Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind tasting. Pours brown with medium biege head. Some lacing. Aroma is of sweetnes, caramel. Taste is of spices?, caramel, sweetness, malt. Medium-high body. Very good, complex, well-balanced. Alcohol well-hidden. Somehow, I find it more drinkable than most beers of this style. Very good Scotch Ale. Does not feel like 10.8% abv.
jcartamdg (1438) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper brown with no head. Aroma of scotch, peat, honey and booze. Taste follows, really boozy. Nose is better than the taste. Not bad, glad I tried it
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pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Dmac via Danny for this one. Pours out a ruby tinged brownish color with a small lacing head. Aroma is of light oak, vanilla, some toffee and earth. Taste is complex, some nice toffee, light cherries, oak, earth, light alcohol on the finish. Solid stuff.
dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle that was oak aged for four months, this was a bonus bottle from glouglouburp that we never got around to opening Saturday night at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown. Poured a dark murky tootsie roll brown with an average foamy super light beige head. Aroma of vanilla, booze, honey, slight smoke, peat, toffe, floral notes(old flowers), wet dark toast. A bit thinner bodied with very soft subtle carbonation, and some alcohol heat. Flavor of barrel and booze, vanilla, perfumey flowers, melted bourobon with cherry, tartness and a touch of white wine. Solid beer but the aroma is far superior to the flavor.
mcberko (4804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, oak, light whiskey and flower notes. Flavour of caramel, whiskey, wood and low sweetness for a scotch ale. Very highly carbonated , much more so than the non-oak-aged version. The booze is not hidden at all - feels more like 14-15%. Quite decent but lots of flaws.
BeerGolem (594) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml. Pours dark brown with a medium biege head. Aroma: caramel toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, raisin, red wine and lactose (?). Really impressive. Taste: same flavour as aromas. Intensively sweet, with slight acidity. Lacks a little balance, but not much. Full bodied beer. Some warming alcohol. Overall, a really impressive product!
Sam_Sicotte (33) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verse une bière brune foncée, opaque. Le col est mince et couleur beige. Au nez, des effluves d’alcool, de fruits mûrs, poires, chêne et caramel. En bouche, chocolat, fruits mûrs et une finale de bourbon. Très beau produit, bien équilibré et complexe.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle says oak aged for 4 months. Acquired mid 2011. Thank you Colin and Kendra!! Lovely very dark pour, medium tan head. Strong bourbon, caramel, rich honey sweetness, molasses in very good aroma. Taste - lovely light bitterness up front, followed by intense dark fruit, sweet caramel and honey, rich vanilla, warming alcohol in finish. Wow, lots going on here. Substantial alcohol makes its presence known, as does the bourbon, but it is well balanced with a substantial base beer,( where many bourbon beers fail). Substantial and impressive.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aromas is sweet with oak, honey, and smoke. Flavor is wonderfully sweet and woody - caramel, dark fruit, and wood. ABV nowhere to be found.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 22, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of fruityness, light earthyness, hint of smoke
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, honey sweetness, plenty of balancing earthyness, touch of dark fruits brought out by the honey sweetness
Date: January 15, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Score: 3.1 to 3.6
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, caramel sweetness, earthy peat smoke
Flavor: rich honey and caramel flavor, candy sweetness, light fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4