nazzty (576) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting taste that pulls a little to the Innis & Gunn with sweet barrel flavors rather than smokiness. Relatively refreshing and healthy thirst quencher.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml can from some grocery store in Nice, France. Pours a crystal clear, richer golden, copper tinted body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet with some caramel hints, grain, a light buttery note, and some peat hints. Flavor is very sweet and sticky up front. Some buttery, grainy caramels with light peat notes. Finishes sweet and sticky with a slight woody peat note before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium, sticky body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a good beer. Sticky, sweet, and pretty artificial tasting.
GoufCustom (237) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear orange amber colour; Very thin head and off-white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Near-zero lacing with fizzy carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, skunk, sugar syrup, grains, orange and grass; Cloying sweet taste of thin malt and rice grain, with honey, thick sugar syrup, light orange, whiskey note, wet cardboard, faint trace of citrus, and very light grass; Medium body, thick, oily and cloying palate; Hoppiness is strong in grassy smell, none in citrus taste and minimal in bitterness; Slighty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: Cloyingly sweet taste and hellbound syrupy palate sum up this swill. The whiskey gimmick simply doesn’t work here, as it has no smokiness or earthy taste whatsoever. All the smell and taste elements - be that good or bad - were overwhelmed by the syrups. Never trust anyone who can make decent Scotch Ale other then the Scottish!
Silvan7 (154) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Birra commerciale aromatizzata al malto torbato (ingiusto definirlo da whisky). Ha un sentore torbato che ricorda anche il sughero e uno zucchero di canna troppo caramllizzato. La schiuma è ampia, quasi saponosa assolutamente evanescente. Il colore è abrato, quasi ruggine. L’assaggio è dolce fino quasi allo stucchevole all’ingresso, poi migliora un filo col torbato e chiude con appiccicosità e sapore di melassa. Poco corpo , quasi nulla e carbonatazione poco percettibile.
dado93 (56) - ITALY - APR 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet and peaty aroma and taste... Not one good beer for me
Hugi (267) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber coloured, clear, medium instable head. Smells sweet/artificial, a bit hoppy. Taste is a bit peaty/whisky, but again sweet and artificial. Finish is dry and smokey.
stevoj (971) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t sure what to expect here, and like those who loved it, it’s pretty good. It can’t be compared to others and needs to eb addressed on it’s own qualities. Nice rich golden color with creamy head, aroma of wood and toffee, taste of caramel, peat, butterand wood. Smooth and oily texture, this is really different French beer.
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber color. Small head with good carbonation. Copper aroma. Taste is pretty mild. Scotchy finish from the peat-smoked malt. Finish is great, but the sweet caramel is too overpowering.
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared a a tasting at avrashi’s place. Pours clear dark golden with white ring. Honey and malt aroma, slightly grainy and pipe tobacco. Very sweet, a little smoky. Light body, sticky, pipe finish and smooth carbonation.
DSG (3992) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear deep golden. Aroma has some whiskey, a bit smoked, a bit of honey and some graininess. Sickly sweet flavor with lots of honey, some graininess and a hint of whiskey in the finish. Light to medium-bodied.