AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber, transluscent, not a whole lot of head. Nice perfume/plum aroma, but the flavor is a little more off-balance than I had hoped. This could be 5% or 9% and I honestly wouldn’t know without looking. Oh yeah...8.6%. It has the sharpness of something strong but without the warming qualities. An odd beer but not too bad.
thewolf (11496) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear bubbly dark amber with a big creamy white head. Aroma has loads of Belgian sugar, some caramel and a fruity edge. Creamy feel to it. Flavour is a touch bitter with a lingering caramel sweetness to it. There is oak, smoke and a juniper or pine edge to the slightly vinious and bitter end.
Grovlam (4166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Average beige light creamy head that mostly lasted. Clear sparkling mahogany colour. Good lacing. Caramel and hint of smoke, fruit and light hops note with some burned and candy like feel as well. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Light bitter flavour with a nice sweet flavour as well. Somewhat bitter finish. Belgium 25-05-2007
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, malty aroma to match a sweet, malty beer. Some dark fruits in the flavor as well. Mild touch of bitterness and some alcohol burn. A bit wet. More reminiscent of a Belgian abbey dubbel than a Scotch ale, IMO. A strong, tasty beer that nevertheless lacks any challenge or complexity.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really after dinner beer. Very nice bodied, not to strong,and a lot of taste. When I go to restaurants this beer is many times the end of the meal.
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - APR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 bottle. Expected not that much that it was ;) Brownish, thick head. Sweet, caramel, hidden alcohol.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Veyr good one, I thought I had rated it before. It has an excellent taste of roasted grains and a belgian touch on a Scotch Ale, i like both and the combination is good.
JK (4973) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt aroma. Flavor is simple with sweet malt, light sugar, and meat. A simple beer overall but right on for the style, and a good thick palate as well. I am surprised to see the abv is so high as it was well hidden.
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33cl bottle, best by 07/09/08) Small off-white head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is mild, some peat, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, peat/smoke, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate. Smooth medium body.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 8.6%. Copper colour, large beige head. Pleasant aroma of malts, caramel and hops. The flavour is very sweet as expected, malts, sugar and caramel galore, but the sweetness is to some degree balanced by decent hops, which linger in the aftertaste. Still, the beer is sweeter than I’d like it to be. But at 8.6% ABV, this is not an easy-drinking refreshment beer anyway. Worth a try, when you know what to expect.