Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper colour with thin beige head. Mild citric hop nose. Well balanced malt and hop taste with lingering warming alcohol finish.
sunevdj (3846) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty. Aromas of toffee and warming alcohol. Some fruityness (a plum and prunes mix). Nice fruity finish with warming alcohol. Nice.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin head(poured slowly).Sweet malty nose with some toffee evident. The taste is malt again, toffee with a medium bitter finish, some floral hop flavours. An average scotch ale.
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Bright clear ruby coloured ... rich sweet complex aroma ... rich ... warming ... syrupy... honey malt ... with a full mouth bitter linger ... touch of chocolate ... touch of burnt malts.(3.2) Tk2 Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008...Nice copper red ... lots of fruity toffee ... again toffee a little thin quite a lot of vanilla. Very reminicant of Alesmith Numbskull.(3.6)
cask in cloisters ... copper ... thin bubbly off white head ...sweet melon toffe .. little fig nose ...swee toffee malts ... juicy fruit ... light over bitter linger ... ok 3.6
Tmoney99 (13077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Good caramel spicy aroma. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a spicy sweet finish of average duration. Very enjoyable brew.
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dull dark tan/chestnut colour. No particular head to speak of. Big aroma shows abundant caramelly/earthy malts, big phenols (nail polish remover), and light peat. Chewy, oxidized earthy malts, dull footy yeast, astringent late alcohol and nondescript, lightstruck hops. Argh...another muddled Britbrew. These things travel worse than Bohemian pilsners.
doublebock (548) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grape-wine like malty aroma, orange amber color and it appears that the bubbles are almost suspended. High alcohol content evident, with nice maltiy-grape like flavor and a nice hoppiness on the side of the tongues.
Crit (3737) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy deep amber,small short lived tan head.Whiskeymalt butterscotch nose promises more than the flavor delivers. Sweet, nearly flat malt profile, noticeable hops,.Medium alcohol heatin finish, nicely hopped.Nothing special, not sure what all the fuss is about.Perhaps not supposed to be this flat?
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep ruby-red with a small head and nice lace. Aroma of dark fruit - sweet red grapes without tartness, sweet cherries - slight at first but eventually full-bodied. Fruity, malty taste - instantly glissandos into an amazing peppery hop taste that rides right out through the lingering aftertaste. Fuggles? Thick body transitions into a creamy finish with slightly low carb. Finally, a Scotch ale worthy of the distinction. Tastes like somebody combined everything I like about dubbels with everything I like about ESB and made a KILLER Scotch ale. A rival for the Fuller’s Vintage any day. Bravo!
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber and a moderate head. The aroma is malty with notes of fruit and the flavour is sweetish, malty and fruity with notes of roasted malt and a bit of smoke. The bitterness is present in the finish, where it develops nicely.