Bacterial (842) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes - this is the scotch ale to measure all other scotch ales. On draft at OBC in Ojai, CA. Dark dark amber pour with a nice wispy white head. Malty and smooth, not overbearingly sweet - just nice.
Dohny (66) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color. Sour cherry, chocolate, burned sugar in flavor. Full body, lively carbonated. Cloying sweet in beginning, some bitterness in aftertaste.
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MisoW (536) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, barge head. Aroma is milk chocolate, candy sugar, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, sugar, alcohol, cherries, caramel.
theothermatt (101) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared. Pours a very dark amber. Sweet nose. Caramel, chocolate, plums, vanilla, and just more sugar. Very sweet and rich. A rush of sugar and then some subtle dark fruit, almost like prunes and raisins. A bit of smokiness as it warms. A very big beer that tastes like a big beer.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown ruby, three finger light tan head.
Smell big malty sweetness, bit of gum, smokey.
Taste sweet smokey, earth, coco, roast, bit of heat on tail
ansalon (633) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #600. Pours almost black with dark brown tones and a fairly compact foam tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, figs, dates, roasted walnuts, molasses. Taste is caramel, figs, dates, molasses, plum, slight taste of smoked bacon, honey, hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with almost no carbonation. Aftertaste sees the chocolate much more to the fore, with caramel, maple syrup, roasted walnuts and chestnuts. Extremely well balanced and just great!
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with medium head. Aroma of chocolate, hazlenuts, caramel. Taste complex, rounded caramel, roasted malts, some coffee.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a reddish shine. Good sized and decent holding head. Dark fruits, roasted malts, slightly smoked, some chocolate. Nice mixture. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness.
SlackerMads (857) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis. Clear dark chestnut brown with a medium sized diminishing off white head. Nutty, caramel, oxidized, toasted malt, light wort, grain, light roasted malt. Soft and mellow. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
sunevdj (2917) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis’ LA-box tasting. Pours a clear dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet and bitter with aromas of light chocolate, pale malts and some German hops. Also coco nut and knækbrød. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish.
devman171 (513) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours amber with low head ad lacing, aroma is light sweet malt, taste is bitter sweet malt with a nice smooth finish