alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at work. Poured toffee brown, with a off white tanned head, visible carbonation. Aroma of peat and brandy, with a big hit of alcohol, a bit unpleasant. Tasted like arse at first, but that’s because it was straight out of the fridge, so I let it sit for 10 minutes to let the taste and the VERY strong carbonation settle down. A fair bit of peat in the flavour, very smoky, no hops at all (which is exactly what you want in this style), some raisins and mild malt underneath and an alcohol flavour hit reminiscent of good brandy. Smoke and malt finish with good lastability, left behind a nice tongue coated sensation. Didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me with every mouthful, and it has one hell of an alcohol kick, a 6 pack of these would lay you out cold! Excellent stuff, will be high on the list of beers to drink on a cold night.
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at "The Hunting Club" tent south bank Brisbane on June 21, 2013, during the food fair.
Hazy brown color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit smoked taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, sweet, some alcohol scent.
Unm4rk3d (82) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its an easy drinking beer, for a scotch ale seems kind of weak. Chocolate taste, with a soft alcoholic after taste. Beware easy drinking!
fletchfighters (1235) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a dark reddish brown color, half finger head that died quickly and was just a little larger than a light brown film. Lots of bubbles at first until the beer settled down.
S-- Malty and sweet. A very earthy smell. Dark chocolate and cherries. Smells thick and do get get the alcohol smell but it is hidden some. Molasses and stone fruit. Great nose!
T-- Sweet, malty and thick. Molasses hit me off the bat, also dark cherries and some dark chocolate or cocoa. Alcohol is there in a big way.
M-- Sits with you for a while and does have a bit of a burn ofter going down. Dark cherries are very strong in the mouth and in the finish. Much better beer warm and far more potent at room temperature. Not very carbonated and in a way syrupy.
D-- Yes the Alcohol is very evident in this (8%) but very drinkable. Would suggest this for the late fall and winter. Very warming and mouth filling. Have to like that this style was even attempted. More Kudos for that. Worth finding and trying. Very nice and does show that Australian brewers can do some really good things but the problem is have to go dig for them.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cola like with a light brown head. Nose shows roasted biscotti, caramel and cola. Taste is very biscuity with chocolate undertones and more cole like notes. Slightly spritzy and very easy going. Nice beer
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sparse off-white head over a clear dark garnet body. Aroma-taste-molasses, raisins, alcohol-smokey/tar, just on the sweet side of balanced-not hop aroma or flavour-with a dry smokey finish. Mdium bodied.
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 19/2/2012. Pours a dark amber/brown with little head. The aroma includes, prunes, raisins, toffee and some scotch. In the mouth, it’s quite sweet with toffee, caramel and dark fruits prominent. There’s a decent slightly sour citric bitterness at the back. The texture is quite syrupy but it goes down quite easily for 8%. Unusual and rather enjoyable.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet toffee and woody, with an elusive touch of smoke that tantalisingly creeps around your mouth.
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Candy sweetness, smokey, peated malts, vineous, candy sugar, ryebread, light british hops. Far too sweet.
joergen (23360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty and herbal. Dark roasted malty and lingering breadish malty. Light smoked too. Dry leathery and smoked finish.