fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is fresh baked bread with toffee cookies baking. It pours a deep rich red amber. Starts off a sweet, candy like flavor. It has a nice balance of hops and malts to keep its well balanced. It has a sharp coffee/bitter finish. Its very complex and a great beer. I would have liked it more if it did not have as bitter of a finish.
eaglebones (43) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark auburn with short tan head. Complex aroma of cherries, dark fruits, and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet flavor nicely followed by a hoppy bite. High alcohol content gives it a boozy warmth. This is a really great beer of the style.
PhatB420 (665) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz into a stemmed glass. Pours a super dark and rustic magenta/ruby/velvet. Head is mild and fades fast, lacing is creamy brown and hovers over everything. Aroma of sweet malts, barnyard organics, such as hay, dirt, grass, ... cherries, juicy dark fruits. Taste of sweet malts, tart cherry, velvet cake, with a bitter punch from the abv and the mascaraed of malts. Dark, poinioght, and enjoyable on a late January eve in BWAC waiting for the Pats to win the super bowl. Drinks like a syrup based amber with honey, yet still derives a bitter notch of surprise when paired with the abv. Coasting.
Moebbels (382) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear very dark amber body with a nice, fluffy light brown head. Nose has buttery and malty notes. Taste is sweet and warming with a bitter finish. Carbonation is low and feels creamy, palate is quite rich. Very nice and well balanced beer for slow enjoyment.
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 Mahogany appearance with a small. beige head and nice lacing. Earthy, malty aroma dotted with toffee and ripe fruit. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of caramel and dark fruit and an evolving complexity. Alcohol adds warmth to the aftertaste as a modest amount of spicy, floral hops add balance. Full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.
mikkos (246) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby beer with a long lasting bubbly head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malts, raisins, ripe dark fruits, hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, caramel malts, bready, fruity, a hint of alcohol. Medium plus mouthfeel, medium bitterness turn into warming alcohol. Really liked this one, just as expected.
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Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a nice creamy smell, a slightly rusty taste but a nice creamy mouty feel.
bennetporter (106) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper from a bottle. Aroma is caramel maltiness, flavor is the same with some bitterness on the backside. Mouthfeel is a rich round shape. Good beer.
Mainuh_man (250) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a big tan head. Aromas of cereal grain, brown sugar and cinammon. Medium sweet flavor with nice burnt caramel and dark fruit. Roasted bitterness hit in the middle to balance it, leaving a pleasant burnt sugar flavor. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, really good example of the style.
JohnGalt1 (619) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz picked up at AJ’s Fine Wine in Scottsdale.
Aggressive pour left a 1" lite tan head... and little lacing.. slightly hazy light walnut brew with chestnut highlites when held to a light.
Deep dark malts with significant caramel ... lite dark fruits and lighter chocolate... very toasty as it warms.
Big body and lite whiffs of alcohol.. very creamy .. caramel with vanilly notes.. dark caramel and more rich toasty malts... no hops are present ... but some yeasty fruitiness could easily be mistaken for hops. Semi sweet for the style with a lingering dried fruit finish... yummy.
A very good Scotch Ale .
Rototo64 (30) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quasiment aucune mousse pour cette scotch ale, au nez on est effectivement dans le scotch, le fût, c’est boisé, fruité, fumé,caramel aussi.En bouche, c’est en tout premier doux,sucré, caramel, le malt grillé, puis ca s’assèche, le houblon arrive, ca reste quand meme doux, une trés légère amertume en fin de bouche, avec une touche non négligeable d’alcool,ca reste facile à boire et laisse un bon petit gout au fond de la boite à ratiches. Bien fait, je suis pas sur de m’en reprendre une si je tombe dessus à nouveau parceque ça ne m’a pas fait vibrer plus que ça, ca manque un peu de caractère