sir__v (1474) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Utobeer, London - UK. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel malt. Toffee, sweet domination, brown sugar. Small alcohol finish. Taste: full body with caramel and roasted caramel malt. Toffee domination. Alcohol taste. Boozy beer... Aftertaste: astringent alcohol taste with peat notes. Caramel and roasted malt. Very nice!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 8.5%
As Founders will be imported in 2016 I decided to crack this bottle Beercation hooked me up with.
In my thistle glass this scotch ale is a dark brown verging on black. It’s got a nice malty plum, raisin and dark fruits aroma - rich and savoury.
The taste is rich, malty, nutty, dark pitted fruit with a bit of bitter cocoa and dark chocolate. This is damn good stuff.
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma of ryebread, caramel and overriped or dried fruits with roasted notes. The flavours starts very sweet but finish light bitter. Lingering hoppy finish. Light alcohol taste and warmth. The body is medium and the Texture is oily. Soft carbonation.
Dodgrblu (701) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, sweet aroma, caramel, dark red.
Thisis12ptfont (1055) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisins, oats, nougat, pecans, nuttiness and peat. Pours a blackish brown with a very thin white foam. Taste is pronounced caramel, nougat, nut and toffee upfront followed by notes of grain malt, raisins, dates candied caramel latte and cappuccino. Finishes moderately sweet with sticky residual caramel notes. Overall, absolutely delicious. They nailed the style to the T, best non barrel aged scotch ale I’ve ever had.
ghsmith54 (4) - - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour, thick creamy head, notes of chocolate, smoke and a peat aroma that was quite attractive. Nice finish, smooth on the palate.
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fataldegree (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft pour: golden red color, thin head. Sweet, caramel, balanced with hoppy bitterness. Nice mouth feel....has a little backbone.
GenkiGonzo (824) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Rusty ruby pour with almost no head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Surprisingly light with a nice hop freshness behind the malt.
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home split with Sarah. Slightly murky caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head with a odd green hue. Aroma is sweet toffee, butterscotch, twigs, caramel , some booze, bourbon. Flavour is composed sweet malts, toffee, cakey, rum and raisin cake, woody, bitter wood in the finish, some alcoohol bite. Palate is medium full, sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Ok barley wine.
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully nutty and caramelly on the nose, notes of chocolate too. I like the reddish tint to the color...I do t associate red with chocolate. Full bodied, roasted nuts with a nice creaminess on the tongue. Notes of toffee, vanilla, some alcohol. I was whelmed.