nick76 (4315) - 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 (12343) - 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 (1042) - 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 (20000) - 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.
Beerdedone (3003) - 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.