KansaiBeerLvrs (1951) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bittle at the First Kinki Beer Tasting. A cloudy mellow brown with toffee & a bit of biscuit in the nose. Thin-med body, bready, mild caramel, sweet but balanced. After warming up some chocolate notes appeared...
biirusaikou (630) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty aroma, raisin. Rich malt flavor, caramel, roasted cocoa, dark cherry, biscuit, bitter sour finish. Quite deep, rich and enjoyable strong ale
Rangi (573) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice white head, deep brown poor. Tasty caramel and toasty malts straight up with just a nice fruit cake flavor lingering in the back ground. Interesting, tasty but not one of the best scotch ales I’ve ever had but hit the spot on a slightly miserable day.
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
Wombata (413) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light caramel and coffee notes
Palate: very smooth and dry--no extra baby fat.
Flavor: like the aroma--light caramel and coffee
Comment: Alcohol is well hidden on the smooth palate. Well-made.
brokensail (10808) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Dark fruit, caramel, and hints of banana up front on the nose. Particularly strong prune and grape notes, very vinous. A light peat note, some subtle roast, and cocoa powder. The flavor is very fruit forward, but surprisingly not overly sweet. Prune, grape, and raisins, perhaps some cherry. There is a lot of caramel and toffee, some banana, light peat, and mild roasted malt.
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear brownish maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel. Taste is similar, with subtle coffee.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear copper body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some peat, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light peat. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Missing something in the fullness of the body that would make this a real winner. Rich fruit cake, toffee and caramel on the nose. Similar in the mouth with some dried dark fruit. Gets much better as it warms.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong Scotch ale indeed. High powered for the style, and maybe just a bit over the top, but very complete and interesting beer. Lots of cola, chocolate and a funky Bock-like character. Some bitterness late. Drinks well both cold and at room temp.