monsieurd (7) - - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dolce e amaro si abbinano in modo perfetto in questa birra dal sapore fresco ed energizzante.
RhetoricalAns (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown amber with a ruby tinge. Thin tan head. Aroma, of roast malt, licorice, vanilla, nuts. Taste has more roast and nut with some earthiness.
DialSquare (2938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Talmadge Andersons in Toledo. Dark brown pour with orange tint and tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, roasted malts. Tastes are dark bread, licorice, soy, rich chocolate, molasses, toffee, honey, smoke, coffee, herbal. Lots going on obviously. Nicely balanced.
robto (30) - Belas, PORTUGAL - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 33cl bottle from ceveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a brownish black colour with a pretty decent beige head that doesn’t last for long. Aroma is whiskey, roasted and caramel malts, licorice, soy sauce, raisins and other dark fruits, oaks, some dark chocolate and some coffee. Taste is very sweet, roasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruits, some coffee and vanilla, oaks, some honey and alcohol warmth. It has a light body, low carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice Scotch Ale, but just a little bit too sweet for my taste.
espenra (884) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Best before 2013-05-24. Batch 166. It poured a black colour with about a centimeters high light brown foamy head that settled down fast. Aroma is earthy with notes of ripe red fruits, alcohol, oak and dark roasted malts. Faint honey notes. Flavour is smooth. First impressions is oak and alcohol, but dark malts show up after a short while. Liqorice. Some red fruits. No honey. Aftertaste is rather short.
Considering I tasted this about 18 months after the best before date had passed the beer was still very nice.
stevoj (2340) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours out a nice dark, muddy brown, small skin of a beige head. Mild nutty, earthy aroma, hint of savory spice. Taste comes in with slightly sweet malts, light warmth and tingling at the back of the throat. Lingering spicy palate.
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at wvrst. Mild smoke aroma. Very dark brown body with wisp of head. A tad of peat and significant smoke yet well balanced. Good for style and good drinkability.
Scottishchris (251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the hive. Dark tan, very little head. Curranty, pudding nose, definitely scotch ale. Fruity caramel and raisin taste. Some liquorice and underlying honey. Sweet and dry finish. Fine.
trotwood (34) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I were to make a blind test, I would say it’s bock. Dark brown color. Fine and intensive aroma of plums, malts and honey. Alcohol is well covered.
gopherfan99 (621) - CROATIA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours nearly black with a small beige head; sweet aroma of cocoa, vanilla, nuts, and hints of honey and bread; taste is sweet malt, chocolate, cocoa and coffee with a little bit honey and nuts; finish dry; not too much bitterness over all; good scotch ale
SilverfoX (417) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
cereal, chocolate, soy sauce, looks a bit like cola, very silky smooth quite sweet with a nice warming afterglow, flavours of chocolate and soy sauce.