BeerViking (2985) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wholefoods Richmond, deep amber-brown with a fast-settling head and a typical roast caramel nose with hints of orange and honey. Sweetish toasty body with touches of dark fruit and faintly of marmalade, the burnt and lightly bitter flavours taking the edge off the toffeeish sweetness.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt orange color; clear. Malt aroma comprised of dates, oily nuts, burnt honey, rich wheat bread. Basic, clean. Deep notes of old wood and mild vinegar. Plain, but satiating malt flavor. Amber honey, distant cinnamon, various aerated spices. Crisp palate; lots of crystal malt is somewhat quieter than it would seem.
sinfull (1013) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown color , medium off-white head. Aroma of malt , dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Same notes in the taste.Gentle roasted bitterness and warming aftertaste.
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Says 6.1% on the label. Pours deep red. Aroma of dark fruits especially blackcurrant. Tastes malty and fruity. Blackcurrants again. Head has totally disappeared. Quite a dry finish. Decent if not great.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not particularly memorable scottish ale. Dominated by the malts and rich in caramel and toffee. Off putting aftertaste.
Fakdaddy (29) - - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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boto (1937) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Bubba Gump NYC: This one poured a crystal clear amber color. There was a very small head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. Some spiciness and malts, but no real sweetness to the aroma. Decent enough taste. Somewhat dry, malts, spices. Pretty smooth. Not bad.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark golden color with an off white head. Aroma and flavor of subtle malt and spice.
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scores a touch low. A wee heavy this is not, but it warms up nicely to be a malty toffee and fruit forward Scottish ale. Very light smoke and hops. Finished sweet. Pleasant, if not too complex.
onceblind (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep chestnut amber with a head that recedes really quickly. Sweet raisin and lightly cherry accented toffee nose of winter ale malt. Smooth and sweet nutty flavor with some nice dates and cherries with a doughy brown malt and belgian candy sugar. Nuanced and flavorful but needed more body.