Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown.Almost opaque.Off-white head.Dark brown sugar, molasses and some dark fruit aroma.Tastes good. Sweet, only a little bitter.Slight sense of alcohol.A long finish slightly sour and more of the dark sugar/plum/molasses flavor. Good.The brewers description is pretty accurate.
Muggus69 (1181) - 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 (909) - 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 (1989) - 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 (3645) - 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 (573) - 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.
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Archive. Beer Boutique January 2014. Swirling mixture of amber and brown colour with a low head. Sweet aroma with vanilla, coffee and a subtle hint of toffee. Flavour fills the mouth.
BeerKurve (499) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky, roasted barley, bit of caramel sweetness and some peated scotch. Bit heavy and thick in terms of body. Overall pretty good.
ComradeK (1016) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear very deep ruby, verging on black, with a small light beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Sweet caramel and treacle malt, plus a little sweet drinking chocolate, make up the aroma. Mild floral hops up front give way to a little sweet milk chocolate, with strong treacle in the mid-palate. A slightly fruity finish has notes of stewed plums. A nice Scotch ale, and a good one for the winter months.