ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, 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 (890) - 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 (3443) - 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
Papsoe (25063) - 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 (12027) - 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 (7812) - 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 (4372) - 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 (3151) - 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 (2925) - 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.