Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is not what I expected at all. First sign that something was off was the bubblegummy banana yeast in the nose. Had to check the bottle... was this some sort of Belgian-Scottish blend? No. Oops. Through the banana, toasted caramel malt is present in the nose as well as some actual caramel. Flavor is a little sticky, sweet and a tad unbalanced. Tastes syrupy, and not very carbonated... almost more toward a cider than a beer. Finishes with a hint of banana over a very weak bitterness. Is something wrong here? I didn’t taste the 8.2%.
Temptation (203) - - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit strange scotch, with a winey character that overcomes the more usual notes to raisins, biscuit and dark dried fruits. The aspect, reddish, is also clearer than the average scotch. However, it has a pretty nice texture that enhances the overall. Good beer, not extraordinary.
Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber with no visible date on it and purchased at a discount. Kind of wish my wife would stop watching this show about midwives so loudly... Nose is butter and toffee. Boozy. Sip adds a general maltiness and some toast. I’m going to get this way colder before my final rating. A little better, but still super sweet. Glad I didn’t pay full price.
angel77 (429) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo. septiembre de 2013. Muy especiada y caramelizada con sabores intensos de maltas y cereales. Cuerpo ligero con espuma no muy persistente fácil de beber. Color cobrizo oscuro. Al puro estilo escoces. No muy interesante.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy golden brown with off-white lacing. Smells of toast and malt. Tastes like it smells, only with some sweetness too. Average on the palate. Eh.
UDBeernut (1402) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brown, some floaties, cream hued silk head. plums, raisins, caramel. muted in the mouth. big body.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/10/2012. 22 oz. bomber. Reddish brown with a short tan head. Roasted malt and caramel aromas with light fruit. Semi-sweet flavors with fruit, light hops and caramel leading the way. Not my favorite.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enormously sweet, with additional fruit and raisins and alcohol qualities the warmer the beer gets. A bit of a chore.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured dark ruby-ish/red with a khaki head. Tasted like a Scotch ale. Malty, sweet, some mild fruit esters. Mild booziness and pretty simple and not overly complex. I enjoyed it.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with a note of alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A very plain beer, all-around...kinda weak aroma and not much aromatic depth, but what’s there is pleasant enough. Syrupy-watery-fizzy in the mouth, and rather sweet too, so not terribly fun to drink. The definition of average.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really solid scotch ale. Smooth on the tongue, malty and sweet, some caramel and bread. Tried at On the Rock’s Hoppin Frog tasting in Nov. 2013.