Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Manny G’s - thanks to Paul. Around 3-4 years old. Pours deep amber with a frothy beige head. Some old, rotting wooding the nose, leathery fruits, jammy berries. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of rich bread, dates, a bit of old toffee, raspberry jam. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, fruitcake, more jam, raspberry, toffee. Great stuff. Touches of age at the edges but nice complexity overall.
wchesser (1220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy red brown. Nose is light smoke, toffee. Sweet, with some burnt caramel and light smoke. Full bodied, almost chewy. Good scotch ale.
ElbowRocker (13) - - JUN 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep, hazy, dark brown amber with light just making it through the edges. Nice light beige head and lots of fine lacing. Aroma is mild with toffee notes. Palate is full and smooth, great feel. Taste is delicious; caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, and finally raisins or some fruity flavor I can’t quite pin down. Excellent beer.
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle - pours a dark mahogany with dark tan head . Intense dark fruit aromas with some floral hop notes . Taste is a wonderful blend of toffee , burnt sugar with a smooth palette . Finishes with a touch of smoke . Freaking delicious .
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brewskilover85 (17) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Starts out smooth and ends with a great flavor. Very full beer that smells just as good as it tastes.
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, in trade with treebute. Pours dark brown, with a small, beige head. The aroma is strong black bread, caramel, peat, light smoke, oak, and vanilla. Very sweet and malty flavor, with no perceptible bitterness or sourness. Very heavy body, thick, malty, and lightly astringent. Overall, this is a wonderful malt bomb.
Mpuntmuts (137) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour with almost no head. Smoky and roasted aroma. Burnt sugar and bitter chocolate. Fantastic roasted malty flavors. Coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Nice alcoholic warmth while going down. Fat body with surprisingly more carbonation than expected. Absolutely an amazing brew! So very happy with this one!
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Dark brown, big creamy tanned head. Smell of dark malts, hints of caramel and toffee, hints of toast, some discrete chocolate flavors in the back. Heavy sweet, alot of dark fruits, dark sinful malts, caramel and a touch of toast. The texture is super oily and makes it even better. A wonderful beer!
Pieboss (6) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ruckus Morrisville. Roasted as heck - big malty backbone. More than a "wee" heavy.
skmikeg (972) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown-black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light smoke, coffee, coco, vanilla, and some raisins. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a very tasty wee heavy that hides it 10% abv very well.