Defreni (2792) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Rødlig brun øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af frugt og masser af malt. Alkoholen er en kende for dominerende i smagen, hvor den eneste humle man kan ane er bitterhumlen, forholdsvis bitter af en så sød øl.
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dayton Ale Fest. Pours a rich, dark brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is toaseted malts and caramel. Notes of oak, spices, and brown sugar come out. On the palate it is dry. The taste brings out a bit of the spices and it finishes dry. Overall, this is an alright Scotch Ale.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Craig 12 pack. Pours a medium deep flat brown with some small moving bubbles. Flavors of spiced scotch, cramel malts, barrel flavors. Mouth is a little flat. A decent beer.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 On my second try of this beer, I found big, sweet, rich, cake-like malts and spices in the nose, and sweet flavors of spices, cake, chocolate, and caramel, which then finish hard, dry, dirty and bitter. Lovely how sweet turns to punishing hop and roast. Smooth, silky, lovely body.
Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Sept. 09. Thanks, JB. Red-orange tinted amber. Nose or caramel and fruits. Dry, hoppy, and roasted with good caramel. Rich and tasty, smooth, fruity. Good bitter finish. Lovely stuff. 8/3/8/3/15
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an amazingly balanced beer this is. It’s complex and thick, and the alcohol is well-disguised but with just enough presence that it subtly enhances the flavor. The hop content is pitch-perfect. Color is beautiful, and it tastes much better than it smells. Awesome brew.
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small, lasting tan head. Nice, pervasive aromas of clover honey and caramel. Has a wonderfully thick, mouth feel. Strong tastes of sweet malt, caramel, allspice, and vanilla. Lighter on the hops, but enough to balance the sweetness well. Finishes with a nice bitterness and a sweet alcohol burn--comparable to the taste of scotch. I love it.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hops and overripe fruits. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits, hops and pine. Finished bitter.
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown and amber with a small off-white head. Roasted caramel malty aroma with a distinct fruity hops note, light wooden. Fruity, light metallic, roasted caramel and prune flavoured. Growing bitterness into a overripe fruity flavoured finish.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep red colour with a small off-white head that leaves some great lazing on my tulip. Aroma is subtile malty with notes of carmelized sugar, malty fruit and some yeast. Flavour is similar but more with a fairly big fruity, sweet malt flavour hitting you right away. The brew finishes sweet and malty with candy like fruit notes and some almost burnt sugar alongside a good back bitterness. The body is smooth and fairly full.
douglas88 (7179) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to kryptic. Pours a awesome ruby color with a thick beige head and lots of lacing. The aroma is pure Scotch Ale; rich fruity malts, dusty and full with some caramel as well. A sweet fruity flavor with loads of dry dustiness, light caramel and smoky berries. Very nice and drinkable. A good bit of alcohol warmth in the flavor- which is fine with me.