yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown/amber with little head. Bourbon and malty roasted aroma. Fullbodied. Sweet and malty, spiced and somewhat bourbon flavoured. Goes malty dry in the finish.
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red brown coloured with an off white ehad.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits and caramel with notes of whisky.
Sweet flavour of ddried fruits, whisky and caramel.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is light roasted, dusty, caramel and light smoked. The taste is the same, smooth in a medium to full body with a sweet nutty, light alcoholic finish.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: dark amber/brown, hazy. Head: thin, fizzy, offwhite. Aroma: sweet, alcohol, caramel. Flavor: sweet, alcohol, hoppy, some roast, malty, caramel. Palate: thick bodied. Finish: warm.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, along with a subtle smokiness. An almost salty smokiness hits the palate first, followed by a cherry and vanilla-laced woodsiness. Full, silky body. Some alcohol in the finsh, but still frighteningly drinkable for a brew that weighs in at almost 10% ABV.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle: Pours a thin muddy chocolate brown with no head and lacing. Aroma has hints of chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. Bold roasty flavor is a chocolate cookie dough. Texture is creamy and very smooth. Good sipping desert brew!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 06/06/2007
Appearance: clear dark ruby red,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with a strong peaty earthy essence and lots of smokey character,
Body: very low carbonation almost to the point of being flat yet still a creamy body,
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of smokey peat, light earthy bitterness, only a touch of sweetness from the caramel malts but the earthy peat keeps it dry,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hoppymeal. Pours a slightly transparent brown with a thin medium tan head. The aroma is sweet, rich, caramel, shows alcohol, a tad bit of peat smoke. The flavor shows alcohol, fairly dry. Slightly smokey, mostly on the malty side, a bit dry, tick, rich, caramel, and brown sugar. The palate is dry and warm.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my Unibroue tulip: Pours a beautiful mahogany hue with a fading off-white frothy head which had good lace and some oily leg upon the glassware. The aroma has big notes of peaty and toffee based malts with additional vapours of apple, allspice, juniper, herbal leafy hops, and a smack of smoke.
The taste starts with a rich bittersweet chocolate and candy apple twang over a base of pumpernickel bread. Midway I found some biting hop notes as well as a measure of brown sugar syrup. The finish has a display of light random spice and even a earthy/woody/smoky character.
I do wish that the mouth feel be a tad heavier but then it still works within the framework of the beer provided. Oily and biting, aggressive alcohol towards the end. I dig this and really want to see what the BA version has to offer. Get ya some!
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa (thanks!). Poured muddy brown with no head. Aroma of malty sweetness and perhaps some chocolate and dark fruit. The taste was more toward the roasted malt end of the spectrum, plenty of cocolate and coffee present here, along with slight smoke, caramel, and booze. This particular scotch ale wasnít quite as sweet as the others Iíve tried, which isnít necessarily a bad thing. Actually, it went down pretty easy for this style. Had a slightly creamy mouthfeel to it, which was nice. Certainly a decent beer, though I guess I was hoping for a bit more.