BeerInHeaven (138) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a murky reddish brown with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is complex. malt, bread, cocoa. Thick mouth feel with a nice sweet toasty taste. nice warming finish. Great beer!
ajnepple (2418) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Lightly smoky, rich and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, earth and peat. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Medium to full body with a nice balanced finish. Pretty easy to drink, but a nice one to sip on. Well done.
AKORN (159) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy reddish brown in color with no head. Sweet, malt, alcohol aroma. Starts bold then fades nicely. Good sweetness and bitterness, taste a bit like a Belgian. The alcohol I smelt is also in the taste, hard to look past this. Good beer
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown with a medium-fine, old-newspaper-colored head. Moderate rate of decay. Aroma of caramel, and deciduous forest after a rain, with a slight bit of alcohol. Toffee. Body is medium, low-medium carbonation with little burn. Somewhat syrupy due in part to lower carbonation.. Flavor is light caramel with a small, spicy hop bitterness to balance. Lingers but is not astringent in any way. Some mineral notes in there. Overall, a very nice scotch ale - drinkable and no smoke.
Kosmokrator (504) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alla spina. Limpido color cola con riflessi rubino e cremosa schiuma beige. Avvolgenti sentori di caramello e melasso; gusto dolciastro e rotondo con note caramellate, maltose e leggermente fruttate, finale luppolato e persistente. Corpo medio, vellutata al palato, cremosa nella struttura e di effervescenza debole. Buona!
Werckmeister (46) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
redish / brown, hazy color. very malty, tastes of oats, honey and dried plums. full body, taste reminds me of scotch or brandy. Alcohol is apparant. Malty sweetness. tastes of caramel. good texture
Kauge (250) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pothole (€ 4,60 I think). BB 09/05/2015. Pours a strangely enchanting cloudy orange-brown with a small light tan head. Retains not for long; some lacing initially. Nose is thick caramelly sweetness with caramelised dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate, peat, slightly whiskey-like. Taste is similarily or slightly less complex with a more dominant malt character, and kind of smokey. Palate dry and malty, carbonation present but not obtrusive, body above medium. The high ABV only comes through hintingly and yet firmly when swallowing.
Overall a very good sipper, but I honestly expected it to be something more impressive - maybe should not have.
thirstyrabbit (1136) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper body, medium to small head. Aroma has simple toffee and syrup. Sweet caramelly taste that veers dangerously close to becoming cloying. Finish offers some light peat but even the alcohol is lost in the syrup. Sticky finish. Not bad but not very good either. For a highly rated brew this is not complex or interesting enough. BTW, the label looks amateurish - like someone’s kid applied a Photoshop emboss filter to a random drawing of Groundskeeper Willie in 1998.
tonypreto (51) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Great, rich, malty aroma. No head on it at all. Alcohol is totally masked by carmel n scotch essence. My first scotch ale, thought it was great.
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays.Massive caramel, faint roast, sweet, cake in aroma. Sweet, malty, cake, fruity, hops in taste. Sweet body. Caramel in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well covered.
SinH4 (162) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with small head. Very rich chocolate malt aroma, boozy, dark fruits. Sweet rich chocolate taste, bitterness towards the finish. Low to middle carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Very good!