Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love malty Scotch ales. This one is malty, but also has a bit of a hop bite which, to me, is not a good characteristic for a Scotch ale. There are enough hop monsters out there; while this is no hop monster, I was hoping for a malt monster ala’ Macandrews or Traquair House. This is still a mighty fine ale though, probably the best balance of malt and hops that I have tasted if you want to look at it that way. The ABV is pleasantly warming, as you would want from a Scotch ale on a cold winter’s night by the fireplace.
Lowenbrau (2676) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. @home 26-08-2015.
Courtesy of Michaelawesome. Thanks a lot!.
BBD: Dec 2015.
In short: malty robust ale.
Pours little hazy amber with nice oiff white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty, toffee, caramel nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet malty, spicy, caramel, liquorice, ripe fruit. Robust mouthfeel, quite enjoyable.
martjoobolut (1704) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at some random Scottish place in Tallinn. Pours dark opaque amber with beige head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor follows mostly the nose, but also has some bitterness. Overall: nice brew.
niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours dark chestnut. Sweet barley wine style, not particularly boozy enough. It’s OK just a tad too sweet.
MichaelAwesome (5839) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eigentlich sagt die Nase nichts ausser etwas Holzfaesschen. Dahinter versteckt sich jedoch eine ordentliche Portion Whisky und Fass. Recht trinkbar, schwer, etwas angetrunken und getreidig. Ganz ok.
McTapps (5847) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Britische Biere in Düsseldorf. The beer has got a quite clear amber-brown colour with a small head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of barley, wine, caramel and malt. Taste of wine, sherry, barley, malt, caramel and vanilla. Smooth to drink, tastes like there is a lot of alcohol in it. Malty finish. Nice one.
gunnfryd (12610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
KØLF 141114. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, spices, apple, malt. Flavour is fruit, spices, hop, pine, caramel, malt, dried fruits. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
johnnymusky (593) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid scotch ale....i get an almost butterscotch or caramel taste...a real nice tasting beer....(#478)
torejh (46) - SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small diminishing off-white head. Nose of caramel malts and nuts. Taste is sweet and smooth with a medium body. The finish is bitter with some lingering alcohol. Quite nice ale.
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a_sully (300) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt amber body with a lacy white head, aroma of citrus, taste is sweet with hints of nuts and caramel.
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panzerwolf (201) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with a frothy head. Malts and caramel, a little bit of a chocolate taste. Dark, slightly sweet with a brief taste of alcohol.