jar72404 (426) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber aged for 2 years. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Aroma is caramel and chocolate. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, slight smokiness, and some earthiness. Very nice; would love to try the barrel-aged version of it.
Reynolds314 (2802) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scotch ales arent my thing but this was decent. Amber brown color with no head. Aroma is tons of nuts, light oxidized notes, and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet and a bit harsh but you really cant taste the 10%. Good beer.
ChemaMartinez (25) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un capricho de cerveza. Tostada, con un aroma a caramelo muy equilibrado. Y con alcohol, como debe ser.
danlo (1587) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown colour, beige foam head and aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, roasted, woody, nutty. Taste is sweet malty, roasted note, bready, with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, nutty and earthy spicy grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering malty finish. Nicely drinkable.
Tstamba (421) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to a tulip. Deep Amber brown with light tan head and loose lacing. Rich notes of fresh bread and toffee, spice, dark fruit. Smooth, flavorful, balanced. A delicious Scottish style ale.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown, and forms two fingers of pale tan head with fantastic retention. The head itself leaves almost sheetlike lacing on the glass as it recedes, and the rest of the lacing is appropriately thick as well.
Smell: Thick, heavy toffee and caramel, sweet and bready, rush out of the glass like kilt-clad highlanders in Pictish war paint howling a battle cry as they charge downhill, swords in hand. There’s a hint of some raisin in there as well, like the wrinkled old highlander marching behind them, playing the bagpipes, caring not that he’s walking into a battlefield unarmed. He’s crazy, that raisin. Oh, and you can smell faint leather as well, which makes sense, because baldrics and boots and such. To battle!
Taste: That aforementioned toffee and caramel? It came to fight. Those are the first flavors that greet the tongue, the vanguard of the assault, before the rank and file troops hit as a wall of warm dark bread. Somewhere in the swirling chaos of malty melee, that raisin rings out, like strains of Scotland the Brave played within the roar of battle and the screams of the dying. As the beer moves along, tones of leather and damp, peaty earth appear, fitting for a field of war soaked in sweat and blood. The ABV also makes an appearance towards the finish, a sudden surge of heat as the victors set fire to the homes and lands of the fallen.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, full, rich, and sticky, this latches on to one’s teeth and does not let go easily.
Overall: Quite a good wee heavy, with intense malt flavors and just enough earthy bitter, and the mouthfeel and appearance one wants from this style nailed perfectly. The only complaints I have, if one can even call them that, is a relative paucity of dark fruit complexity (I get only raisin from this one), and some unconcealed heat from the ABV. It’s still a heck of a wee heavy, and a heck of a beer!
Tonkun (1113) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Brown pour with a big white head. Caramel, oak. Medium body and carbonation. Really nice
Fspirit (51) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown to black appearance with small head. Heavy matls, nuts, dark fruits, coffee on the aroma. Full bodied and sticky with medium sweet and salty taste.
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Very dark with an off white foam. Aromas are molasses with earthy peat and rich coffee. Nutty with marzipan alcohol and dark berries. Plummy with raisins and herbal liquorice. Flavours are sweet dark malts with dusty cocoa and black grape skin. Warming alcohol with marzipan and woody aspects. Raisins with dark toffee and leafy, herbal notes. Earthy on the finish with more underlying sweetness. Very good.
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BrewDog Liverpool. Aroma is christmas pudding, spices, and sweet malty caramel. Appearance is Deep dark ruby with off white head. Taste caramel sweet, plate is thick and creamy.
ddemmingjr (769) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ages for 11 months. Poured clear deep mahogany, khaki head that settles to a thick ring. Nice lacing. Caramel, peat, roasted malt nose. Tons of molasses, caramel malt sweetness and more peaty richness on the tongue. Long malty finish that leaves sweet stickiness on your lips. This is a standout scotch ale.
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