Darkmagus82 (2055) - - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany amber color with a one finger head of thick white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent sum of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a caramel smell mixed with a big brown sugar and dark fruit aroma of raisin, cherry, and prune. Along with these smells comes some nice aromas of warming alcohol and a little bit of a bready and slightly oaky aroma. A rather nice smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather thick bready taste with a bit of a fruit flavor that consists of raisin, plum, and cherry. Upfront there is also some light caramel and brown sugar which grow stronger as the taste advances. While the booziness is very light upfront, it grows stronger as the taste advances, bringing on a nice warming taste more toward the end. With more fruit and a little bit of grain mixing in with the booze and fruit, one is left with a warming dark fruit taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is moderately thick and heavy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the rich, malty, and sweet flavors of the brew the feel is rather well done and makes for a rich slow sipper as a scotch at 8 % should be.
Overall- Not a bad more heavy hitting scotch brew with a good blend of an alcohol burn (which I think a strong scotch should have) with a somewhat sweet and malty flavor.
Kita (1544) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy dark brown color with thin creamy tan-like head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, mild roasted malt, dried fruits, scotch and vanilla. Taste starts with moderate sweet toasted malt and chocolate, follows by dried fruits sweetness and mild acidity, mouthfeel is warming alcoholic, while finish is mild bitter. Medium to full body, sticky texture and average carbonation in palate. Strong, sweet and that’s pretty much all of it...
bpreo (2111) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer had quote the journey to where it is brewed now. Hopefully the recipe hasn’t changed with it. It’s an inexpensive bottle of 8% alcohol Scotch Ale. It’s sweet, almost fruity, and doesn’t have the typical Scotch "band-aid" flavor.
MarkoNm (1821) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark coppery almost dark brown color, topped with a small and quickly settling off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel and some roasted notes, with easily picked up strong liquer aromas. Taste is sweet with nice chocolate presence, alcohol is very well hidden. Didn’t expect such a nice and surprisingly gentle taste after such aroma. Great taste.
Mafia (4) - Rovigo, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
č la MIA birra in assoluto! odori, aromi, colore e l’alto grado alcolico la rendono una vera birra da meditazione.
Purtroppo da parecchi anni in italia č diventata introvabile e me la sogno ancora di notte :D
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby black with a large diminishing tan head. Sweet aroma of alcohol, caramel malt and roasted nuts. Taste is also sweet and malty with some alcohol, chocolate and dark fruit.
geologyguy (1035) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells dark and alcoholly, black color, taste is smooth malty and slightly sweet with a very slightly hot finish
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Nice aromas of cacao, coffee and butterscotch with a slightly boozy aroma present. Tastes more of the same with the malts standing strong. Alcohol does show a bit as it warms up. Bits of vanilla and oak come out as well. Nice smooth finish.
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Scotch ale, but the alcohol taste is a bit too sharp in my book; it gets a bit overbearing compared to the other flavors. Still good thought.
rondphoto (3034) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark brown, beige head cover, mottled wall of lace. Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate. Taste is toasted malt with a light touch of chocolate that grows significantly on its way through the palate, turning a little bitter in the finish. A clean, solid, full-bodied, tasty brew. Recommended.