brokensail (12241) - 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.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at CBC ´12....It pours clear brown with a tan head.... The aroma is caramel, roasted malt and some nuts.....The flavor is caramel, roasted malts and nuts.....some warming finish....
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol and nut. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
Ratman197 (10562) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle cvourtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of cola, carmel, fruittinesscocoa and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cola, carmel, cocoa, spice and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering malty finish.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany with big, fine-bubbled, foamy tan head / Sweet, rich nose of raisin, other dark fruit, banana, caramel, chocolate and alcohol / Medium to full body, very aggressive, champagne-bubble carbonation (swirl to dissipate), with good balance and some bitterness and heat on the finish / Lightly cooked flavors of prune, raisin, caramel, sassafras, nuts and milk chocolate / A worthwhile brew, complex but with a certain dullness to the final result.
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750, its ok, malty rich malts, high carbonation. Hey not infected! That has to could for something!
Scopey (8089) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CBC, May 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is cola, caramel, chocolate, chewy malt, dark fruit and spice. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, vinous aspect, meatiness, chewy malt, caramel, spice and lingering alcohol warmth. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A decent Scotch ale.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, light acidic notes, light smoke and dried fruit. Flavour is caramel, light smoke, nuts and dried fruit.
Rustyham (1779) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color, aroma of sweet raisins, cedar cigar boxes, and deep plummy malt. Flavor is chocolates, toffee, fruitcake. It is not as sweet as big sound and more complex. Better but still not best.