NeuroPliny (208) - Calgary, Alberta, - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at AleSmith. Deep mahogany pour. Subtle molasses on the nose with heavy malts and hints of chocolate and spice. Caramel & toffee up front balanced by pleasant hop bitterness on the finish. Hints of fruit (raisons and prunes?) linger on the finish.
angelkostvo (777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of catamel, liquirice, anise, moscavado sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation.
cafgen (152) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark in color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, bread, some hops and a hint of alcohol. Taste is roasted malt and sweet with the alcohol present. Not my type of beer.
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luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Darkest copper-brown. Small foam. Big, sweet, coppery, malty. Pretty damn nice for style. Very smooth and defined body, alc rise at finish. Metallic in a nice balance. Cherries, rosy malt. Lots of flavor. A very nice warming beer.
NBird (455) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks..very dark ruby, med head.
Smells..sweet malts, boozy.. berry, some honey, sugar.
Tastes..boozy caramel, cherry/choc, smokey malty .. It is sensational.
Pedrens (104) - SPAIN - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 75 entre 3. Color cahoba oscuro. Espuma beige de poca formación y muy poco persistente. Aromas a chocolate, alcohol, madera humo, moscatel, ciruela soasas caramelo, alcohol, salsa de soja, especias. En boca textura aceitosa, y carbonatacion fina, bastante viva para el estilo. Los sabores acordes a los aromas con notas mas alcoholicas. El final alcohólico, maltoso, salsa de soja, cola, especiada y madera. Largo y sutil. El alcohol se nota. Esperaba algo mas.
Dermi (707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
75 cl bottled. Pours dark ruby rust with a pleasant beige head. Aroma: Hay, pleasant chocolate biscuits, hops, licorice. Some background alcohol, liquor. Malty, toffee, even bread notes. Taste: Sweet, malty flavours. Herbal hops. Raisins, canned plums? Lots of flavours. Nice. Some bitterness with sweetness, yet quite sweet overall with slight tones of alcohol. Herbal feel. Palate: Full body, some carbonation. Hints of berry sweetness in the end. Pleasant malty aftertaste with some traces of herbs such as licorice. Even strawberries. Overall: Not a particularly big fan of this style, but this most certainly offers a lot of taste and flavour, lacks a bit balance. Glad I tried it.
Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque coffee brown with light tan head. Roast malt aroma has molasses overtone. Flavor has molasses, licorice and roast malt notes, a bit on the sweet side. Firm texture has OK fizz and leaves a chocolaty finish.
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2014 Yokohama Beer Fest. Nice deep mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Lots of prune, currant, fig, brown sugar, vanilla chocolate and malt on the nose. Taste is more of the same, with a little of the alcohol peeking out as it comes to room temperature. Really, really smooth...like a great brandy. Full bodied with a thick texture. Nice smooth long finish.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Rich, boozy, roasty, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, rich, boozy, dark fruit, caramel, slight sweetness. A damn fine Scotch ale from Alesmith.
hombrepalo (1911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle picked up in Wisconsin. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation.