douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Mr McDermott. Pours a dark ruby hue with a tiny head. The aroma is just amazing sweet sugars and vinous fruity aspects, some smokey earthy notes too. The flavor is likewise quite complex, tons of sweet fruit, a alcohol warmth, dry earthy peat, smoke, some very sweet sugars and caramel. As some others have said overripe fruit does fit the taste well, but there is a lot more. Pretty damn good, a lot to like.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick and creamy on the palate. pours a cloudy dark brown body with a very little head. Sweet chocolate malts in the beginning of each sip, which mellows out into a long, semi-dry finish
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty, smooth and slightly smokey, this is a nice-sipping scotch ale. The body is a deep ruby/amber. Small, off-white head that disappears. The aroma is heavy with sweet malt (caramel, cookie, roast) along with notes of overripe fruit and plenty of wood/peat smoke. The flavor is moderately sweet and very lightly bitter. The finish stays sweet. Medium body and smooth texture that turns sticky in the finish. Lively carbonation. Very nice scotch ale.
ccoburn (22) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a little beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and sweet biscuit. The flavor is melted room temp chocolate ice cream with some toast and light hoppy bitterness.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky, swamp water brown. A small, wispy off white head with little lacing. Nose was a little weak, great toasted malt flavor.
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some toffee and caramel notes. Taste is a mix between some toffee and caramel malt with some quite sweet malt notes with some light dry hops. Body is quite full with some limited filtration and some good carbonation. Well done overall but I would have enjoyed it even more with some peat smoke malt notes.
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are sweet with over ripe fruit being the most dominant note.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Archerliquors. Brown with almost no head. Caramel aroma and taste with some nice musty old ale type notes. Alcohol sneaks up on you, but it’s quite nice.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a hazy dark red almost black color with almost non-existant head. Aroma is full of deeply roasted caramel, notes of chocolate, cherries, chewy malts. Flavor is full of highly kilned malts, deep caramel, bit of cherry and orange peel. Finish is warm, balanced just on the sweet side. Hides its alcohol remarkably well.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Tastes of toffee, caramelized wort, some dark fruits from the thick malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation. Didn’t pick up any peat or smoke, would like to try again though. This is just a big ’ole scotch ale, potentially a good cellar choice.