dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not what I was expecting to find at a mini-market on Santorini. Brown with ruby highlights. Darkly bittersweet.
thanatosti (739) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought somewhere in Belgium. Red brown with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with some hints of rye, although the latter is no ingredient. Must be the roasted barley then. Nice bitter taste with some molasses sweetness. Good long aftertaste.
Hanoi (213) - - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malt caramel and deep toffee and alcohol hues on the nose. The appearance is a beautiful deep amber with a good head and lacing.
Taste is lots toffee and caramel, middle has orange peel and touch of fennel bonfire toffee finish, lasting. Very sweet leading to a lightly bitter finish.
Far from a great scotch, but they are not common beers so beggars can’t be choosers. A decent effort.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a giant fan of scotch ales in general, but this beer is one of the better examples. Dark red beer, nice head, and a medium body. Subtle dark fruit and some nice effervescence.
Douberd (1227) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%
Deep brown amber colour on the body, with something less than three fingers of head. Foam is tan in colour, thick and has an excellent retention, while when is gone, leaves behind a beuatiful lacing around the glass.
Aroma of lighty roasted malts and lots of caramel and a bit of faint chocolate.
Quite bitter taste, even more on the aftertaste. I think I am getting some ripe fruits flavours, mostly grapes together with sugars, and some malts too.
Thick, full body, light carbonation and very dry on the palate.
My first beer on this style, and maybe that’s why I am so enthusiastic about it, but I really liked it. Nice bitternes, nice dryness, some alcohol warmth too. Good one.
VsXsV (1648) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, raw sugar, raisins, biscuit, caramel and light spices. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, dark fruit, raisins and chocolate. Medium bodied with low carbonation. All right.
MOARBEER (85) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mahogany/deep ruby with tiny off white head. Little in the way of aroma but you can tell it’s going to be sweet. Taste is sweet malt and some berry fruit, also get some sweet liquorice. Not offensive but not exciting.
laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Bruges. Rated on 16.07.2010
Aroma is malty with toffee and some boozy notes. Flavour has toffee, some caramel, boozy notes, malt, ripe fruits and some sugar. Good, but I expected more.
DwarfeD (474) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ale. Which tasted a bit flat at first, but had much more in it after all.
kraddel (1934) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown , see trough . Not much on smell , sweet,malty taste, light and refreshing . Special too me , as this is amongst the first i drink in this style . Overall , its ok , i wouldnt avoid nor search it