Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a hazy reddish brown color and formed light tan foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation and some sediment is present. A complex aroma of malt, caramel, raisins and other dark fruit. Not as heavy an aroma as others, but more in the mix if you will. The flavor was of malt, caramel, slight bit of chocolate and a hint of raisin. A slightly lighter body than I would expect for this style and slightly sweet finish. The alcohol is well hidden in this one. Also best if had at cellar temp or just slightly cooler to help draw out more of it's character
Spab (1985) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky mahogany colour with thin beige cap. Aroma is rich and malty with brown sugar, toffee and dark fruits. Flavour has lots of sweetness but not cloyingly so, with brown sugar, toffee, prune, raisin and cherry. Lightly carbonated. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.
probstblueribbon (2629) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep, clear ruby-mahogany with a nice orange-tan head.
Aroma: Very rich and sweet, tons of brown sugar, dark dried fruits, a little molasses, toffee and treacle, so malty, some cola-like herbal or warm spice notes, a little booze, inky and sticky and rich.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, a little prickly.
Flav.: A little less sweet and sticky than the nose, more dark, burnt sugar notes, black strap molasses, less fruity, still some treacle, some booze (nice on a winterís day), maybe some pine/resin from hops?; not quite dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, thick, somewhat boozy and very deep/dark finish.
Very nice. Glad to see this in the LICK-BO.
costco40 (10) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tavern 131 in Milford, MI. Dark color throughout, with light head. Strong taste, could be off-putting on first taste. But drink it a little more and you really enjoy the subtle flavors, including the comfortable aftertaste. Very drinkable -- high ABV but doesnít overpower you. One of the best Iíve had.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice! Pours an amber brown with tan head. Aroma is cherries, nuts, caramel, cola, and toast. Taste is medium to high sweetness with light grassy hops. good stuff.
JonMoore (1661) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - very dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, prunes. Similar in the taste, rich, fruity and well balanced. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice.
stevendoel (6) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great color and nose. Classic Scotch Ale taste with a little bit of chocolate in the finish.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
revtork (6) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
As scotch ales go, this one should be considered a standard against which other Scotches should be judged. An orange color with a head that starts strong even if it finishes weak (try a straight
tommann (2302) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is rich toffee, orange and molasses. Taste has orange caramel to start. Malty molasses on the finish.
adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
VERY malt dark bronze orange. Pretty typical scotch ale nose. Taste is where things get exciting. Malt sweetness, oak and caramelized malts. Really solid and tastes bigger than 8%
Gromis (12) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is all right, but the hops used are just a bit too bitter for my liking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone