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 (35128) - 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 (7252) - 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.
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich red pour with a quickly diminishing offwhite head, great lacing...nose is of sweet dried fruits... flavor is malty, sweetness, and a lingering hop finish
drowland (6872) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Had this awhile back and don’t remember specifics, but a nice brew.
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Archer. Brown color with some red highlights and a small head. Malty aroma with caramel and sweet dried fruit that gets brighter as the beer warms up. The flavor is much of the same, with dried fruit and caramel, but with a surprising amount of hop flavor and bitterness that is just a bit musty and dull. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Nice overall, but the hops just didn’t work very well for me.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure if this is courtesy photomike or SamGamgee. Pours a ruddy rusty brown with a pinkish ecru head. Smokey aroma with some acidity, dark bready malts, light prunes, scotch. Flavor is light on peat but still with a nice smoked character. Dark breads make up the heft of the beer with accents of prunes and alcohol. Some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice medium full body.
outtacontrol62 (1) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark copper/red ale with just a hint of tan head, leaves nice lace. Aroma is very malty with a whiff of the alcohol breaking through. All of that malt in the aroma comes through in the flavor, along with an unexpected shot of hop bitterness in the finish. A nice take on the style and sure to be a regular in my fridge from now on!