Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Fergus, 30/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown vergeing light black with a good size tan head that retains very well ... looks the bollocks this one!
Nose carries sweet sugars, dark fruits, spice, syrup, light wood notes, a touch of plastic.
Taste comprises sweet dark sugars, syrup and fig pudding, dates, toffee, hint of spice.
Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a sweet boozey finish.
HenrikO (27) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and boozy, generic spice notes, dark fruit, dried fruit (figs & dates).
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Black with caramel tones big beige head. Yeasty belgian phenolic aromas. Caramel and raisins with a slight tart finish. Not sure if this should be called a scotch ale. The fermentation character is that of a belgian strong ale.
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Dark brown beer with lasting beige head. belgian yeast. more a belgian strong than a scotch ale. Choc and belgian yeast quite malty. ok
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Somewhat hazy amber beer with a huge lasting beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, raisins, biscuits, toffee notes. Malty vinous flavor, roasted, caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, warming alcohol, red berries, floral notes.
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a gusher that looks like shaken cola but the head doesnt fade. Aroma is candi sugar, hay, nuts and toast. Taste medium heavy sweet but not cloyingly so. Dryish finish saves it. Not too bad.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to MarkWise. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of burnt caramel malt, burnt brown sugar, dried dark fruits and burnt butterscotch toffee. Medium body.
jesperhammer (2892) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-NOV-2012, From Ølbutikken, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place.
Dark, dark brown with lasting tan head.
Malty, slightly tart.
Fruity, malty, caramel, bread, drired fruit, sweet.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, heavy dark caramel sweetness, a bit of chocolate toffee. Flavor is big and malty. Some roast, some caramel, some lightly burnt sugar. Tasty beer.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance : Deep amber with small head.
Aroma : Caramel with light brown sugars. Light hops.
Taste : Caramel, brown sugars. Dry finish with caramel and some butterscotch. Light hops.
Overall : Fairly simple and straight forward. Nice caramel but a bit too dry especially for a Scotch Ale.