petewhitley (492) - Nagoya, - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, flat, astringent. Not very appealing to look at, akin to the blackest dirty water you’ve ever seen. Sweet smelling, like a chocolate coffee concoction you might find at Starbucks. Taste isn’t too special, would probably be better with a slightly lower a.b.v.
L_Lovecraft (159) - - JUN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, bit roasted, red fruits, deep brown with reddish reflections with a huge and quite persistant tan head, medium body, medium carbonation, a bit watery, roasted and red fruits...not an extraordinary scotch ale but see his scottish power in a thistle.
allmyvinyl (9046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear ruby with a thin, creamy head. Aromas of toffee and faint herbs. Taste is sweet, toffee. Herbal finish.
jamestulloch (3212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear amber/brown body with a medium beige head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of Frazzles, nuts and earth. Flavour of caramel, roasted malt, plum and butterscotch. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Really well balanced. A luxurious treat.
alex_leit (1744) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Red-brown color with light beige foam. Aroma: malty, honey, caramel and dark malt, a little wine. Taste: good maltiness, wine and sweet caramel.
SanDiego1 (42) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore rame, abb limpida. schiuma fine e mediamente persistente. Aroma di caramellato, frutta secca, cereale. al palato corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di frutta caramellata, caramello, cereali e finale terroso.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Bier-Bienne - bright and clear dark ruby-brown beer under a creamy beige foam left, long lasting; aroma of toffees and cherries, hints of leather and molasses; creamy and velvety palate, fairly sweet, lively and tasty; long cherryish, toasted, spicy finish with notes of figs, residual sugars and some apparent alcohol
Stuu666 (9791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours deep brown, nose is malty, dark fruits, caramel, taste is sweet, rich, fruity.
CH-303 (1902) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, hint of red? Small tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, slight prunes and wood.
Taste: Dark malt, oak, burnt, slight dark fruit. Nice.
Bought: Gift from Julien C - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 25/9-2015, BB: 3/12-2015
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Amber pour. Toffee and orange aroma. Low carb, sweet and malty, some odd fermentation notes that dissipate, toffee, spice, herbs, fruit,
chinchill (4001) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
The spicy and malty aroma suggests a sweet ale, which this is for a moment, but there are enough hops and dark roasted grains to leave a mildly bitter finish and aftertaste. References to fruit cake are not unfounded, but this has plenty of the cake and other things, and limited fruitiness. The lingering aftertaste carries notes of black coffee and baked raisins.
Feel: full body with medium+ carbonation and more evidence of alcohol than I;d prefer.
O: a rich and relatively complex Scotch Ale with some Robust Porter characteristics.