argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle. Large tan head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cola/caramel, some cocoa, peat. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cola, cocoa, faint peat. Effervescent medium-full body.
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Fergus. Pours rich brown with a sturdy, tan cream head. Big tangy berry nose, boozy malts, hints of cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, dark berries, light earth, some brown sugar, dark bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, some faint and dry cocoa, mellow tangy fruits. Decent stuff, though not very depthy.
Theydon_Bois (9729) - 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 (3669) - 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 (14021) - 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 (11349) - Göteborg, 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 (2434) - 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 (8783) - , 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 (3034) - 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.