Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Victory Nonick... OCCASION: a beer much sought after... APPEARANCE: dark brown body that displays HUGE chunks of sediment--been sitting too long? thick, chunky off-white head offers formidable lacing... AROMA: brilliant buttery, big malt aroma with dampened caramel and candy sugars; somewhat earthy, grainy but difficult to lay a nostril to...PALATE: smooth, thin and mellow--the mouth is refreshed as much as it’s engaged; slightly warming as the glass drains...TASTE: sweet and malty; a brown ale’s subtlety with fleeting fervor--a bit of barleywine funk at the end; low to no hop impression... OVERALL: the initial shock of floating substance (something I had not dealt with since the "claw" incident in Heavy Seas’ Saison art the shore a decade ago) still makes this review tainted; I have little doubt this rates better than I afforded it, but to rate authentically, I cannot be betray the experience itself...I may have to find another distributor to ascertain the true quality of this beer...
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, nuts, and raisons; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Originally rated 31012012. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, sweetness, chocolate and malts.
pomko (195) - UKRAINE - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber in color with a thin tan head. Burnt toast, sweet brown sugar, plum liqour in aroma. Slightly burnt brown sugary notes, plum liqour sweetness and light wooden smoky notes in taste. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
TH28 (104) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is deep ruby red, with a small off white foam cap. Aroma is rich toasted malt, a little smoky, and some butteriness (diacetyl). Taste is rich caramel and toasted malt, toffee, and buttery. Only a slight bit of alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a nice creamy viscosity and low to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a tangy, lingering crystal malt flavor on the tongue
danielyabu (1154) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
average creamy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick ruby body. aroma: heavy malt, dark bread, caramel, coke. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light acidic bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, light astringent alcoholic finish. Aroma ligeiramente azedo surge como elemento de preocupação no estilo. O restante do aroma não foi muito convidativo para a degustação da cerveja. Saboroso dulçor maltado, permeado por leve aquecimento alcoólico, bem adequado para a tarde fria de inverno que escolhi para degustá-la. Leves amargor e acidez finais balanceiam bem o dulçor que seria enjoativo sem esses pontos de fuga. Ainda assim, tal acidez não deveria constar no estilo e foi considerada como leve falha. 90 s
AdiBeer (1005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet notes, caramel malts, bread, light iron. Appearance: dark clear amber, medium beige frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: caramel malts, molasses, bread and cereal malts, light carbonation, remaining sweet throughout, average-long finish. Overall: great Scotch Ale, fantastic palate. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Olten.
bosta (112) - SLOVENIA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle. Pours dark amber color with biege head. Nice sweet aroma of resins, port wine, candid fruit and scotch. Nice mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Kita (1027) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear dark ruby brown color with medium frothy tan-like head, good lacing and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, toffee and herbs. Taste starts with moderate sweet and rich toasted malt, follows by fruity acidity with scotch and earthy notes, warming mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, thick texture and average spartkling appearance. Wee, that’s awesome...
terefere (211) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours dark dark amber, clear, large frothy head. Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices, raisins and plums. Taste: roasted malts, butterscotch, caramel, dark fruits, hint of coffee. Oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Excellent beer.
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 25oz bottle ton shaker. Pour is a deep dark copper with a thin head. Nose is malt, caramel, light hop, earthy. Taste is light bitter, light body. Finishes clean.