Canmoore (190) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL can from the LCBO (Bank & Walkley, Ottawa). Poured a clear dark brown with a huge frothy and lingering head, and massive lacing. The aroma was huge malt, with fruits and spice. The taste took me off guard, quite flavorful with lots of spice, dried fruits, and lots of smoked mash giving it a strong but pleasant scotch aftertaste. Very drinkable!!
Beerhunter111 (2880) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.
Johant1968 (3) - - FEB 11, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good bitter ale, burnt malt aftertaste. Caramel color, no sweetness in the taste for me. Nice looking and tasting beer.
AdiBeer (423) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: heavy on caramel malts. Appearance: dark clear brown, small creamy brown head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: short finish, malts again, light bitterness. Overall: used to be a big fan of this 80/-, now I find it a bit too malty. Bottle from Drinker’s Paradise, London.
mighty_meadow (140) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks nice, smells nice, tastes nice. That’s about it really. Reminds me of sitting in an old Scottish isles pub on a Sunday afternoon. Dark fruits, burnt caramel, bit earthy. Would make you feel homesick if you drank this far away from home.
UM02 (290) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nutty, caramel malt. Fairly bitter but more of a burnt malt bitterness than a hop bitterness.
dynamiteninja (1330) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber body. Dense creamy off white head. Very lively. Nutty, malts, grassy hops, red fruit, milk chocolate, aromatic, black malt, spice, toffee. A whiff of sulphur hiding in there as well. Bittersweet with some tangy sour notes. Dry finish. A nice example of the style.
Graham77 (203) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pleasant but fairly insipid 80/-. I have had this before from a cask and it was much better. This bottled version was decidedly average.
MissPxx (113) - - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice creamy taste. Not strong. Great colour. Good head. Interesting aftertaste. Grows on you. Overall quite pleasant.
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culchiem (2211) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby with a thin head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavour is rum caramel, warming on a smooth fruit finish.
triskaideka (95) - IRELAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark amber colour with white head - good body with warm, caramel flavour. Pretty good