DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is an interesting one of a dark chocolate champagne formation. It doesnt exist for sure, but that is the sort of aroma I perceive. The bouquet is full of dark berry alcohol. The sugary alcohols add to the nice fragrances. The appearance is very dark ruby colorerd a bit hazy with almost no head whatsoever. The head is only a thin collar of white fluff. The taste is a moderate to heavy sweetness, but reserved not overly abundant as this style has a tendency towards. There are slight alcohol notes, but only sort of like a dark chocolate pinot noir (if there were such a thing) nothing overpowering. It’s most akin to The palate has underlying notes of bitterness that has light to moderate effervescence with an interesting dark chocolate feel on the center of the tongue. A sort of parallel of astringent sweetness.
anders37 (21743) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty caramel and chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel and chocoalte flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty finish with hints of carame land chocolate in the aftertaste.
Leafs93 (2031) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth for such a dark strong ale(8.3%). Have had on tap and from the bottle, both times I was very impressed with how easy it goes down. Pours a reddish brown with thick creamy head. Nice aroma and has a coffee like bitter aftertaste. All around a great beer.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish-brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, dark fruit and some alcohol. Not much peet smoke in the aroma. The flavor is very fruity and sweet. Not too much smoke. You get a little roasted malt and the alcohol is present and warming. Medium mouthfeel and pretty drinkable for a beer of this strength.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent dark tea with a mocha head. Faint nose of sweet malts. Nice sweet flavor with a slight toffee note. Great mouthfeel and nice clean finish.
thewolf (11845) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
A fabolous deep red with some slight brownish edges. Beautiful, creamy, yellow to off-white creamy head. Great duration. A definite 5 on the looks. Sweet caramel aroma, lightly toasted, some fruity hops, light raisin, red currants and strawbeeries. Medium to high carbonation, rather prickly. Fine, creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, sweet, caramel, a bit of roasted malts and chocolate. Some berries and a lovely fruity bitterness. Really lovely, actually.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (8,5% ABV). A ligtly hazy dark red beer with a medium sized, mostly diminishing, beige head. The aroma is powerful and very malty and quite hoppy. There are notes of toasted grains, caramel, grapefruit, sugar, peat and some alcohol. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. lightly bitter. Lightly sticky, but enjoyable. Medium to full body, soft to lively carbonation, quite long finish with medium bitterness, lightly alcoholic. A cross between a Scotch ale and an American Strong ale, because of its overhopping for the style (but not so much). Interesting.
j12601 (9100) - 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.
TBone (15542) - 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.
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.