tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, bought in Oostende - shared with Roger. Abv is 8,4%. Brown color, big beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is sweet malty, dark dried fruit, alcohol. Bitterness and some sticking alcohol in the finish.
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Beiaard Marie Heinekenplein. Dark brown colour, big tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, dark fruits. Flavour is caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate and dark fruits. Sugar taste becomes a bit cloying. Overall a nice beer.
note666 (1246) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. brown colour. good creme head. taste is dark, chocolaty.
very tasty, alcohol slightly present
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much is to be said about this beer.
It remains one of my all time favorite scotch ales along with the Gordon Xmas.
Pours copperish with a beige head.
Aroma is malty, roasted and caramely.
Taste is strong roasted / caramel and some coffee + butterscotch.
Alcohol is quite present all over the tasting, very roasted.
Fin (9465) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Le Ciro, Brussels, Belgium, 26-07-08 Pours brown in colour with off white head. Malty tasting at first strong in taste, quite fruity, some dried dark fruits come, through this is ok.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Cornelius in Edinburgh. Deep brown, dull white head that settles leaving picture-perfect lace. Toasted white hot dog bun aroma, meaty caramel, cold sweat. Soft, sweet caramel, minty bitterness, wet wood, blackberry resin finish. Quite drinkable for the abv, and though sweet up front, finishes on the dry side. Aroma a bit odd, but still a pleasant beer overall.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: mahogany color. Big head with beige color, compact, good adherence to glass and very lasting.
Aroma: intensive in caramel and, in less quantity, roast malts. Notes of butterscotch, toffee, some of coffee, mocha and vanilla. Slight hints of wood and smoke (maybe from the peat?). Some fruity touches similar to candied ripe blackberries.
Flavor: sweet start dominated for the crystal and semi-roast malts. A lot of butterscotch, toffee and caramel. Others more slight and underground notes of vanilla, dried fruits, honey, coffee and dark tea. Fruitiness similar to candied oranges and blackberries. I remember a toasted bread with butter. Final of light to medium dryness, lasting, from hops and roast malts. Also, very slight smoke and wood notes. Liquor’s reminiscences like whisky and old rum. The sweetness hides the alcoholic intensity.
Palate: medium body and semi-oily texture. Medium carbonation.
Remark: sticky beer, faithful to style. Good balance and semi-complex.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a beautiful dark ruby brown beer. Smoky nose with a hint of fennel. Huge amounts of dark chocolate and licorice and a hint of fennel in the taste. Full bodied. Some heather and honey sneaking in. Lovely finish with some dark chocolate showing up.
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, slightly red. Little bit of head.
Aroma: Dark fruit. Malt. Bit of hops.
Taste: Malt and fruit. Quite bitter. Strong.
Info: 330ml bottle, 8/12-2006, 122/500
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep hazzlenut golden glare, dense, creamy and light tan head. Mild spiced and breadish malt aroma. Flavour is dry breadish malt, slight roasted note and a nice pilsner hops bitterness shining through. Goes down quite smooth given the alcohol content. Nice roasted malt finish with a mild bitterness lingering into a dry finish. Nice one.