StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DAA; Bottle 355 ml. Pours moderate, clear dark brown with a frothy creamy, lacing and somewhat lasting tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted, smoked malt and bread, light dried dark fruit and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a moderate lasting sweet malt and overripe fruit finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
axl (266) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Very clear red-ish brown with small tan film. Aroma is whisky, wood, smokiness, peat, saussage, chocolate, coffee and dark malts. Taste is slightly sweet and boozy with dark chocolate, coffee, wood, roasted malts and slight smoke. Smooth, medium-creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation and noticeable alcohol.
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby colour, small tan head. Sweet cotton candy, vanilla, smoke and earthiness. Very sweet on first sip, but there is a lingering earthy bitterness on the finish. Iím not a huge fan of scotch ales, but this is a good one.
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Antelope in Surbiton. Really sweet, some coffee with hints of caramel, vanilla and smoke. Really enjoyable full body, and a pleasantly dry bitter finish. Lovely beer.
visionthing (3884) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5cl bottle from Drink Shop, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby to copper coloured with a fairly modest, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, malt and hints of wood. Sweet, very sweet, but still surprisingly drinkable and surprisingly tasty. Usually I wouldnít be a big fan of beers like this, but somehow it works. It is somehow balanced and itís surprisingly smooth and drinkable.
anfractuosity (277) - - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer, can taste the whisky it was matured in..................................
DeliriumT (405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with decent head. The aroma is an array of caramels: toffee, burnt caramel, molasses. Flavour is deep and rich like a good scotch ale should be. Sweet, syrupy caramel. Delicious!
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jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Birmingham Beer Bash, 2015. Poured a hazy dark brown with a round off white head. The aroma is rich alcoholic fruit, malt. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a big sweet chewy malt, spicy, Black Forest gateaux, toffee caramel, heart warming palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel.
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear dark reddish brown, with a thin tan head and little lace.
Aroma is malty, caramel, smoke, peat and a touch of yeast.
Flavor is sweet, caramel, smoke, with a touch of yeast and a light hop bitterness. The bottle was 10 months old, so it might be past itís prime. Need a fresher example to re-rate.
Itsumishi (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle possibly just past the best before. Pours burnt red/brown with a thin cream head. Aroma is heavy on Vegemite, not much else coming through. Taste is Vegemite, wheetbix and scotch. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, not at all thin. I donít love this beer but itís certainly drinkable and very sessionable for its 8.5%.