jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY> deep dark pour, aromas of roasted malts, little peat, malty richness. Taste seems more porter like. Roasted & caramel malts, nice dose of bitterness. woody aspects in the finish. Decent
rainnskittles (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having hiked my way across Scotland and spent my evenings in their pubs, I can attest to their local beers. This beer hit the mark and exceeded all of my expectations
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish-red in color with a caramel color head which dissipates quickly but gathers around the edges and leaves good lacing. Aroma is mostly smokey with a touch of caramel. The palate is medium bodied, smooth, rich, with a slight touch of alcohol warmth. The taste is lightly sweet with caramel malt with a smokey/peat finish. Overall I find this scotch ale pretty straight forward with not a lot of nuance. The smokey aroma is a little overpowering and cloying after a while. The caramel malt in the flavor is pretty satisfying, though. Very worth a try.
Gachupines (1251) - USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black color with a nice off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, but a bit smoky. Flavor is roasted malt with a bit of alcohol sweetness underneath. Some smoky, peat flavors present as well, along with a slightly bitter finish.
wxman (1747) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark nearly opaque brown with a light brown malted milk-like head. Head diminishes fairly quickly, but stays. Aroma of chocolate and peat. Smooth going down. Caramely roasted malt flavor, only slightly sweet, earthy, hints of dark chocolate. Well balanced, tasty and unassuming. Goes down easy for a dark robust ale. No indication of 7.7% ABV and very little hop bitterness. Very true to the style.
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear brown colour with no head retention; fairly toasted biscuity aroma with a sourish touch; full-bodied and with some sweetness; a gentle bitterness, long malty and cookie-like finish; pretty dry and salty - a nice beer
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 355ml. Courtesy of Laurent Mousson. Burnt caramel in the nose which is rouish, faintly reminiscent of gose (!). Different, with plenty of character and very nice. Raisins, cookie dough, caramel and asparagus showing up in the taste. Very drinkable. Mindblowingly enjoyable.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Biscuit, alcohol, chocolate and nutty malts in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty malt, caramel, yeast in taste that finishes with a slight alcohol warmth.
MrMugs (30) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my 1st Claymore and I like it a lot. The caramel maltiness and the slight warming from the alcohol was just right.