hopwine (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red apple, maple syrup, caramel, peat, mild smoke, butterscotch, touch of milk chocolate, faint roast, earthy hops on finish.
ByTheirLimpin (52) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the bottle a dark brown with a fine tan head that lingers and fades quickly. First bite is roasted malt, caramel, a little sweet. For an 8.5 the alcohol isn’t overly pronounced, but it does add a pleasant warmth to the finish which is complex enough to keep me coming back.
likeatrainwreck (260) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby with a short lived tan head. Sweet, rich malty goodness with a hint of smoke, peat and wood... I’d almost think it had been barrel aged. Nice hop presence which balances the sweetness well, making sure it isn’t cloying. Lovely stuff.
milo91hd (175) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia. Colore ambrato scuro con una schiuma fine e poco persistente, aroma dolce con malti tostati, caramello e ovviamente scotch che con l’alzarsi della temperatura nel bicchiere si fa sempre più presente, in bocca continua ad essere dolce con una leggera venatura amara unita nel finale all alcool dello scotch. L’ho trovata molto bilanciata nonostante il dolce sembra farla da padrone. Consigliata
lesag002 (3) - - SEP 7, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the closest thing to Mac Andrews that I've been able to find, which is my favorite, but I haven't seen it here in the U.S. for decades. Unlike others, this has a nice hop balance. Others are nothing but malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mmahut (1650) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in dark, almost black, body with medium tan head. Long lasting head. Aroma is nutty, light toffee with touch of vanilla. Taste has medium herbal bitterness with full bodied candi sweetness as a balance. Light alcohol touch. Body is full, heavy, medium to high carbonation.
AtronSeige (1038) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Rich chocolate, muscrat grapes. Light rose, alcohol.
Appearance: Clear, dark amber body. Small, tan head, fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium licorice, munich malt, muscrat grapes, peat. Medium bitterness, raisin, Dry finish with lingering maltiness, peat. Medium-light alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Light warming. Full body, Medium carbonation, cream.
Overall: Rich, warming. The bitterness is not to style, making the beer less smooth.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
9E. Strong Scotch Ale
DanielBrown (4213) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ruprai, Birmingham. Really well balanced and tasty beer. Red brun coleur. Sticky gobfeel. Beguiling, growing taste: rich choc grain, with warming faintly burnt cereal hops. Hangs together great. Classy.
ScipioA (403) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a murky brown/maroon with very little head. Aroma is fruits with a little coffee. The two most prominent flavors are fruit and dark chocolate which bring to mind fancy liqueur chocolates. There’s a strong roasted presence as well as some brown sugar sweetness. Thick mouthfeel with active bubbles. Bottled Nov 2014, enjoyed August 2015.
Hopmaestro (855) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of malty toffee, earth, fruits, raisins and toffee (yeah twice!). Taste is thick and thoughts go to syrup. Sweet brown sugar, dark bread, christmas fruits, toffee, heavy malts. Awesome!