IPAgutten79 (654) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk brun med lavt lyst skum. Aroma er søt malt og antydninger til whiskey. Smaken er vanilje, kokos(!), malt, tørket frukt og bourbon/whiskey. Søt, med en antydning til bitterhet. Perfekt balansert. Man kjenner så vidt alkoholen nedover ganen. Medium konsistens. Fløyelsmyk i munnen!
Gbgbrouge (256) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at tasting. Pours dark copper with low off white head. Aroma is complex and inviting, notes of caramel, dried fruit, whisky and herbs. Taste is full and bitter sweet, very round and comforting, lots of taste developing as you go and a rewarding finish.
PapaVillum (566) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
40-45 cl på fad, 10.2 % ABV, nydt på Ørsted Ølbar, søndag 15. februar 2015.
Fantastisk aroma af whisky, egetræ, mørk tørret frugt og kokos.
Smagen er ligeså uovertruffen. Bitter, sødlig og med en smule røg i, hvad jeg vil kalde perfekt balance. Medium sødme og medium bitterhed.
Konsistensen er olieret til klæbrig, kroppen fyldig og rund, og eftersmagen lang og bitter.
Jeg er næsegrus i beundring over dette bryg, som overrasker stort og blot virker perfekt. Duft og smag i en klasse for sig!
estoniancraft (31) - ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel and whisky nose. Slightly cloudy brown color. Taste is sweet malt and whiskey. Barrel character is the star of the show. Slight alcohol flavor lingers on the aftertaste. Warm and satisfying finish. Well balanced and enjoyable.
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lawson. Pours a medium brown, little to no head. Aroma caramel, vanilla, oak. Body round and large, finish big, oaky, tannic and rich. Nice.
jackafholmes (488) - - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dramshop, Sheffield. Ruby with shortlived off-white head. Aroma of scotch and bourbon, toffee and bread. Taste is strong with alcohol, rich and sweet with a swelling tart bitterness. Thick and oily with a little bit too much carbonation for me. Excellent stuff, I imagine it would be absolutely top drawer on keg.
hank37 (140) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Minimal beige head. Sweet bready, bakery aromas with a touch of oak and..... canned fruit?. Ridiculously rich with low carbonation. A hint of booze alongside bitter chocolate marrying with hits of bourbon and hints of ripe cherry. Char-bitterness to finish which coats the back half of the mouth-hole wonderfully. Fan-fucking-tastic
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a teku class showing slightly coffee colored foam about half a finger and showing translucent dark caramel brown.
The first impression aroma shows a lot of alcohol. The nose shows strawberries and dried fruits of cranberries. Upon warming up, the single malt scotch and bourbon notes make an appearance.
The palate shows a lot of the sweet caramel with the roasted malts in the background. Hints of vanilla sweetness. The scotch and bourbon notes permeate the whole beer to give reminders it’s still there. All these flavors come together in a complex fashion. Very thick bodied, smooth and evenly carbonated. Whiskey/bourbon finish. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden but will definitely knock you out later. Without a doubt, this is the best Scotch Ale I have ever had.
Garlic_of_Doom (517) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #500! This has been on my list to drink for a long time so here we go at last:
Pours dark red/brown with a minimal beige head.
Aroma and taste follow each other; Sweet, chocolatey, woody, bourbon and peppery notes.
Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel.
Warming dry finish with some bourbon.
Not as mind blowing that I expected but a solid Scotch Ale, that’s for sure.
Hopmaestro (299) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma from this old "bastard" is full of caramel, wood, dark fruits and a malty toffee aura. There’s also a touch of vanilla in here. It smells super-delish. Don’t have this one too cold, cause the smell gets even better when it warms up. The taste and mouthfeel is sugary and sticky. Bourbon warming sensation together with caramels, full malt flavors and dark fruits. The longer time you take to sip on it, the better it gets. Maybe just a tad too sweet for me to give it a full knockout rating.