Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Tastes like carmalized brown sugar mixed into a hoppy raspberry plum sauce. The hops make it a very american take on a scotch ale, but if you like hops then what is the problem with that? One of my favorite session beers, which speaks to how little the 8.5% comes through...
tandembrauer (458) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at O*Leary at Copenhagen airport. Pours brwon with little light briown head. Aroma of dark bread, some smoke. Tastes sweet, with a bitter finish, well balanced. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel.
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, black, brown, very bitter, full body, A very heavy malted beer
Danyel (1308) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Apex. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of raisin, dark fruits, minty. Taste is herbaceous, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, not very good.
AnokaBrewer (72) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells sweet and reminds me of homebrew. Dark brown with a little red in color. Small white head, not a lot of carbonation. Malty taste with some noticeable roasted malt flavor.
Baramba (355) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep red with off white head. Ripe fruit aroma, caramel malts, alcohol. Sweet flavour of malt, alcohol
ANZUShophunter (40) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copperish brown with thin head and modest aroma: hint of chocolate. Rich body from the many malt varieties. Meal in a bottle!
StueyD (1361) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark reddish brown coloured der with a frothy tan coloured head. A strong rich aroma, raisiny fruit, vanilla spice and woody, with an alcoholic background. Medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, with all the richness, fruity, coffee, dark caramel vanilla and woody with a hint of smokiness, then a mildly sour alcoholic taste that refreshes the richness, leaving a well balanced but full finish.
Franckg (353) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good taste of barley sugar and toffee. Hint of cocoa. Small astringency by alcohol. Tasty and long bitterness.
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head and substantial lacing. Sweet aroma of peat with cherry notes. Sweet, rich malt, like toast, upfront. Smoke and some plum notes. Some fruit, plum and cherry, along with some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is substantial but not heavy, just short of chewy. Some warming alcohol throughout.
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graham_murphy (402) - - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprised to the upside by this. I’ve had some off-tasting scotch ales in the past but this one is good. Quite sweet like a barley wine but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dried fruit, caramel and peat in the malt. Decent bitterness from the hops too.