olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle.
Originally rated on 20100417.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, licorice, some ripe fruits and toffee. Flavor of licorice, dark roasted malts, ripe fruits and caramel. Decent.
maneliquor (1553) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark amber with a small off white head. Nose is very chocolate biscuit like. Well rounded with a hint of belgian yeast character. Mild chocolate in the taste with heavy biscuit. Very balanced and yeasty. Solid but not my favourite style
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Slow Beer. Even layer of light tan foam settles quickly above a ruby copper beer. Lots of malty caramel aromas assault the nose and the flavour has a malty sweetness to it. Light in the mouth for such a big beer.
davidm (1773) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Rich scotch ale, with tropical notes. Aromas of caramel, toffee, pineapple, and hint of spice. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, and long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with no head.
tcane7 (806) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Khyber. Pours clean brown with thin beige head and lacing. Nose is dominated by caramel malts with some light spice notes. Sweet caramel and toffee taste. Not my favorite style but this is solid for a scotch ale.
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Khyber. Clearish brown pour, light lace and head. Hoppy, bitter, warming in chest, good amt of malt, asparagus is a stretch. Caramel, and light chocolate. An alright scotch ale. I remember it being better out of bottle a couple years ago.
umich03jm (907) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color with almost no head. Aroma is very unique. Getting strawberries, cherries, coca-cola, caramel, chocolate, and apples. Taste is interesting. Starts off tasting like caramel covered fruit (cranberries, apples, cherries) then it finishes with cinnamon, coca-cola, and chocolate. The finish is a bit rough though and there’s a slight vegetable taste that lingers. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and a little syrupy. If this beer finished better it would be amazing. I still really like it though, very unique.
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head.
Sweet-smelling aroma with some soft earthy peat, caramel, burnt figs and a little booze.
Flavours include rich peat and dark fruit but there’es also a misplaced tangy acidic note.
Very low carbonation. Needs lots more.
Camons (3688) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours a hazy dark brown with a lasting cream coloured head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, nuts, wet wood. Flavor is malts, caramel, light licorice, nutty, wood, berries, light spice, light boozy. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol pretty nice hidden, easy drinking. 090213
hivemind (657) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ FG with e. Dark red-brown, bright blood red when held to the light. Aroma is sugary booze and some caramel. Palate is heavy caramel and light booze; medium-bodied with grainy quality. Bread, caramel, booze are my takeaways. Well-balanced and never too boozey or too malty or too grainy. Good.