koleminer20 (189) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep red brown with a quick-dissipating white head. No lace to be found. The aroma is heavy in the smoked wood department with a beautiful caramel finish. The taste is more sweet than I'd expect for a Scotch Ale, but it's good strong on the caramel, a light fruitiness and a touch of nuttiness. The booziness is really hidden, until late in the aftertaste. It's a solid beer
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Fletchwadd (44) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red/brown pour with very small, if any off white head. Aroma is of a malty, coffee caramel. Very smooth textured body. Taste almost of a bitter roasted fruit. Decent Michigan brew. GO BLUE
BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Scottish ales. Pours a murky brown with a tan head. Roasted pecan and smoky caramel aroma and a caramel smoky apple type taste that is very interesting. Medium body and perfect carbonation and well hidden alcohol.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hubsluvsbeer: Poured a chunky floaty filled orange brown. Head was an off white ring around the edge. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Taste is caramel candy with nice malts and edgy tingle to the palate.
McWorta (366) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown colour with a light toast coloured head, fading away. Aromas of caramel, candy, sweet chocolate develop on the nose. The texture is rather thin embodying though a full bodied character showing sweet taste notes going forward with the chocolate, candy, caramel, toffee programme. The finish is long lasting and pleasant. All in all well balanced beer and pretty enjoyable! Goes well with Steak in smokey whisky marinade!
Thomasalias (311) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle from Sörmanufaktúra, Budapest. Cloudy, brown color with medium, off-white head. Cola, whiskey and hazel odor. Intensive liquoury aroma with alcohol, roasted malt, caramel and a little smoke. Light sweet taste. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Interesting, aroma with very intensive odor and aroma. It has a little whiskey feeling.
McTapps (2317) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from MrHangover - thank you a lot for my first Michigan tick I so deeply was longing for! The beer pours out in a cloudy dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Nose of malt, fruit bread and roasted chocolate chips. Taste of woods, leaves, malt, roast, nuts, bittersweet chocolate, rum, raisins, prunes and torf. Smokey hints. Not that easy but quite nice to drink, although it was little bit too roasted and smokey for me.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from mr hangover. Thank you johan! Starting off dark with loads of plums and nuts in the aroma. Thick, full bodied and bit sweetish up to the end which is quite smokey. And smoke combined with does never mean anything good.
Lore (632) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy browncolour with orange notes, some yellowish head;aroma of figs, cake, maybe some other fruits; taste of caramel cake, figs again with other fruits, malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness; alcohol is fully hidden; ok ale
inbirraveritas (1145) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 12 fl. oz.
Pours a hazy mahogany/reddish brown with a small yellowish head on its top, which leaves a thin film behind.
Smell and aroma ruled by dried plum and raisins escorted by caramel, notes of chocolate, toast and florals underpainted by alcohol, mouthfeel is sticky and syrupy.
Finish is long and dry with liqueur, wood, toast, hops and tart fruits.
Serious, complex, well enjoyable.