magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle, thistle glass.
Pours a dark brown, with a dissipating off-white head.
Smells of sweet malts, toffee and cherry.
Tastes of sweet roasted malt, cherries and coffee. Finishes with a slightly bitter funk.
I think I’m in love with this rather complex beauty.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a deep murky, ruddy brown with a creamy tan head. Some nice lacing. Big malty scotch ale, not peaty, but complex with dark fruits, some chocolate roast, that doppelbock malt midrange, brown sugar and a touch of the alcohol coming through as it warms. Lush mouthfeel, low carbonation, a bit drying at the finish from the alcohol.
hman43 (487) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is a dark brown with some light that gets through. It has a brown head. The aroma has toffee and coffee with cherries on the second go around. It has flavors of toffee and coffee that are combined. There are bits of cherries in the flavor as well. It is sweet, with a warming alcohol finish.
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at Kuhnhenn Summer Solstice. Thanks northernbrews! Poured into a snifter, red/brown with off-white head. Aroma of rich sweet malt, chocolate, dark fruit, peat, and booze. Taste more of the same, rich and tasty! Medium mouthfeel. Very nice scotch ale.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep murky brown from the 22oz. bottle, thin head: Aroma of hard toffee, unsweetened chocolate, nuttiness, plum, brown sugar, fig, cloves, cardamom, and coffee. Strong malted flavors of mild chocolate, coffee and spices. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Lingering finish. Drinkability: On the sweeter end. Rebuy: Yes. #276 on 09022010, DG.
Advocate_Ames (473) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is primarily of sweet malts & cherries. The taste is very good. The malts are delicious. They are sweet but not too sweet. I taste a little yeast but the cherry flavor over powers the yeast in the finish. That balances things out and doesn?t make the Big Sound real bitter. I really enjoyed this drink. I would gladly have it again.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small scotch aroma and thin brown black pour with a satisfying taste and slightly warming mouthfeel.
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awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Special thanks to danielecurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours deep brown/bronze with a fading off-white head. Nose is sweet brown malt and spices with some yeast and is overall a little faint. Taste is a pleasant surprise with rich brown malt, excellent maple syrup, brown sugar and sweet & smooth. Very, very good.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark brown tan head. Smells tastes of malt cherry caramel toffee booze mark fruits. Very nice smell. A bit thin in texture smooth finish. Just a really solid beer. On of my favs in a long time.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 750 ml bottle from whole foods. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Wonderful looking beer. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Taste is caramel malty goodness, some molasses at the backend but overall very good. Palate, a bit too much carbonation, medium mouthfeel, alcohol doesnt warm you up too much. not as good as i remembered it