Mora2000 (6155) - 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 (12080) - 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 (9548) - 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 (16159) - 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.
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.
bierkoning (12387) - 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.
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.