mR_fr0g (2847) - 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 (13564) - 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 (10254) - 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 (2278) - 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 (8170) - , 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 (2859) - 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 (2114) - 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.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Ron. Thanks! Pours brown with a 4 finger creamy tan head. Smoky, peaty, scotch like aromas. Scotch, dark fruits and red wine flavors. Overall a very good scotch ale.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from smith4498, thanks Jason! Pours a deep brown colored body with a bit of a ruby hue. Inch thick, foamy and frothy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty malty sweet with a good amount of raisin, cherry, berry fruits. Some deep caramels and toffees, a light toast, and a touch of chocolate with a bit of a clove and phenolic, spicy yeast. Flavor is malty sweet with deep caramels and toffees as well as plenty of dark fruits. Lots of raisins with some cherry and a light berry note. Some spicy yeast with a light clove, smoke, and pepper in the middle before some chocolate comes out with a light biscuit and light roast. Finishes fairly dry from the roast and yeasty spice, but pretty sweet from all the caramel, dark fruits, and light chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, this was okay, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. Pretty sweet with lots of dark fruit, caramel, and a light chocolate balanced with a Belgian yeast that never really brought this together for me. I like the light roast towards the end, but this is a hybrid that didn’t really do it for me. Okay.