Arve_Christian (3779) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle at Vinmonopolet Norway. Amber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity ; hops, caramel & malt. Medium body & complexity . Some sweetness. Enjoyable
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Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Apex, post CBC
A: Brown bordering on mahogany, creme head, some lacing.
N: Toffee, leather, ample malt, hints of smoke, some vanilla and wood undertones, peppercorn and earth from (I assume) the hops, rounded out with raisin and prune.
T: Quite sweet, a bit of char and bitterness to balance.
M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, hint of alcohol.
O: A tasty toasty Scotch ale. One of the foremost in Foundersí arsenal, and a beer I would be more than happy to have again. Will be curious to compare this to Alesmithís Wee Heavy.
gopherfan99 (804) - CROATIA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (trade non Ratebeer member); pours a light brown with a khaki head; aroma is caramel, nuts, malt, and hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is bittersweet with caramel, vanilla, nuts, malt and a hint of chocolate; finish is dry with a hint of alcohol; very good beer
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby color. Rich, thick, foamy head, that lasts about halfway through, and then thin for the rest of it. Nice consistent lacing throughout.
Nose is deep roasted malt. It also smells a little of burnt toast. I can also smell some fruitiness and some alcohol.
First taste is sweet, followed by some bitterness. Thereís some bitter finish, but not too much. Also some alcohol at the finish. Itís malty, and a little grainy, but itís smoother than you would expect. Similar to a porter, it tastes like coffee and caramel. Itís pretty well balanced, with each sip you have to wonder...will it be sweet, or will it be bitter?
Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. Itís a 50 IBU beer, but it doesnít really taste all that bitter. It finishes a little bitter, sometimes. But itís not all that bitter. Itís a little heavy to be sessionable, but the smoothness and the sweetness counters that.
Overall, itís very tasty. 8.5% ABV, really? You really wouldnít know it. This one is a dandy!
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was very strong it played well on the amount of alcohol and malts. It was smooth and played well with the hops.
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tandembrauer (497) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at O*Leary at Copenhagen airport. Pours brwon with little light briown head. Aroma of dark bread, some smoke. Tastes sweet, with a bitter finish, well balanced. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel.
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, black, brown, very bitter, full body, A very heavy malted beer
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Apex. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of raisin, dark fruits, minty. Taste is herbaceous, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, not very good.
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells sweet and reminds me of homebrew. Dark brown with a little red in color. Small white head, not a lot of carbonation. Malty taste with some noticeable roasted malt flavor.
Baramba (371) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep red with off white head. Ripe fruit aroma, caramel malts, alcohol. Sweet flavour of malt, alcohol