this isn’t a bad beer. Pours a dark copper with massive, quickly-dissipating head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, but not sickly-so. Chocolate, coffee, licorice, toffee, and raisin/prune. Creamy mouthfeel. Some booziness, but not too pronounced.