MarcoDL (2144) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, but the taste wasn’t very interesting. Standard scotch ale, has no special twist or extra depth. Just a regular example of the style. Decent.
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Theis. Pours clear red/brown chestnut with a lasting and lacing small frothy beige head. Aroma is fruity, estery, caramel, quite hoppy considering the age, mild papery oxidized, vanilla, toasted malt. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet, malty and warming.
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of plums red berries, chocolate, alcohol. Fruity taste with chocolate, candies, red berries, plums, sweet molasses, nuts, licorice. Tasty.
Prufrockstar (918) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, side-by-side with BA Wee Heavy and Backwoods Bastard awhile ago. From notes. Pours burnt ruby with khaki head and nice retention. Aroma brings some roasted/toasty malts, along with dark fruit and vanilla. Some caramel initially that grows in intensity as it warms. There’s quite a bit of alcohol in both the nose and the mouth -- some alcohol burn. After sipping on the BA version the toasted notes come through more strongly in comparison. Palate: Medium body, damned smooth, slick and syrupy texture, average carbonation. Overall: Early on (0-4 oz) this ran neck and neck with the other two. BA Wee Heavy eventually pulled away, but this was a clear second, and at 1/3 the price a bargain.
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske delt med esp0r. Mørk karamellfarge, lite karbonert, liten skumrand.smaker karamell, eik, vanilje,tørket frukt. En øl som varmer godt med sine 10 %. Veldig god
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark ruby color, little lace of foam.
Aromas of raisins, plums and caramel.
Flavors of raisins, plums, butterscotch, dates and figs.
Couleur rubis foncée, belle dentelle de mousse.
Nez de raisins, prunes, caramel et boisé.
Saveurs raisins, prunes, caramel écossais, dattes et figues.
jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big fruit, roasted malt, alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich red berry fruit, yeast, caramel malt, boozy alcohol light spice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with with fizzy carbonation and a lovely smooth bubbly mouthfeel. Considering the ABV the alcohol is well controlled. There is no alcohol burn, just a nice heart warming finish.
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, many many thanks yk23 and eyes_wide_shut, bubbly light brown head, dark brown colour, aroma of fresh chopped wood, caramel, sugar cane, dark bread and some spiciness, vinous flavour with dark sourdough bread, dried fruits and cocoa, amazingly smooth and silky and alltough very rich, really easy to drink..Wonderfull.
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beer. Not overwhelmingly malty, a little chocolatey, a touch smokey, wonderful full mouthfeel, not only a great scotch ale but one of the best beers I’ve had, period.
Lothore (549) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep ruddy brown hue with a gigantic, chunky head.
S- Sweet, grape, vinous notes, hints of brown sugar
T- Dark fruit, slight coffee notes, hints of grape.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- Extremely drinkable. I liked this one more than the BA version even though it was more tame.