BaroneBirra (350) - Gorizia, - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 bottle, pours deep black with tan head, short lasting. Alcohol and plums liquor aroma. Sweet plums, alcohol and malts taste. caramel and candy fruits aftertaste.Pasty mouthfeel, full body.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is clove, honey, molasses, toasty malts and toffee. Taste is rich and almost chewy in mouthfeel. Lots of thick rich malts with caramel and dark sugars to boot. Finishes with light tartness and slight liquor burn. Appearance is black with a thin light brown head that retains fairly well.
UXO (997) - CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear brown with one finger of dense creamy tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: butterscotch, dark fruit, honey, chocolate, earthy hops, light smoke. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly slick body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering lightly boozy finish. (3/5)
I hesitated before buying this, given my typical attitude towards the style. But this? This is interesting. Unlike so many of the style, it’s not at all peaty, and the smooth maltiness comes across as a mild brown sugar, or maybe molasses. It’s sweet, but not overly so. Definitely one of the top examples of this style I’ve tried to date. (15/20)
kryon (2016) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky brown with medium brown head
Aromas of butterscotch, dried fruits, caramel, wee bit medicinal alcohol
Taste has butterscotch, vinuous dried fruits, heavy malty backbone, sweet fruits, caramel
jeevan (190) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home bought from Scotmid in Granton. Looks are nice. Deep and dark with a tan creamy head. Aromas of caramel sugar, prunes and some booze implied warmth. Rich dark fruity flavours. Brown sugar. Lowish carbonation. Smooth texture.
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Slight cloudy deep amber colour, medium off-white head, good retention. Mostly malty aromas, some caramel, biscuit, a touch of chocolate, some earthy and herbal hop notes. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, lightly toasted malts, mild bitterness. Medium body, slick texture, moderate carbonation, smooth finish. Nice ale.
AleRider78 (328) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Highlander Pub. Pours a good size frothy brownish head and dissipates to a thin head. Has a deep dark amber appearance. Pretty good lacing. Aromas are light roasted malt, toffee and caramel. Flavours are mostly malts, hints of coffee and chocolate. There’s a little bit of the rum hints in the mix. A fairly sweet finish on the palate. Good retention. Nice slick and slightly oily mouthfeel.
JeyAre (232) - - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Expired since July. Nice dark color, pretty heavy taste, quite sweet. Too sweet for my taste
IPAholic (98) - Prague 8, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Beergeek, Prague. black color. light head. caramely resiny aroma. rich malty sweet flavour. pleasant long afterflavor.
angelkostvo (968) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, honey, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quick dissipating beige foamy head atop an opaque deep brown body. Nose of smokey malt. Very good body. Considering I’m not a huge Scottish fan but this is great stuff. Flavour has it all - mellow wooden cask, vanilla, nice toasty malt, brown sugar and smoke. Very nice. Congrats!