tfredvik (1110) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper body with a small, beige, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Moderate aroma that is very malty, but also with hints of hops. I get dark dried fruits with citrus and spices in the back. Quite strong flavour of dark dried fruits, spices and sweet caramel, and alcohol and citrus in the back. The moderate to light sweet initial taste is well taken care of by the moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. A nice one.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål]
Calisky (627) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambrée trouble, très légère mousse blanche. Nez malt toasté et caramel doux. Gout malt toasté, caramel doux, notes de raisin et miel. Fin amère et herbeuse.
hawthorne00 (2414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 11C. Dirty amber with a pale beige head.Aroma of toffee, spice, flowers, surprisingly strong citrus - oranges, grapefruit. Slightly solventish. Lowish carbonation is nice, quite creamy textured. Sweet caramel, peach. Spices, light floral. Quite hoppy, but the citrus disappears. Gentle finish with a little bitterness. Well in date, but maybe didn’t travel that well.
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy coppery brown body with a small white head. Nose is banana, butterscotch (in a non-diacetyl-ish way), caramel, raisins and hints of red fruits and grains. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, raisins, nuts and hints of grains and raisins. Medium body and carbonation. Pleasant scotch ale.
ljthiessen (360) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-brown pour with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, oak, licorice, and a touch of bread. Licorice comes out more in the flavour, with some toffee and a light smokiness. ABV is very well masked, and the mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Very nice flavour though, and overall a tasty scotch ale.
Beerhunter111 (7194) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangebraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, fruchtig, reife Früchte. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, hopfig, blumig.
sharkydodson (197) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hoppy and wine notes... the taste is rich, rather sweet, with shades of herbs and chocolate... aftertaste is sweet and bitter...
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich darkish ale with a lovely complex depth of flavour. Toasted malts, noticeable wheat, chocolatey sweetness, spicy notes and floral hops. Lovely beer, very easy drinking for a 7%er.
keepersj12 (2682) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice brew for the cold weather. A traditional ale with tons of malt balanced with some hops. I would love to try this with spruce or heather.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light brown, almost no head. Sweet oak honey aroma, taste full but too sweet finish.