mikkopen (820) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown colour, tan head. Sweetish roasted malty aroma with chocolate and some fruity and sour notes. Roasted malt, coffee notes and sweet chocolate in the flavour. Tasty.
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and cocoa. Flavor is malty, coffee and dark chocolate. Smokey in the finish, hint of tobacco flavor too.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-07-03. Black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Aroma is relatively modest but fairly roasty. Flavour is similar, dry roast throughout. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Moderately bitter, dry roasty finish is a bit more roasty than my preference. Bottle at Cairngorm brewery, Aviemore
doradobotella (92) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apariencia: Color negro intenso con una capa de espuma cremosa, abundante y duradera.
Aroma: Sutil y agradable a malta tostada y chocolate con toques a mocca o incluso ahumados.
Sabor: Muy bien compensado que recuerda al café y termina con un amargor ligeramente seco.
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish black when held to the light. Thin tan head, chocolatey aroma. Slightly thin and oily mouthfeel, toast & nuts, detectable hops on the finish (traditional?), nice & moreish.
uckelman (238) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Dufftown at a Taste of Speyside. Black. Huge structural tan head. Aroma is roasted, toasted, hint of smoke and ash. Medium body. Aftertaste is dark malt and dark chocolate.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle kindly shared by Stefan at a rating session. The body is black as pitch. Tan-coloured head, diminishing to a remaining layer. Loose lacing. Roasted dark malts to the nose with moderate hints of liquorice. Slightly roasted taste with a touch of dried fruits and earth, mid-sweet. Roasted ending as well. Smooth and nice in the mouth, a little thin bodied though (Tårnrommet, Tromsø 15.05.2014).
Scottishchris (167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick rate. Dark dark brown, thin tan fuzzy head. Loads of coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. Tasty.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown. It’s very sweet, w a fair bit of butter that might in smaller quantity add roundness but here is really too much.
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Meny Oslo City. Tanned finger-thick cream head. Near black body with ruby edges. Coffee up front, set off by a whiff of dark dried fruits and mild earthy hops. Creamy mouthfeel, good body. Soft bitter-sweet malt flavor. Creamed coffee and gentle roast. Mellow coffee-accented malt finish. Another well-crafted bottle (i.e. pasteurised and filtered) from Cairngorm.