ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear dark red color. The head is only a finger high, and cream colored. Itís texture and retention isnít the best, nor is much lacing left behind.
S: At first, there seems to be a suggestion of light spiciness. This quickly gives way to strong caramel notes, backed by the subtlest smokiness. There is enough here to make me enjoy the aroma, but not enough to blow me away.
T: It opens up with a very light spiciness - itís more of a suggestion than an actual note, to be fair. The caramel here is handled very deftly, gradually building in intensity without going overboard. In fact, a lot of the notes here seem to be subtle rather than bludgeoning - still, theyíre defined enough to be prevalent to my scorched Earth of a plate.
M: I really like how clean and crisp this is. Despite the sweet flavor, itís well attenuated and dryish finishing. Despite that, itís quite soft and creamy. The carbonation is rather soft, and fits well with its feel.
O: This one is pretty damn tasty. Iíd even suggest it exceeded my expectations. This is one Iíd certainly drink again, if not buy by the 6-pack.
sinfull (928) - 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 (270) - 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 (3154) - 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 (12) - - 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 (1898) - 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 didnít 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 (255) - 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 (6160) - 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 (4698) - 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.
HourGlass13 (151) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt, a touch of skor candy. Flavor has that same candy like molasses, a touch of dates, and some toffee notes. Moderately thick, smooth, easy drinker. Enjoyable brew this year.
rjmc64 (24) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown pour, nice off white head. Caramel, malty nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavors... too sweet maybe? Not much depth in the flavors.