blackradioboy (88) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Muddy dark amber. Slightly sickly sweet. Warming. Like an easier-drinking McEwans Champion, it's a not bad standby if you fancy something stronger.
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Cokemonkey11 (181) - - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Bottle, best before May 2016. Smells slightly of bleach, but mostly sweet. Pours dark caramel, medium brown head, subsiding at an average rate. Taste is yeasty, malty, and delicious. Palette slightly rough, but very inviting. Great.
JaKeAFC (679) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Deep red color, clear, creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt and cookies, plum, with fruity and woody notes and soft english hops. Licquory as it warms up. Taste is bent on the sweet side. Sticky sweet finish, earthy, quite warming.
mahkus (70) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from tesco. Big brown head. Dark red colour. Slightly nutty aroma and taste. Sufficient complexity with a good bitter bite.
Russo (1830) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with a light off-white head, keeps a thin lace. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel notes. Flavor is also sweet but with some bitterness at end. Low carbonation and body with a smooth bitterness on the end.
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eduardovl (1057) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 0.5l bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Beautiful dark amber color. Thin beige head with small retention.
S: Delicious perfume. Malt is quite strong. Honey and fruits. Yeasts in the end. Reminds a scotch whiskey in the nose.
T: Delicious taste. Bitter-sweet. Toasted malts, citric fruits (mainly grapes). Earthy yeasts and, if I’m not wrong, also some oak can be felt.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. bitter-sweet taste. Molasses sensation.
Terrific experience. That’s most probably a type of beer that could not be easily repeated outside of Scotland. I mean, it has a strong Scottish personality...
[ BA Review @ 2/21/2010 ]
didierlewallon (220) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Es una cerveza de color rojo oscuro.
Aroma a frutas oscuras, especias y lúpulos.
Sabor a frutas, malta tostada y caramelo. Final dulce y amargo picante y seco.
Esta cerveza es una excelente Ale Scotch, fantástico
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Tesco, Kirkwall. Deep ruby brown, thin short lived white head, moderate condition. Gentle vinous fruity notes, some burnt toffee, sticky malt and a little yeastiness in the nose, quite bitter in the mouth with some plummy fruit notes and a little burnt caramel, slightly woody and with a touch of spirits alcohol, finish is figgy and yeast bitter
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Ripon. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Notes of coffee, toffee, raisin and a touch of sherry. Feels boozier than it should for the strength. A little harsh.
BenOver (167) - SLOVENIA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The higher ABV procentage gives this beer a sweet aftertaste, with a lot of herbal presence. The beer is not "hard to swollow" and is excellent with meat!