Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a very dark brown - close to black - with a huge and frothy light brown head. Burned caramel aroma, nuts and yeast. Rich body, nuts, burned caramel, heavy phenols and some ashes. Dry cough syrup finish. 280712
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012.
Pours deep brown with a big, staying, creamy, off-white head. Fine lacings. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, plums,light vinious, some sweet sugary notes. Medium carbonation, fine dry and rather creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has bitter chocolate, plums, nice balance. Lingering malty bitter finish. A bit warming.
Plovmand (6560) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is loads of Dark fruit and heavy malt. The flavour is light yeasty and has loads of malt and berries. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mtstewart (2) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased on a recent visit to CCB in Tampa. Dunedin in a small town on the west coast of Florida that takes its Scottish ancestry pretty serious and of course it makes sense for two Florida breweries to collaborate. I’m not a huge fan of Scottish-Style Ales to begin with, but the extra ABV does give the beer some much need complexity As a one-off, this beer is a malty delight, but it could have been better if it was a little more balanced. The extra alcohol does make it a little too sweet, but a nice take on a Scotch Ale.
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and papery with dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall it’s got a nice aroma but not digging the taste.
Palidor19 (2988) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a near perfect assortment of combination of nice malty scotch beer and the fruitiness of the bier de garde. its very flavorful with lots of flavors of figs, dates some apples plus a bit on honey. strong beer. drink with passion.
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle at Danish Invasion tasting with cgarviuk and fonefan--thanks, fellas!]
Sourish, phenolic, spicy and Belgian yeasty aroma that is complex. Clear red-black under a tawny, thick ring. Sour and sugary flavour that ends fairly dry. Spicy, with a decent bitterness and a faint diacetyl note.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Chestnut colour with a small tan head. Fruity and malty aroma, in particular red berries and raisins. Sweet malty flavour with dried fruit notes and a touch of roasted character.
brokensail (11300) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish color with an off-white head. Sweet malt aromas with plenty of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. There’s a light smokiness to it, maybe a bit of peat. Some toasted bread and a hint of roast, as well. The flavor is a blend of sweet malt and fruit with a noticeable smokiness in the background. Lightly nutty with some toasted bread, maybe a touch of alcohol as well.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A messy style-less dark ale
How: Bottle 750ml shared at a Montreal tasting. Consumed 6 months after the beer release. Bottle from GodOfThunder, stop giving me your shitty beers Jay!!!
The look: Very dark brown body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is everything but what I expect from a Scotch Ale. I got some acidity, some roast, some grassy spiciness, stuff… Taste is a clash between an awkward acidity and caramelized malts leading to a semi-dry dirt finish. WTF? A real mess, which is shame because for once this CCB brew isn’t a sugar bomb. This collaboration between Cigar City and Bruery really suck, and if I’ve offended one brewer or the other, please know that it wasn’t my intention, I was trying to offend both of you.