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.
niquillis (1704) - 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 (5559) - 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 (5579) - 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 (12315) - 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 (547) - 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 (45) - 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 (259) - - 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 (174) - 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.
mahkus (72) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from m and s. Brown head. Dark brown colour. Aroma of alcohol. Full flavour with lots going on and slightly sour.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown pour with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, oak, licorice, and a touch of bread. Licorice comes out more in the flavour, with some toffee and a light smokiness. ABV is very well masked, and the mouthfeel is a little thin for the style. Very nice flavour though, and overall a tasty scotch ale.