cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is my first scotch ale. It was a little bold for my taste at this time. I think it was probably right on the money for how its advertised. Just beyond me at this point. Smells and looks great in glass definitely a smoky malt flavor up front with a little hops bitterness in the finish. You know your drinking something with alcohol.
Hopper8 (22) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty good beer. It’s got a nice medium body with a nice creamy mouth feel. You can taste the malts in the beer, but it balances out for a nice overall taste, and it is a beautifully nice red amber with a nice white head.
minihame2 (347) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, intensely deep red colour with thick and creamy light brown head. Great aroma, plenty of malty sweetness, syrup, caramel and some toast. Pleasant taste, also has strong malty flavour, ends in a bit of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick, oily, low in carbonation. Great tasting beer, very rich in flavour, highly enjoyable.
Graham77 (381) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Reddish/brown colour. Minimal carbonation and head in my bottle (BB 02/07/16). Aroma of cocoa, syrup, caramel. Taste very sweet with light bitterness and umami? I think it is present here in the aftertaste. The flavour is excellent, I suspect though that the stated ingredients are not the only ones in this brew.
Omar1991 (8) - - APR 30, 2016 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Beer has a nice taste and aroma and the after taste is not that bad. Overall an okay beer but nothing special
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humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: Bottle from Alko. Thick malty body, a bit sweet, alcohol and caramel flavor. Not much hoppiness, just a lot of malts, alcohol. Strong and complex.
dnicolaescu (1628) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Clear ruby, beige head. The aroma is quite simple - caramel dominated, some malty and spicy notes. The taste is similar, with lots of caramel (but not at all sticky), a strong peppery bitterness with toasted bread notes. Just a touch of alcohol and a smooth easy drinking body. Nice, even though a bit too simple.
konungen (363) - - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt, karamell, sötma, humle. Mörk röd öl med ett smutsvitt skum som länge lämnar rester i glaset. Riktigt trevlig öl!
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McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear caramel brown, greasy bubbly thin head. Nose is big smoked brown sugar and oddly floral malt. Initial taste is a straightforward latch of tinny molasses, soft pepper and frozen choc. Carbonation is a formality and mouthfeel is clingy. Finishes a cooling gulp of soft roast, caramel brownie and lingers a brazen spicy sweetness.
Never really telling of the ABV but never really gripping enough. Amazed I’ve not rated it before now.
ciocanelu (845) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with ruby hues, tan head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, some dark fruits and a bit of booze. Taste starts sweet with caramel malt and cherries, a bit of roasted character and some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, slightly boozy. Not bad but it’s a bit boozy for my taste and also the hops don’t really mix well with the sweet malts.
Echon (264) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark red full-bodied ale, with a solid malty caramel aroma, and a malt and spicy hop flavour. Somewhat pungent taste, with medium sweetness and bitterness. Overall, a beautiful, smooth and well-balanced ale.