ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated 4/3/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy dark brown color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade with a soft-looking creaminess to it. Retention is decent given the strength, and thereís a bit of lacing left behind, too.
S: Big caramel here unsurprisingly. Thereís also an impressive dark fruit note here that I find enticing. Other notes of brown sugar, molasses, and toffee abound.
T: Strong tones of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar open the flavor profile up, with light smokiness and plum-like sweetness building up on the finish. The big problem isnít whatís here...itís what isnít here. While most certainly well made, it lacks in interesting qualities that could have made it great; nor is it particularly complex. The alcohol is hidden superbly, though.
M: Relatively thick, rich, and sweet on the palate, appropriately for the style. Carbonation is only prevalent when allowed to focus on the tongue.
O: Itís pretty good, yeah, but itís missing something - such as the vague stout-like qualities of Old Chub or the drinkable complexity of Dirty Bastard. As such, itís hard to recommend over those two.
RexTalionis (2333) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 oz. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Bready, sweet malty and somewhat fruity notes in aroma. Toffee, dark fruits and caramel sweetness in taste. Quite good.
sudomorph (490) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl bottle. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin ring of a head and nice legs. Aroma has big notes of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and a bit of alcohol warmth and taste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth texture in the mouth. Almost syrupy but not quite. Overall a nice Scotch ale. Big caramel and dark fruits with a touch of alcohol. Very smooth texture.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a cola brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish.
vipinvelp (2046) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby red with small lacing light brown foam ring. Aroma is light caramel, light smokey charcoal, kind of complex. Taste little smokey, with little bitter aftertaste. All is little which makes this a good beer. (Madrid 201406)
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mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark cinnamon pour with an off white head..aroma of plums,cherries,caramel..has a sweet and sour taste..more carbonated than expected, but still very good.
migajos (146) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too sweet for me. That makes it hard to drink. Thats the main disadvantage. On other hand, itís very complex. Sugary, raisiny, dark-fruity, havy flavours. Very full body. Not my style though.
hirigalzkar (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head. Sweet, fruity and slightly spiced. Notes of dried fruit, vanilla, milk chocolate and clove. Creamy light mouthfeel.
finol (2091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours redish brown with a nice head.
Sweet aroma of fudge and red berries.
Smooth with a taste of fudge, chocolate and dark fruits.
TET (1542) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown beer with a medium and yelloiwsh beige head. The nose of dry wood, toffee, sweet and red berries, some chocolate and smoke. Taste with same elements that were in the aroma, some toffee, fresh wood, chocolate, low bitterness, also hint of smoke in the end. Medium bodied, quite smooth and nice to drink. Lots of elements and nothing is bothering but still not very inspirating. The good beer, anyway.
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, some figs. Flavour is malty caramel sweetness, slight candy sugar, some dark fruits. Manages to hide its alcohol well.