timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle from 9/28/12 poured into snifter. Pours a deep amber brown almost completely opaque with a small, quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit. Flavor has a big hit of bourbon and smokey oak at the start followed up with vanilla, toffee and fig. Leaves a warming bourbon taste on the finish. The mouth feel on this beer is great, nice and smooth. Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Overall a fantastic beer, great balance of woody bourbon with the sweetness and very smooth.
Jow (1381) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. My lips were still burning from that horrendous habanero beer but this delicious gem got me back on track. Pours very murky deep brownish red. Nose of smoke and dark fruits. Tastes of malt, earth, caramel, oak, peat, smoke, scotch, and some spices. very creamy mouthfeel
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chopp. Amber red colour, small off-white head. Sweet pleasantly fruity malty woody caramel chocolate aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity caramel flavour with dark malts and some wood.
thewolf (9888) - 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 (1218) - 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 (8819) - SÝborg, 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 didnít 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 (88) - 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 (1060) - 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 Ūs 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.