LED40 (78) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Initial aroma is of roasted barley and notes of dark fruit possibly prunes or plums. Appearance is dark copper with a thin head - not too much lacing on the glass. The taste is excellent, sweet caramel and again dark fruits with enough of hops in there to balance it out with noticeable bitterness. The palate is quite thick and chewy and there is a hint of the alcohol in the after taste. Carbonation is limited in line with an old style ale. Overall this is a great beer with a lot of distinctive flavor.
Holmen2 (1659) - NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Copper/dark amber. Good beige head and lacing. Dark caramel aroma balanced with English hops. Similar taste. Well balanced. Not very carbonated. High drinkability.
MrJamesMcEwan (118) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
"A classic Scottish strong ale, dark and strongly flavoured".
Dark ale, chocolate & caramel aroma, rich like a wine but not thick taste.
allmyvinyl (5789) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a decent head and lacing. Big malt aromas, touch of alcohol, almonds, apple. Not as sweet on the taste as I thought it might be, good balance of bitterness. Some more toffee and chocolate coming through. Creamy texture, and finishes quite clean and crisp. Very enjoyable.
BeerSkull (1362) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle). The scent is slightly sour with aromas of caramel malt. The taste is sweet and malty with notes of alcohol.
ManVsBeer (5501) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Booths, Salford. Amber-red with a small bubbly head. It’s strength is evident and feels much more than the 6.7% given its slightly spirit like aroma and taste, but like many old ales there’s a clear sweetness about it too.
NordicV (1324) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brunröd öl med lättare smutsvitt skum. Doft av kola, mörkt bränt socker. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med viss fruktighet med dragning åt plommon.
mike67 (896) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, 1 year old. Pours light brown with short lived, small white head. Aroma is of sherry, caramel, chocolate and hint of hops. Body is medium and tangy. Caramel malt, herbal hops ripe cherries, pepper mint and wood fill the mouth. Finish is long, woody, peppery and dry. Very nice, complex brew.
Imaena (2004) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a big classic strong ale with all of the malt flavour and hopping to go along with it.
Bozo_skeleton (690) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrée limpide avec une très faible cargo. Petit col fuyant.
Aromes assez faibles mais agréables, fruits, caramel.
Corps moyen, légère amertume sur le final.