msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Secret Santa. Pours hazed dark brown to close to black with thick tight bubbled tan head. Nice looking beer. Aromas of belgain yeast, earthy malts, raisins, and spices. Flavors of earthy dark malts, some yeasty notes, chocolate, figs, and a little spice. Body is good. Kind of like a belgain scottish ale. Liked it and so did the people I shared it with.
jackl (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while on vacation. This beer’s a deep brownish red color. The head’s massive, tan color. The nose is complex - raisins, caramel, some cherries, pumpernickel bread and hints of espresso. The taste is tangy, sweet and somewhat spicy. There’s some port alcohol on the long finish. The body’s buoyant, even light. The carbonation’s medium. Overall, a wonderful, complex beer. Very nice.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy amber with a finger thick tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, earth, plum and candy sugars. Flavor is wood, funk, alcohol and malts. Medium bodied with a nice earthy finish. Medium to high carbonation.
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich, dark chocolate in color with a huge creamy caramel tan head. The aroma is sweet malts, not much peat but still a presence, with some smokiness. The body and flavor are very well-balanced with nice flavors of the malts of a scotch ale, a bit sweet and overall pretty delicious.
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt, earhty, alcohol and smoke aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet alcohol flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is another good complex beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with copper hues and tan head. The aroma is big fruitiness from prunes and dates and raisins and then a peppery note. The taste is similar with prunes, raisins and dates but adds a more fruity like plum juice and cranberry juice note. Nice stuff with pleasing fruitiness that doesn’t get too sweet or two odd. Dunedin? They still make beer?
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the black friday tasting. brown pour, light tan head. Aroma is lightly peaty, some toasty notes, and booze. Flavor is kind of all over the place. Boozy, sweetish, light fruity notes...doesn’t come together too well.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from tricyclist- thanks, Matthew! Pours a hazy brown color with a finger of tan head consisting of tight, small bubbles. Aroma of floral notes, farmhouse funk, earth, candi sugar, plum, and roasted sweet malts. The yeast really leads the way in the nose, though. Flavor of dark malts, earth, funk, fig, wood, and some alcohol. Medium-bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The ’Scotch Ale’ tag is very misleading. This is more of a big, earthy Biere de Garde.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Black Friday Tasting. Not good. Some cough syrup. Just messy and alcoholic.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ML bottle. Aroma is some smoked peat. The aroma is better than the taste. This beer tastes a lot like Chimay Blue. Strange but true.