iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled on FEB 17 2009--thank you markwise for the bottle! Clear deep deep ruby with a one finger creamy beige taupe head, fair retention. Sweet caramel (bordering toffee) and toasty malts up front with some light raisins and spicy alcohol behind. Flavor tones back the caramel/toffee sweetness a bit, giving the toasty malts and alcohol room to shine, as well as dry this out. Letting this warm up a bit allows for a bit of leather. Like I said, dry finish with a little roast, bitterness peaking at a 2. Medium-full smooth body with light carbonation. Definitely one of the better Scotch/Scottish ales in recent memory--some smoke/peat would’ve made me even happier.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is malty caramel and dark fruit. Nice scotch ale. Brewed Mar 3, 2009. $1.83 for a 12oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a dark brown color with a nice medium head. Aroma is of chocolate, some oak and slight fruit. Taste is nice and smoky with tons of oak and chocolate. This is tasty!
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (thanks to the guys from Ölfrämjandet who shared some beers with me). Ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is leather, toffee, caramel malts, plum and wood along with some fruityness as well. Flavour is quite much the same with the leathery notes being rather dominating. Yet very easy to drink.
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a super deep ruby red, almost brown, with an average size slightly fizzy beige head. Aroma ha lots of earthy malts, burnt toffee, peat and alcohol. The body is slightly thin with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is earth, chocolate, prune, plum, peat and stale toffee. Not bad at close to $11 a 6er this one is on the expensive side.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Man aroma is like heated chocolate topping on icecream. Also some sweetener on the nose. Mahagany red body with beige head. Dry coco, roasted nuts sweet malts give is med/rich body texture. Smooth on the palate. Good brew.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice clear brown body with a nice lasting head. smells of caramel and wet wood. taste is enjoyable light roast/smoke, sugary caramel sticky and thick on the tongue. enjoyable.
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argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, scotch, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin/plum, smoke. Watery medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee, slightly ashy, toffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is roast, caramel, chocolate, roast, toffee, crystal malt, some brown sugar, bitter earthy hops, and a touch of alcohol burn.
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o tupalev. Pours a very deep orange-ruby with a small diminishing frothy tan head. Sweet, malty aroma along with some light smoke, brown and some coffee. Flavour’s good, not great, with toasted caramel malt, brown sugar and a hint of smoke. Bitter finish. Syrupy mouthfeel, average bodied. Pretty good.