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.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle sampled with stegosaurus pours a clear mahogany with a foamy head aroma of sweet carmel malts & a hint of toffee flavor was sweet bitter and a lingering hoppy taste
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours brown with a nice size tan head. Aroma of roast and caramel. The flavor is slightly sweet, caramel, roast, smooth, and a fair amount of hoppiness. Good brew.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown with notes of orange, thin white head. Malty aroma with hints of roastiness. Rich maltiness with caramel and alcohol. More hopiness than usual in a Wee Heavy. Full bodied and warming. A nice, rich, warming, sipping beer.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love scotch whiskey. Black Friar is a malty, quaffable Lagavulin. Pairs awesomely with a nice rare steak.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head a particulate mater suspened in the beer. The aroma has a strong caramel and roasted malt aroma. The flavor is malty with caramel, toffee, roastedness, peat, and smoke.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#962, Bottle, sampled at the Champaign Urbana Beer Club meeting in December of 2006. Clear copper, thin brown head. Nose is malty, yeast with a lagerish flavor.
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Über Tavern in Seattle, WA. Pours somewhat of a cloudy amber with subtle red tones and an off white head. A very nice caramel malt and toffee perfume hits the nose. Subtle hints of figs and alcohol are also present. Starting off with the caramelized malt, the brew moves very smoothly into a deep and rich toffeed and roasted body. Ending the brew comes a nicely done alcohol punch intertwined with a plummy fig note. I really liked this one! A great example of a Scotch ale. Glad Über got ahold of some of these.
SSSteve (3957) - - NOV 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown, toffee colored beer with floating specks and almost no head. caramel and chocolate in aroma. flavor is all caramel. light-med bodied. lightly bitter, dry, chalky finish with a tangy citrus twist. good stuff.