flying_pig (942) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet-smelling upfront with a lot of sugar and dark malts. There is some sweet caramel and dark fruits too that add to the overall sweetness of the beer. There is a bit of banana in the middle which was a real surprise and some other fruits including but not limited to apple, figs and plums; I can also detect some raisins. A wonderfully complex mix of different aromas make this an excellent smelling beer. There is some oak and even a whisky like aroma right at the back-end.
Reddish, mahogany brown with a thumb sized, off-white head that slowly recedes to leave a creamy head about half that size. There is some light lacing on the glass around the circumference too.
Sweet to begin with. There is some dark fruits to begin with along with some malty, oak like flavours and a touch of sugar. I can also taste some alcohol at this point although it is not overpowering and there is some caramel too along with light spices. This is a truly excellent tasting beer and it leaves a great, lingering aftertaste in the mouth after each sip.
Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation and a strong alcohol content that adds to the drink a little. It is smooth, sweet and rich on the palate.
It smells better than almost any other beer I have ever tried for starters. For a beer that is 8.5% it goes down very well and although it’s not a beer you could drink more than two of I can see myself picking this up every now and again when I can.
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour dark brown with floaters and a medium off white head. Aroma is malty,sweet and dark fruit. A medium flavor beer that’s pretty good that has dark fruits and citrus flavors.
njnut (239) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into thistle glass a red tinged brown with nice off white head and lace. Clear a little slick and med bodied. Aroma malty, caramel a little nutty. It had some of that holiday cake in the taste along with the malt, caramel, a little alcohol but not much. I love the malty taste here as I am wearing from the overload of IPA’s that seem to flow non stop. Very much enjoyed this one.
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Clear reddish brown color with a decent beige head good lasting and small lacing - Aroma is malty, red fruits, prune, raisin, caramel, hints of roasted malt and alcohol - Flavor of prune, malty, caramel , red fruits and spicy - Medium/full body, fizzy carbonation, light/medium bitterness, sweet , sweet prune caramel finish - Good, slightly overcarbonated for the style, a little bit strange for my taste
Borresteijn (4679) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle, tfs R&J! Clear reddish amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of Christmas cake, red fruits, alcohol, caramel, quite sweet. Flavour is sweet, malty, fruity, red fruits, cake, confit fruits, caramel, alcohol, malty and light-hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied, light alcoholic. OK stuff.
Arcanor (78) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Bark’s beer Cave.
Pour dark amber and hazy. Little CO2 and thin head.
Floral malt, strong scotch and caramel aroma.
Sugar taste, medium body and long caramel finish.
beerme31 (493) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown color, medium tan head giving way to tan lacing. Malty aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Taste is high sweet. Light carbonation, medium body, very smooth sweet finish. Good scotch ale.
Vestergaard (368) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very reddish brown with a Nice, lasting off White head. Aroma has banana, sweet caramel malts, licorice, deep, vinous, Dark fruits. Taste has sweet, boozy fruits, caramel, vanilla, plums, port wine and a subtle, watery hop bitterness. Medium full body and medium carbonation.
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aenima (258) - Askim, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
English yeast aroma with caramel. The taste is toffe, caramel and hints if raisins. Maybe a little ower carbonated.
BVery (6270) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a little orange tint to it. Small ring head. Aroma is biscuit, toffee, caramel sweetness, and a bit of prune/raisin. Medium palate. Somewhat sweet taste but not overly so.
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours reddish brown with a large beige head. Smells strongly of caramel, subtle fruit, some biscuit notes. Taste is sweet, caramel and red fruits, hints of bread. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Orkney Skull Splitter finishes with a lingering sweetness.