sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10-12 oz draught, around $5.75, Barley Hopsters (new location), Delaware, OH; served in a Widmer Brothers snifter. Immediately clear that this is chilled too cold. Cola color but thicker; thick, frothy light brown head dissipates into a thin covering. Aroma is the best part; HUGE oaky bourbon smell, dark fruits, dark malt, caramel. Flavor was surprisingly less than huge, but certain big and round, full, and present, however more typical of a very good Scotch while less mind-splattering than the aroma. Frothy, full, heavy mouthfeel; no hint of 10% abv. Very very nice.
Cam_Dynamite (73) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really never expected to like this beer so much!! So well balanced. Caramel, oak, malt, chocolate, raisins, bourbon! Killer beer
visionthing (3267) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5cl bottle (2014) probably from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Pours close to clear copper, but with some sediments, and a modest off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla, quite massive at first. Sweet dried fruits, caramel, mild spices and some earthy and roasty notes. Massive, complex and very sweet. Certainly a sipper. A bit to sweet and heavy for my taste, but also a quite delicious winter warmer. Hmmm, maybe Iíll try it again next winter.
MayumiH (289) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Sweet caramel and dried dark fruit on the nose. Dark, rich and full of flavour. Superb.
nsamstark (12) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @SB. Deep brown and red color. Light brown foam, not long lasting. A very nice aroma, touch of burned sugar, vanilla. Taste is good, medium sweet and nice small bitterness. Old fruits. Really nice beer.
poisoneddwarf (1856) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, thanks bytemesis! Aroma consists of coconut, vanilla, wood, peat, cashew brittle, raisins. Pours muddy brown with a dissipating beige head. Taste is sweet, slightly oxidized, earthy, oaky, boozy, dark fruits. Texture is oily, body full. Nice beer, but itís a bit hot and not quite what I was expecting.
klm1 (321) - - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown colour; aroma is sweet malt vanilla, woody notes; the same taste of whiskey barrel, roasty dark chocolate and caramel.
Complex winter beer.
Rich71 (35) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Geweldig bier ! Vanille, zoet, licht bittere smaak die lang blijft hangen. Ruikt ook heel erg lekker.
closey22 (1080) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby brown with rimming beige head; aroma is sweet malt vanilla coconut notes; Flava is rich sweet malt scotch whiskey notes hints of roasty chocolate; feels medium and semi fizzy; finishes malty woody
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, toffee, massive vanilla tones an a little bitter oak. I love bourbon aged ales. Not a typical scottish ale, which is probably why itís better than most! Extremely good with aged cheeses!
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little too boozy for what I was hoping for. Some nice sweet caramel flavors sit amongst some dark fruit. Good, not worth the hype though.