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 (2368) - 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 (1153) - 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 (20450) - 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 (8119) - 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 (6458) - .....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 (6716) - 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.
Indra (2682) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Darkly sweet and roasty aroma, mildly fruity and nutty with notes of red grape, date, toasted dark bread, cocoa, tobacco and a hint of background esters. Deep, dark brown in color, opaque, with a fairly slight, fading tan head. Flavor is dominated by strong, dark malts, with the underlying, insistent sweetness tempered by the drier, roasty component, along with suggestions of caramel, raisin, licorice, milky chocolate and hints of woody, earthy, gently bitter hop towards the finish. Alcohol is just on the verge of making itself known. Semi-dry mouthfeel, fairly low in effervescence with a medium-full body. Overall, fairly tasty.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear ruby brown with off white head. Not much to the nose but a hint of licorice and some caramel. Rich caramel maltiness followed by barley and toasted malt. Overall i was a little disappointed in this one, i was expecting more flavor than it offered.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red/mahogany pour with a thin cream-colored head. Not much aroma on the on the surface, but a hint of licorice shines through.
Flavor of malt, rye, sweet caramel, and a slightly hoppy bite at the end. Creamy mouthfeel with a bit of stickiness that is surprising considering the thin clear appearance.