Unm4rk3d (30) - Bowen Hills, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a nice brown hazy colour to it with a caramel smell, minimal head and dissipates quickly. Definitely sweet tasting and masks the alcohol until the last second when it mixes well and lingers. A sweat pleasing scotch ale.
orange_3084 (50) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Very little head. Sweet malty aroma of caramel, raisins and brown sugar. Thick, syrupy body. Very sweet tasting. Leaves a sweet coating in your mouth to finish. This is a very satisfying beer, but a little bit too sweet for my liking. Even half a bottle is a bit of struggle to get through.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a deep mahogany color with a small tan head that fades fairly guickly with very little lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel sweetness and hint of alcohol. Tatse of dark fruit, some caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate and spice. Fairly medium body, smooth and with a nice balance. Not real hint of the ABV. Enjoyable sipper to enjoy at the end of the day.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a dark ruby brown. A little bit or orange tint at the bottom of the glass. Very short lived light brown head that faded into film quickly. Some head retention. Shows just a bit of carbonation. No lacing on glass.
S-- Big nose. Honey, spice, raisin, fig, plum, and carmel . Just a bit of an alcohol smell to this but heavily masked by the fruity smell.
T-- Same as above. Very forward with dark fruits and a bit of an alcohol taste. Carmel is pretty evident in this as a big dose of sweetness is there.
M-- Finishes quite dry and sweet, from the honey. Medium carbonation but could use a bit less carbonation. Reasonably heavy feel to this. Alcohol is there but still decently hidden enough by the fruits and honey. Might be a bit too carmel sweet though.
Maris (754) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 27/6/2012. Pours a cloudy dark brown with no head. Has a strong, impressive aroma of rye bread, brown sugar, molasses, toffee and prunes. The flavour is complex, with sweet toffee and caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and scotch whisky. The texture is creamy and the carbonation low. A really good, sweet, malty monster, which also exhibits some nice boozy, hop bitterness.
Rosslew (35) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Absolutely no head. Very malty flavours come through and there is a hint of chocolate. Indeed a sipping beer. Very powerful with a underlying "spirit" taste, thus the scotch reference.
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jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle. very good malt aromas. A smooth malt driven beer. A subtle hit of the alcohol. A very good sipping beer.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate brown poor with near no head and little carbonation if any. Nice deep complex malty smells of chocolate and caramel which is reinforced after the first sip. Nice after taste with a slight kick from the high alc. Extremely pleasant beverage.
Sevenlee (887) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is strong malt with over ripe fruits. Taste is also strong malt with over ripe fruits and plenty of caramel, toffee and alcohol notes. Long lingering alcohol and toffee after taste. Really like this one.
duncan_c (1) - Clayton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohols and ripe fruit on the nose.
Pours dark amber-brown, translucent, small bubbles and a thin head. Head dissipates quickly and laces slightly.
Strong flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, bitter and heavy. Bitter finish.