doublebock (534) - 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 (3638) - 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 (10190) - 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.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma had dark fruits, butterscotch, molasses, and toasted malt. The appearance is deep burnt sienna with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but bitter and burnt without the peat like character I was hoping for. It does however have a certain earthiness as well as some paper. The palate is dense with a long bitter finish. The alcohol makes a strong presence from start to finish. Overall I’m disappointed but it’s not a terrible beer. Maybe I got an old bottle?
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruitiness, and toasted malt. Flavor of toffee, berries, mild hops, and cherry.
AskForJenny (1051) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml - Dark brown with yeasty cloudiness, notes of whisky malt on nose. Smoky notes and malt on plate. Nice and smooth.
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark color with a longlasting off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Malty hoppy flavor with some hints of licorice and chocolate. Dry malty finish with lots of chocolate and a long bitter aftertaste.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No to go against the grain here, being biest or that banter, but everyone at the tasting thought this was amazing. Aroma gives really fruity malts, candy sugar, honey spice, yeast, belgium and i also talked about it being great divide dbl ipa without the hops. Taste gives everything the aroma has to give but with grassy hops and a bitterness in the finish, making it a fuckin amazing scotish beer, probs my fav so far.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with a thin off-white head, that dies quickly. Nose is slightly fizzy malt, some hops and caramel. Touch of sweetness and alcohol. Mouth is much more bitter, slightly grating hoppiness, which is a shame, because look closely and there’s some peat and heather hidden away. Palate is roasted malt and some of that peat shows through. Nice, if it weren’t overhopped.