slowrunner77 (10099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 "slight cherry my #$%! this was odd in a wat that only a few breweries can pull off. luckily for us, CC is one of them. Kind of a cross between a good, traditional scotch ale with dark fruit and hints of smoke, and Cuvee de Tomme with it’s cherry-twang thing going on. the fruitiness was not subtle in the aroma or flavor, as the label would have you beleive, but was quite enjoyable. I am now intrigued by the bourbon version of this brew..."
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown to black with tan heAad. Very nice stout thin like carbonation. Big big rich malt and caramel. So silky smooth with slihjy alcohol warmth. This is such a wonderful brew. A++++
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well done. Nicely made scotch from CCB. Heavy malt aroma with plenty of caramel. Flavor is loads of roasted and caramel malt, chewy for sure. Mild bite from the alcohol but not crazy. Actually, it’s pretty damn drinkable
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, molasses and had a hint of smoke. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, toasted malts, molasses and had some notes of chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Batch #3, Vintage 2010. Rich mahogany in colour with a long lasting beige coloured head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, some toffee, lots of peat and earth, woody, dark fruits. Flavour is very peaty, some smoke, highly sweet, lots of caramel malts, dark fruits, christmas cake, burnt. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, some smoke. Its alright but didn’t have the punch that I was looking for. Meh.
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was so-so in my opinion. Malt aroma and flavor was to be expected, but I didn’t grasp the depth of flavors. Maybe my taste buds were having an off day. Some caramel notes. Finish had bready malts without too much sweetness. Ho hum.
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. caramel brown with a small brown head. Brown sugar, nuts, and a little smoke in the nose. Theses notes carry through the flavour as well, where they are joined by some bread and a touch of booze. Great body. Very well constructed beer.
Inbreak (4575) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
07.04.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Big fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, dark fruits, grass, oak, sorrel, sugar, almond cake, butterscotch, chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, grapes, dark fruits, sugar, butterscotch, grass, almond cake, chocolate, sorrel. Little bitterness, slightly harsh mouthfeel. Very boring!
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown body, small bubbly off-white head. Nose is mild oxidized port tones, caramel, toffee, hints of raisins, cereals and mild smoke. Taste is caramel, toffee, nougat, mild port tones, hints of nuts, vanilla and biscuits. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Pretty nice, but not fantastic.
Lothore (622) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep brownish hue with a small, coffee head which dissipates rather quickly.
S- Smell is very big, lots of caramel, hints of roasted malt, coffee and brown sugar.
T- Taste starts off with sweet, smooth caramel and leads into a bit of an acidic coffee flavor that ends very balanced.
M- Thick with carbonation on the high side of medium.
D- This seems like a hybrid of a scotch ale and an imperial stout to me. While scotch ales aren’t my favorite, this one got my attention and I enjoyed it.