libertine (143) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark burgundy with minimal head.aroma is bourbon,wood,dark cherries.molasses and is quite boozey.flavor is big on the bourbon.oak,dark cherries,vanilla and has a pleasant alchohol warming feeling in the back of my throat.medium body with a sticky/creamy mouthfeel.has a long bourbon finish.very soft carbonation.another big beer by founders.love the big bourbon flavor and warming alchohol.i will save one for the cold snowy michigan nights.excellent.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours clear, deep red with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has alcohol, malts, caramel. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, light toasted, a hint of liqourice, a bit of the same burning alcohol. Not that balanced.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @CBC13. Hazy dark ruby with small tan head. Aroma and taste of fruit and perfume, bisquits, whisky, vanilla, oak, caramel and chocolate with smoke notes
madsberg (8811) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013. Amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, vanilla, some smoke and destinct bourbon barrel. Flavour: Caramel, ripe fruits, vanilla, smoke, some berries. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and caramelly.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2013.
Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweeta nd fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and oak.
dudebun (104) - GERMANY - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
These CBC ratings are basically a joke because I didn’t write any notes. In any event, CBC2013 on tap. I discovered I dislike Scotch Ale intensely. Hence the 1 for taste.
dwarner5030 (4) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best scotch ale I have ever had. Rich flavors of scotch and oak. A must try if you are fond of scotch ale.
AZBennett (82) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, wish I had more of this beer on hand but also pretty glad I gave my extras away so I could spread the love. Pours reddish brown with a finger of white head. Aromas are caramel, booze, peat, and just a tiny bit of wood. Flavors are boozy barrel, smoke and caramel and some wet forest floor-like notes. The palate is quite nice with limited carbonation so the thickness of this beer really comes through; it coats the tongue nicely and has a definite warmth. Overall this is a really good beer. It reminds me more of a Barleywine than a Scotch Ale though this is a barrel aged version of a Scotch ale and the only in the form I have tried. Regardless this is killer!
LookMomNoHands (1056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from tap, CBC 2013. Hazy, dark, ruby colour with a small, creamy, tan head. Fruity aroma with whisky, vanilla, oak, rich caramel and chocolate malts. A light hint of smoke. Taste ís sweet. Full body with a slick, oily mouthfeel and a lively carbonation. Finishes bitter with sweet, vinous malt and a hint of alcohol. Very rich and full-bodied.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from my secret santa. Thank you joeneugs. Pours amberish chestnut brown with a thin brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and malty with biscuits, bourbon, charred wood, roasted nuts, vanilla fudge, alcohol, coconut, hay, caramel and hints of peat, sundried sugary fruits and pencil shavings. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with biscuits, caramel, fresh oak, vnilla fudge, cookie dough, coconut, bourbon, raisins, roasted nuts, charred wood, lemon zest and hints of resin, pine needles, peat and Islay whisky. Mouthfeel is rich, round, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with biscuits, hay, resinous wood, roasted coconut, vanilla fudge, bourbon, raisins, fresh oak and hints of peat. A great rich sipper…
hopmelt (35) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Pours deep red, one finger off white this foamy head light lacing. Huge bready, doughy, caramel, toffee malt aroma up front, vanilla, bourbon and slight oak, slight fruity yeast ester. Taste is bready doughy malt and bourbon up front, slight alcohol and toffee mid mouth, bourbon, vanilla and oak at the slightly dry finish. Low carbonation, medium full body, alcohol heat. Overall excellent for the style, very big beer, perfect balance, an extremely complex beer.