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.
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.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark nut brown with a large dark sand coloured/pale brown head. The aroma holds grassy hops, dark caramel, brown sugar, dark syrup, dark bread, roast, anise, touch of smock, bubble-gum, damp basement, wet soil, meat, dark fruit (plums and prunes) and some light fruits (pears). Too much alcohol on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of anise, liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, dark caramel, light smoke, dark bread, grassy hops, light funky yeast, touch of fruits, grapes and phenols. The mouthfeel is round, fairly soft and a bit numbing (from the alcohol) with a light carbonation. Funky, light fruity, grassy, nutty, brown sugary and spicy/phenolic yeasty finish. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours hazy wooden brown with a huge frothy brownish beige head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, malty and spicy with roasted malts, caramel, charred wood, rye flour, pears, fruit toffee, grass, dry soil, resin, sweet liquorice candy, honey, dark grapes, alcohol, peated whisky, dark bread, English fruit cake and orange peal. Taste is sweet, tiny sour, malty and fruity with sweet dark bread, prunes, alcohol, fruit toffee, orange zest, dark grapes, peated whisky, resinous wood, red wine, moist soil, black pepper, salty liquorice and hints of sheet metal. Mouthfeel is slightly round, slightly, slightly boozy, tiny tart, and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly sour and fruity with dark bread, plums, grapes, peat, resinous wood, orange peal and alcohol.
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2011, thx to Jeppe!, complex Scotch, spicy/roasted and slightly malty/bitter, not balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a murky brown with a bit of mahogany around the edges and a finger of thick frothy tan-brown head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet toasted caramel and toffee malts with some raisin and dark fruits with a bit of yeast and booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet toasted caramel and toffee malts with some plum, raisin, and other dark fruit sweetness. Through the middle, some yeast flavor comes through with some caramelized flavor. The finish is a mix of caramelized malts, with some dark fruit and yeast flavor, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch syrupy with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice scotch ale. Good rich and bold malt profile with good body and balance.
hivemind (711) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at James’ a few months ago. Thanks James. Black pour with a brown head. There is a little sweet chocolate in the taste along with notes of nuts and booze.
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.
The beer is a dark, chestnut brown hue with an inch of dense, beige head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a light smokiness, toffee, malt, dark fruits. Some raisin notes in the flavor with hints of chocolate. Smoky notes balance the sweetness from dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. Lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and dark fruits. A bit sweet to drink more than a snifter. A great beer for sharing with a few folks.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2011