Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a dark brown and yields the same color body. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. There is a spectacular looking foamy, somewhat spider web lacing. The one inch white head dies within several seconds. The smell has the caramel up front with a bit of toffee, tobacco, and some dark fruits. The taste is basically the same with a bit of chocolate coming out. The palate is about a medium with an exceptionally smooth feel all around. There isn’t any sharpness on the tongue. The alcohol does come out a bit, but its not overbearing, still drinkable for the most part. Overall, this is very impressive.
dysenteri (153) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bread spices, syrup, honey. Sweet spicy tastes, hints of smokiness, dry finish. Medium bodied.
highlandlad (1477) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As braw a Scotch ale as ever crossed this gullet. If the score seems low, it reflects tepid enthusiasm for the style, rather than the beer. Clear ruby with a prodigious, lacing head. Almost Ribena-purple in the twilight. The nose is all molten toffee and fermenting dark malts. Something about it screamed Hallowe’en - must be molasses, conjuring memories of treacle-dipped scones dangling from the ceiling when I was a nipper. Slick body, low carbonation. Strong vanilla notes, caramel, clove, raisins and some woody/herbal hop notes for character. Sweet but saved by the hops. Can imagine drinking a lot of this through the long Michigan winter nights. (355ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, & some vanilla; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty good overall.
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured dark brown with thin khaki head. Thick lace. Complex flavor with sweet malt, toffee, raisins, figs, cloves. Touch thinner body than I was expecting. Boozy finish.
stouby (4459) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber/ruby. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, raisins, chocolate, toffee). Flavor heavy sweet, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate. Full body, smooth carbonated.
Aherbelste (76) - - OCT 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty nice aroma... hops and a lot of roasted malts. It has a pretty good appearence: solid and uniform dark brown color, with a consistent think head of yellowish foam. Overall, a pretty tasty and bitter ale.
purpleiguanaa (3) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bitter and also sweet with caramel tasty. full body, caramel, brown, clear,
angel77 (2503) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl en el cheers Oviedo. 12..10..2016. (r2466). Fcpref2la..11..2016. Color marrón oscuro turbio con espuma beige Aromas y sabores maltosos algo tostados con toques caramelos y ligeras especias secas. Cuerpo medio algo denso y espumoso con 8.5 vol que se dejan notar en todo momento. Toda una Scotch ale
nawatm (3) - Chonburi, THAILAND - OCT 11, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent,
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - OCT 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby appearance with a sustainably light tan head. The aroma is caramel and toffee all the way with a touch of leather inbetween. In the tasting the caramel malt leap forward while complex flavors of smoke, toffee, coffee, chocolate and toast. A real nice beer to cozy up with amidst the fall season setting in.