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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Rich malty flavors of caramelized and toasted grains dominate this robust Scotch ale. A hint of rye adds a crisp, scotch-like, old-world beer character, reminiscent of a simpler life from centuries ago. It’s a wee-bit heavy.


JulienHuxley's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a ring of foam. Aroma is ultra fruity, tons of pear, apple cider, perry and the likes, boozy and fruity. Taste is boozy, some honey notes, fruit, lots of pear again. Body is rich, thick bodied and well carbed. Except for the palate, this one was pretty miserable.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6691) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Hazy deep Amber with a thin ivory cap that recedes a little faster than I like, leaving behind a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass. A little earthy Amber malt and a little peat. Smooth and not at all boozy flavor with some earthy Amber scotch malt, and a mild British bitterness. Smooth and amberish, very balanced and slightly Scottish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Keg at CBC CG, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet and sticky with notes of plums raisins and other dark fruits. Taste is sweet and lightly boozy with more vanilla dark fruits raisins and toffee. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, quite sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1329) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’. Clear, deep red with a frothy, tan head. Sweetish, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, strawberry jam and jelly. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity taste of caramel, strawberry jam and jelly, followed by a short, slightly bitter, a little spicy finish with notes of juniper. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, flat. Nice, but not very deep.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Malty smell with toasted sugar and caramel. Similar taste. Very sweet. For the sweet tooth. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED

coppery clear. Red malty, piney nose. Some sweets, med bodied, bit rubbery doughy, ok tho.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (1161) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at cbc. Pours Clear copper. Aroma is sweet, candy. Taste is balanced, butterscotch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (5874) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Amber color, thin white head. Bready, malty, raisins in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel, toffee, raisins. Sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, dry fruits, dryness, some sweetness and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Deep dark color. Malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is of roasted barley, chocolate malt and light hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (6997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (24/02/2016) - dark brown pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty with strong caramel and treacle sweetness, rye, light toasted notes, some dried fruit, nice.


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