Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 29, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Nice appearance. Deep red with a big head. Aroma is artificial, alcoholic, little fruitiness. Flavour of cara, sweetness, alcoholic. Is dye a fine ingredient?
SilkTork (5413) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013
Sept, 2007 330ml bottle from Carrefour, France. A soft, sweetish strong beer with mild spice notes. Alcohol fumes. It’s a little rough round the edges, but is easy drinking and mostly quite pleasant. It’s possibly a strong lager rather than either a Scotch Ale or Barley Wine. I detect few ale notes. [2.4]
Jan, 2013 500ml can from Carrefour in Tamur, Belgium. Cheap can of strong lager. Amber coloured with malty flavours. An Ambree or Amber lager or Vienna lager, depending on which country it’s brewed in. Quite soft. Whiskey aroma and flavour notes from some added artificial whiskey flavouring. Sweet caramel notes. Pleasant and easy drinking. [2.6]
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is fruits, alcohol and some malty and quite hoppy hints too. Flavour is the same. I would have guesses the style for a fruitish Malt Likka, but apparently it’s an ale...
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Red clear body and a creamy offwhite head. Aroma: Sweet malt, burnt sugar, nuts and grass. Flavor is way to sweet, litte sour. Also a hopy grassy feel. To much strong alcohol taste.
rlgk (14380) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thanks to screwball. Quite nice amber color, offwhite head. Malty and fruity aroma, maybe some nutty notes. Malty, sweet flavor, some alcohol and fruits. Sweet alcohol finish.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bevuta alla spina al John Martin a Busalla; colore rosso scuro, aroma floreale molto pronunciato e simile a quello della Gordon Five (assaggiata ieri sera). Sapore tuttavia un poco piů intrigante, dolciastro e con finale scarsamente luppolato, ma non spiacevole sebbene un poco artificioso. Corpo mediamente acquoso, frizzantezza poco pronunciata; buonina...
Wim (3165) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 red amber coloured body with a small off white head a spicy malty fruity aroma a spicy sweet malty fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
well, this is slightly better than the platinum, but not by much... not quite sure how this is a scottish ale, just seems a regular ruby/red one to me... strong presence of alcohol but some sweet and hoppy tastes are discernible
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice and tasting beer available on draft as well as from bottle. Still need to drink it ftom draft. Tastied it now on bottle
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After trying their boring Finest Silver, their atrocious Finest Gold and even worst Finest Platinum I decided to be braver than a cat walking in the back alley of an American Chinese restaurant and give the Finest Red a try. Clear dark golden body with a small but long lasting off-white head. Despite the color I didn’t find any roasted malts or caramel flavour in there. The sweetness of medium level tasted half-honey half-candy-sugar. Actually that sweetness flavour and a few woody notes are pretty much all there is about that beer. A little grass in the finish and that’s it. 8.4% is apparent.