Ron (3585) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Aug. 30/ 09. Thanks, JB! Reddish-brown in color with a medium beige head and good retention. Earthy, malty aroma with caramel and wood. Flavor is lots of caramel malt with woody notes, brown sugar, and a hint of smoke. Creamy with a full palate. A very good scotch ale.
sunevdj (3949) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clearish amber with an off-white head. Sweet with some bitter malt aromas. Very malty with aromas of caramel. Also aromas of marzipan. Hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation.Long bitter and somewhat sweet finish.
Defreni (2997) - 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 (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (9306) - 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 (10420) - 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 (40453) - 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.