77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of Sebletitje. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Very dark blackish brown with a thick tanned head. Nose is sweet mocha, slightly vinous, sweet chocolate, coffee and German chocolate pie. Taste is sweet chocolate, light booze, warming, roast, chocolate pie, dark fruits, sweet coffee and liquorish,… Body is a bit cocoa power style. Very delicious but Scotch Ale as the style???
Palidor19 (3113) - 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.
jesperhammer (3788) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-NOV-2012, From Ølbutikken, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place.
Dark, dark brown with lasting tan head.
Malty, slightly tart.
Fruity, malty, caramel, bread, drired fruit, sweet.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Black with caramel tones big beige head. Yeasty belgian phenolic aromas. Caramel and raisins with a slight tart finish. Not sure if this should be called a scotch ale. The fermentation character is that of a belgian strong ale.
slowrunner77 (8390) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"June ’13. Big, interesting brew. Reddish brown, big aroma and flavor of dark fruit, brown sugar, light somoke and alcohol. There is a faint tartness to the flavor that is different than the lemony astringency sometimes present in scotch ales. Bready notes on the finish as well. Lots going on in this one. Hard to get out here in the west, but i hope to try again."
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while on vacation. This beer’s a deep brownish red color. The head’s massive, tan color. The nose is complex - raisins, caramel, some cherries, pumpernickel bread and hints of espresso. The taste is tangy, sweet and somewhat spicy. There’s some port alcohol on the long finish. The body’s buoyant, even light. The carbonation’s medium. Overall, a wonderful, complex beer. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... Deep black ... thin thin tan head ... dark sweet malts ... dark fruit nose ... juicy malts ... sweet blackberry toffee malts ...3.6
finishing the bottle of later ... deep dark black brown ... thin tan lacing ... dark berry blackcurrant fig nose ... little too fizzy ... deep sweet toffee malts ... figs raisins ... hint of chocolate ... 34.0
nuplastikk (5371) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle brought back from FL. Deep opaque brown-black with a massive beige head. Fruity aroma, some funky Saison undertones. Rich and bold, a lot of depth. Chocolate, caramel, fruity amber malt, spicy funky yeast tones. Great mouthfeel, soft champagne carbonation. Some champagne tones, with the alcohol clearly showing. Not unlike a Scottish Wee Heavy, but amped up..more going on. A somewhat boozy Belgian Scotch Ale. Bold and unique, quite a treat.
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.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ CBC’13.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, some brown sugar, toffee and some licorice. Flavor of sweet ripe fruits, caramel malts, some toffee notes, mild chocolate and licorice. Extremely nice.