coolfunnj (284) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a deeply malty aroma mostly caramel and toffee based.a bit of smoke as well..dark red brown clear liquid,thin tannish head..tastes pretty much like the aroma sweet in its own way but quickly dissipating finish and a bit insubstantial,the flavors good,but the brew is slightly thin and watery compared to other winter ales..its not bad but a little extra texture and strength is missing
GBZ59 (818) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 355ml. Copa Thistle de Gordon´s. Color ámbar rojizo con tintes rubí a contraluz y apariencia algo velada. Espuma bronceada, corona tupida con bastante buena retención que deja encajes en las paredes. Aromas intensos de maltas caramelo, toffee y dulces de caramelo con trazos de caña de azúcar y melazas. Entrada azucarada y tostada. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación moderada aunque chispeante. Aguada y azucarada en el intermedio con leve amargor herbáceo en el intermedio. Final dulzón/amargo y ligeras notas de licor de hierbas en el retrogusto.
12floz. bottle. Gordon´s Thistle glass. Reddish amber color, ruby tints to the light & chill haze appearance. Tan froth & close crown showing fairly good retention & leaving lacing on sides. Intense caramel malt, toffee & candy aromas, hints of sugar cane & molasses. Sugary & toasted upfront. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Watery & sugary with a low herbal bitterness in the middle. Dry sweet/bitter finish & slight herbal liquor notes on the aftertaste.
allmyvinyl (1002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from appellation wines. Pours a chestnut brown with a thick white head, good lacing. Classic Scottish 80/ aromas, raisins, toffee, light chocolate notes. Taste is medium sweet and very light bitter. Palate has a creamy texture, light carbonation, long sweet finish. Very nice.
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark amber color, off-white creamy head. Malty aroma, roastiness, dark fruits cacao. Flavor is also malty with roasted malt bitterness, cacao poder, dark chocolate.
Celikelf (63) - TURKEY - SEP 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is a nice beer that you should try once. Buy it is not one of my favorite beers.
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Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Clear mahagony colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Minimally spicy malty aroma has a touch of roast, toffee, burnt caramel. Taste is minimally sweet and spicy malty, cautious hints of toffee, rock sugar, Ovomaltine, soy sauce. Aromatic, fairly intense, but not really tasty.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
i got this at a deli, and god knows how it’s been handled. i’d guess poorly, based on the bits of solids in suspension. i’ve had this in better shape, and i’ll definitely re-rate when i can get a fresh bottle or pint. but... sweet malt note, almost creamy nose. deep amber color. solid body. creamy aspect to the flavor, not bitter. some oxidation. there’s some bitterness in the finish. this one is just past its prime, not handled well.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish Brown, Good Head, Some Lacing. Toasted, Sweet Malt, Caramel, Toffee. Medium Body. Decent.
bigaddie (70) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose filled with caramel notes but has a dilute flavor to it's odor. Not much happening apart from that. The appearance is good, maybe a little foggy with average lacing.
The taste is really dilute. One would expect more malts and flavor in general. It's not bad but nothing memorable either. Towards the end it gets a little creamy and caramely.
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Reimer96 (836) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber color with red hues and a small frothy white head. Aroma of rich marries otter malts, sweet caramel, brown sugar and a hint of spicy floral hops. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, toast and a light bitterness on the finish. High carbonation in this one gives it a rather thin feel bit the appearance and Aroma of this beer is brilliant.