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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Collaboration with Dunedin Brewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Great Lacing S: Raisins, Mild Toffee T: Raisins, Brown Sugar, Mild Plum M: GRAND carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, SemI Drying Overall, a decent scotch ale with a belgian flair to it...drinkable but somewhat mild too and heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
From a 0.75l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a near clear dark brown one with a not so good looking beige islandy top. The nose is light acidic and sweet. Some red sour berries, licorice and dark malts. Somehow I’m really liking this aroma. Great drinkability. Lovely flavors, light acidic with both dry licorice, red wine barred notes and some chocolate paper. Acidic and lasting finish here. It’s not sour, but woody acidic with a strong sweetness that’s balancing it. 03.05.2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing! bottle sampled @ RBBSG II Pours a deep, dark brown with a large, thick reddish brown head. Smell is huge caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar. The taste is big - similar to the nose with licorice and roasted malt on the back end. Medium/full bodied and nicely carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, raisins, light mocha and yeasty banana. Quite sweet. Sweet flavour, caramel, light sour touch. Raisins and some desert wine notes. Finish sweet, raisins, fruits, cacao powder and a hint of bitterness.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Seba!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Dark pour. Big tan head. Not much lacing. Big caramel and malt aroma. Taste is a malt bomb with notes of vanilla and caramel. Smooth and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8204) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - bottled: VII/2011 (2013-719) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark red brown beer, huge beige irregular head, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, mocha and caramel, some chloride (age?), sugary, banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, pretty sweet and sour, brown sugar, some banana, mocha, little bitter. Aftertaste: red fruits, bit earthy, bitter touch, banana peel, some citrus, mocha, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Very dark brown color, small beige head. Smell malts, caramel, a touch of sweetness, dark fruits, raisins. Taste malts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, slightly sweet due to the fruits and maybe a touch of alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2013
75cl bottle, courtesy of ibrew2or3. Ambrée-brune, col épais beige laissant un filament doré au verre. Arôme fruité noir que l’on attend pour ce style. Sucré moyen, malté léger avec un petit côté biscuité, grillé. Palais présente un fruité noir conséquent entre raisin sec et date. Sucre brun subtile avec un malté chocolaté. Remarquable de cette bière est son profil profond fruité noir avec un 9% conséquent que l’on ressent bien. Ici, une version se rapprochant de la Big Sound Scotch Ale mais qui manque juste ce petit qcq chose en plus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 11, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head with a significant alcohol nose. The alcohol taste is mild and is masked with a chocolate and dark malt build.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of Sebletitje. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Very dark blackish brown with a thick tanned head. Nose is sweet mocha, slightly vinous, sweet chocolate, coffee and German chocolate pie. Taste is sweet chocolate, light booze, warming, roast, chocolate pie, dark fruits, sweet coffee and liquorish,… Body is a bit cocoa power style. Very delicious but Scotch Ale as the style???

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