Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin receding brown head. In aroma, chocolate, soy sauce, torrefied coffee, and burned caramel. In mouth, a sweet burned caramel, yeaty notes, coffee in final, nice, sweet and smooth. Bomber shared with Probstk, GRM, Mike H and Ian G, June 5 2011.
Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Dark red brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sweet-sourish, with sone alcohol and something weird. Hmm average body and carbonation. Don’t really like it.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of Joey. Thanks! Pours a dark slightly hazy reddish bronze color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, green apple, red apple and other fruity notes. Taste is toffee, caramel, leafy and bitter hop notes and a fruity apple finish. A hint of chocolate. Full bodied. This is a damn good beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334 at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is light butyric acid, raisin, prune, chocolate and caramel malt, alcohol, metal, and little hops. Flavor is moderate sweet caramel malt, prune, dates, alcohol, low hops, fruity esters, and chocolate. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet finish though not cloying.
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown dense head. aroma of caramel and sweetness. Cocoa, fruits and spice notable. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, cocoa and spice. Medium bodied. Dry light grapy caramel in the end.
Bov (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - pours a very dark brown almost black beer; persistent dark beige foam; aroma of coffee and ginger, pretty metallic notes; very malty and thick, sweet and with a low bitterness; very long malty and caramelish finish with notes of coffee and nuts
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: July 11, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy head
Aroma: earthy dry caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthyness, light smoke
Date: March 05, 2012
Score: 2.9 to 3.1
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, light chocolate, fleeting touch of tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, light smokyness
Overall: getting better
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small tan head. Aroma is very deep, with scotch, wood, toffee and caramel malts, and some dark fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, with toffee, sweet caramel and lots of sweet dark cherries. Not much of the scotch on the flavour, just a lot of rich caramel and highly sweet notes without being cloying. Very enjoyable slow sipper.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, sweet flavour with roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee hints. Finished sweet.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sent to my by tpd975. Great great scotch ale. Very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is full of great caramel malt, nuts, fruit and some brown sugar. The body of this beer is beyond amazing. Coats the mouth like very few beers can dream of. The flavor is just loaded with every imaginalbe malt flavor you can name. Caramel, toffee, fruit, vanilla, chocolate, wood, roast, brown sugar, man oh man. Wayne and Joey are seriously cranking out some amazing beers. but what do I know, I am just a homer.