Ratman197 (9870) - 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 (1922) - 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 (3714) - Connecticut, 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 (6932) - 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 (4791) - 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 (1726) - 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.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dark fruit. Good flavor, similar to the aroma.
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, dried fruits, yeast, hops, fruit and a little toffee. Flavour is light roasted malts, dried fruits, yeast, hops, fruit, caramel, toffee, chocolate and a little bitter.
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a fast disappearing off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty spicy toffee and caramel aroma. Dry roasted malty spicy caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a roasted malty spicy toffee and caramel finish.
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, peat, plums, earth. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, earthy notes, oak, peat, little dark fruits. Medium body, lively bordering to aggressive carbonation. 110512