ARH (612) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Notes of roasted coffee, light caramel, light chocolate, and dark cherry come through on the aroma with hints of nuts. It’s mostly a sweet coffee aroma though. It pours a clear, but dark caramel-red-brown color with a light-tan colored medium thick, soft ring. A light trace of wisp is left behind on the surface and a low amount of even, small-bubbled lace is left behind. The taste is a medium high sweet with a touch of bitter. The oily beer has a full malty body and a light, soft prickly carbonation. Caramel and cherry strike the mouth predominantly and it finishes with grass. A coffee aftertaste cleans up quite nicely.
rustbucket0873 (279) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown color with little head. the aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, and some coffee. the flavor is coffee and chocolate up front with alot of caramel in the rear. with some earthy notes for the finish. The body is nice a heavy but overall extremely smooth.
This is a really good beer. especially when aged.
Sevenlee (1432) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate and lightly roasty. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a malty finish. Good stuff.
Muggus69 (1306) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle Bottled on MAY 05 2014
Nice looking beer; deep ruby-highlighted bronze body, firm beige head persists.
Moderate intensity aroma; rich burnt toffee, touch of bitter chocolate, roasted nut & earthy hop character.
Good density to the body, thick, chewy without being cloying, subdued carbonation contributes to the overall richness.
Body delivers plenty of caramelised malt characters with notes of toasted nuts, browned bread, dried fig & sultana, with a reasonably bold hop bitterness providing balance and lingering earthy spicy note. Bit of alcohol warmth, especially as it warms.
Very tasty wee heavy, probably on the lower end of the spectrum, bit less of a meal compared the the bigger ones; no objections of course.
DocJitsu (1064) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a short antique white cap, then ring. Smoky, roasted malt nose. Medium body and astringent. Sweet, smoky flavor with some caramel. Probably should be classified as a stout.
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red color with strong, roasted caramel flavor. Sweet (as others have stated) but I think it makes up for it with smoothness. A good cold weather ale.
BrewBoxer (2205) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery\brewpub in denver. Very cool spot . Dark deep brown color almost black. Malty booze flavor comes up as it warms up. Decent
BlackHaddock (4209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle on 16th July 2014 while on holiday in California. No head on my malty brew which I found a bit too sweet for it’s own good. The caramel flavourings need to be toned down a little in my eyes. I enjoyed it because I like malty/sweet beers but this did not sit right with me. A pity really because I usually really lap Scotch Ales up.
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Roasty caramel and a hint of chocolate. Super residual sweetness with lots of caramel and subtle bread. good stuff
Rangi (611) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black poor with slight off white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, sweetness. Taste is soft and at the end slight dry touch. Malty and toffee flavours coming through and dominate. Nice sweetness very smooth. Great slow sipper.