MOARBEER (94) - - 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.
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 09/04/2017
Deep ruby body, beige head is small but persistent.
Malty nose - treacle, honey, sweet chewy biscuit, tea cake, heather, red fruits & spicy/floral/earthy sort of undertones.
Body is full without being as rich as expected, some stickiness & chewiness nonetheless, subdued carbonation.
Loads of caramel, toffee, treacle on the palate, red fruits come through once again, subtle vanilla undertones, cereals, heather, meadow notes, faint peaty smokiness. Booze dries out finish, touch of warmth, decent bitterness.
Really enjoyed this - would be lovely off-cask. Despite its origins, it really captures the essence of the Highlands, and the sort of ales native to the region.
VamboladeTolly (1077) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with small head. Aroma is malty, more like a lager, hay, slight caramel, hay. Taste is sweet, berries, jam, bread, caramel.Medium body. Drinkable but rather bad.
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red with tight sudsy beige head. Toffee malts dominate the aroma, with some butterscotch, plum and raisin. Lots of toffee and caramel in the flavour too, cherry, raisins, a little gentle grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, light prickliness. Fairly good scotch ale.
Calisky (2159) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune sombre, très légère mousse. Nez de caramel, caramel cuit, note fruits noir. Gout malté caramel, fruité noir, le tout légèrement cuit, avec caramel sucré et cremeux, houblon, épices douces et note de fut de chêne. Complexe, intense, mais aussi subtile et onctueuse, une sacrée scotch ale!
The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into an elaborate branded thistle glass at Hotel Centrum, Beersel. Split with Colin and Steve. Dark brown, still, opaque, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is earthy, yeast, toffee. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is bread, toffee, sugars, molasses, soft sweet finish with some twig. One dimensional sweet stuff. A bit boring, but alright.
Lore (1761) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown colour, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of toffe, vanilla, dried fruity and earthy notes, maybe some wallnut too; taste isvthe same; good ale
nybol (497) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Karamel i smagen. Faktisk en del! Heldigvis tager humlen lidt over og det gør at der er fin balance i øllen.
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at the Hotel Centrum, Beersel, 20/11/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains well.
Nose is sweet malt, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit rinds, light spice.
Taste comprises bitter fruit shreds, brown bread, spice, toffee, dark malt, bitter orange, spice, toasted brown sugar.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosty kick.
Ok for style.
kajser27 (858) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber colored with a ruby hue, medium beige creamy head with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dried fruits, sugary. Taste is medium to strong sweet and malty, caramel, brown sugar and toffee, dried fruits, small amount of cardboard, low+ herbal bitterness, bit of alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation.
RihardsF (86) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice quad. That I would like to drink again. Easy drinkable. Good price/performance...