garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Blankboy, shared with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Dark copper/brown with a small off white head. Aroma: Malt and caramel, some nuts, pepper, bread, quite toasty. Flavour: Malt, coffee, nutty, some marzipan with a slightly alcoholic and toasty finish. Not bad.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear ruby, average off-white head. Earthy, sweet aroma, plenty of dry herbal bitterness. Oily, roast caramel, hint of leather and peat - pungent. Slick, average body, mild carbonation, a little alcohol emerges in the finish - almost a bit harsh. Interesting take.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a dark brown colour with a low dense off-white foam. Malty aroma of cocoa, cream, vanilla, nuts and fudge. Nearly-full-bodied with malty clean notes of fudge, cream, dates, vanilla and sweet red berries. Malty finish of of nuts, cocoa, fudge and peat. Quite powerful and flavorful one but lacking depth and soul.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep almost opaque brown color. Mossy, heavy malty sweet, nutty flavor. Somewhat complex. Smooth, medium bodied Scotch Ale.,
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aroams of dark bread and toasted, moderate herbs for the hops, light earth for the yeast with hints of charcoal and cola. Head starts frothy and thins to wispy, white in color with a little lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown with a red tint. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery, with a soft to lively carbonation. A nice malt dominant Scotch Ale. Not my favorite style, but this is a pretty good example.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head. Nose of roast, chocolate and wet malt. Flavor has hints of smoke, vanilla, chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body with nice balance of malt to hops. Very clean finish.
omhper (19310) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Very dark brown, small head. Chocolate and butter up front. Sweet and full bodied, clean mouthfeel. Very malty with caramel and raspberries. Buttery and mildly warming. Low bitterness.
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at OT, Stockholm, on June 6, 2009
Clear deep dark red color, small tan head. Malty, smoke, licorice, wood, acidic scent. Mlaty, smoke, licorice taste. Fresh licorice aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottled Feb 2009
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
my bottle says bottled Feb 16 2005, but has the new line of labels on it, weird??
everything starts to go once you hit the big 1-0 ...
.. Pours a darkest of the browns, fantastic lacing, great head too
... ya, this old timer tends to ramble on
... light roasty toasty aroma, print name oooh... the abv is quite well done too
..we have have our occasional accidents..
.. . pretty well made, mild yet assertive, light light smoke, some tar and black satan with his fly open flavours .. .
..overall: fun to drink!
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Olier Twist, Stockholm, 3 July 2009) Dark brown colour with ruby hints. Brief, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Malty taste with notes of toffee, chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and some hints of coffee. Bittersweet finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. Well balanced and tasty beer.