bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown color, hazy. Malty caramelly buttery aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Malty sweet buttery flavor with licorice and cinnamon. Caramelly. Cookie dough. Pear. Alcoholic and a sticky mouthfeel.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a thin beige head. Malty with some toast and caramel notes, and just barely a feint hint of alcohol. Smooth, medium bodied, lots of malty caramel flavors. Light warming alcohol with some toast and hop bitterness.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear amber mahogony ruby pour with tan beige frothy head. Smells of malt, caramel, smoke, bourbon, vanilla. Tastes of rich roast malt. One of my favorite beer styles, and a good take on it. Excellent.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was deep ruby with a half inch of tan colored foam on top. Nose is peat, caramel, malt, earth, molasses, and a hint of hops. Taste was molasses at first, followed by the characteristic scotch ale blast and a light hop bouquet. Wow!! For me, it doesn’t get much better than this brew. Every phase, even through the finish, is simply delicious.
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy, red-brownish liquid with an almost yellow head. Aroma is rich with some sweetness and notes of caramel, dried fruits and banana. Taste is sweet and rich with some fruitiness and hoppiness. Thick mouthfeel and notes of banana. Really nice brew.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great looking beer. Copper pour, light haze, thick flourish of tan head, generous lacing. Generic malty aroma. Rich malt ball of flavor, cracker, bread, toffee, fig, offset by generous bittering hops. Medium to full body, zesty palate, some alcohol warmth.
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. Aroma is similar to what you’d expect from a porter, instead of a scotch ale. Smallish tan head. Taste is great. Chocolate was most noticeable for me, with a slightly fruity aftertaste. Delicious.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark maroon with some slight brownish head. No lacing.
The smell is malty with some nice dark bread flavor, some great butterscotch flavor as well.
The taste is caramel and toffee. Some dry dark fruit mixed with some hop bitterness with a nice warm alcohol flavor.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is easy going down. It is high an ABV but still pleasant and not overpowering.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby color, small steady beige head. Nutty and bready aroma. Toffeish, rye-bready, some chocolate. Aftertaste is strongly hopped and spicey (chili). Interesting spicey-toffeish Scotch ale.
toothdusty (1) - Lancaster, USA - DEC 28, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent U S Scotch Ale... Nice follow up to last weeks Double Bock. Not for the timid.