Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle at Beer Temple. Hazy reddish amber colour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, some yeast, lots of malts, dried fruits. Resembles Great Divide Hibernation Ale, but lacks some hops. Flavour is sweet, malty, dried fruits, light spicy, yeasty, light bitter hoppy finish, bitterness lingers a bit. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation.
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím surprised I have not rated this yet. Pours a dark brown/red. The aroma is woody and doughy. The flavor has a lot going on. Rich with chocolates, caramel, and some spiciness. Has a smokey finish with some bitterness. A real tasteful beer that you can tell was crafted with great care.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep opaque chocolate-coffee brown with a fine-bubbled beige head. Aroma is malty with a chocolaty undertone and a hint of caramel. Flavor is lively, malty and spicy with an undertone of cinnamon candy and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is edgy, tingly and sassy - it seems to dance on your tongue.
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinguished by a rich, full body with sufficient hops to balance its malty sweetness. I like this beer ... alot.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vinny. Pours deep amber ruby with a thin, silky off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, scotch, roasted barley, rye, and hints of raisins. Body is mild, approachable and tasty; palate is warm and smooth. Finishes with a classic bit of scotch warming. Great scotch ale.
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice scotch ale that isnít overly smokey, but will still remind you which style it belongs to. I felt like the alcohol was presented a bit too strongly, but thatís not too major a problem. Overall, a good scotch ale, but there are others Iíd rather be drinking, most notably the Dark Horse Scotty Karate.
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark amber-brown with medium brownish head. aroma contains caramel sweet chocolate and coffee, also some alcohol. itís a decent beer, although itís not very complex and unfortunately doesnít have a long finish.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby red with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and hints of dark fruits. Flavor is nice caramel, slightly nutty malty flavor, with a little bit of smoke, metal, and a slight bitterness that balances out the malty sweetness. Good stuff.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Hazy dark ruby color with a small, but firm and reasonably lasting, creamy and lacy head. Very nice, grainy-malty, soft and sweetish aroma with lots of dried fruit and some strawberries. Flavor is berryish, sweet and dark-fruity with a tiniest ashy roastiness underneath. Quite full-bodied, very smooth and creamy palate. A beautifully balanced and enjoyable Scotch Ale.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the bierstube in Moline Iowa. Pours reddish light brown with a very thick off-white head. A butterscotch aroma. Great lacing. This beer is super thick, like drinking a glass of pancake syrup. At first I thought I could smell a bit of diacetyl, but I think itís just an intense caramel aroma. Anything this big oughta have a stewardess on it serving drinks.