Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit, peat malt, toffee, honey and oak. The flavor is a little bit different. I really like the dark fruit notes (cherries and grapes) as well as the toffee, honey and oak. There is also a bit of smoke and peat malt as well as some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked that it was aged in casks for for months. Long ago trade. Pours with a medium clarity, mahogany hued brown body with a lasting, firm off-white head. Great lace and retention. Aromas are of mejool dates, caramel, armagnac, brown sugar and toffee. Medium esters of stewed pears, some oak, vanillin, candied walnuts, cola. soot, and port. Well refined, but with a slightly disappointingly low barrel character (I want a bit more barrel in the aroma). Flavors are of cotton candy, low but definitely noticeable diacetyl, toasted coconut and raw coconut, barrel, brown sugar, alcohol, suntan lotion, raisins and figs. Alcohol is quite mild, warming, fuller body, light oxidation, medium-low carbonation. I find myself looking for more barrel character (both flavor and tannin).
Whatup14 (829) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bouteille 750ml. Couleur acajou opaque, mousse beige foncée. Arôme de miel, alcool, boisé, malt, caramel. Goût de caramel, beaucoup d’alcool, café froid?, acidité légère et boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonation faible, corps moyen. L’alcool est beaucoup moins bien maîtrisé que dans la version non vieillie.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml, robe brune, arôme de sucre caramélisé, en bouche c’est une explosion de caramel brulé, goût de chêne vanillé également.
Quevillon (2568) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Peluso (Montreal), don’t ask me when, more then a year ago. Mahogany brown, medium head. Aroma of alcohol burnt barley, honey notes. The taste is pretty much the same thing, but with hints of tart red fruit, slightly woody, aftertaste a little sour. For a long time I had this beer, the wait was worth it.
magsinva (918) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kybecca - reviewing from notes - a solid scotch ale, though I wasn’t getting a lot of the honey.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a red-orange clear dark brown with a nice beige head. Smell is sugar, brown sugar, oak. Taste is brown sugar, honey, sweet malts, chocolate, toffee. Herbal hops in the finish, vanilla, toffee. Some oak wood, dark chocolate bitterness and vanilla post-ingestion. Very tasty! Medium bodied, weak carbonation. A very solid scotch ale, quite fit for any special occasion.
Minderbinder (2073) - 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 (2136) - 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 (2587) - 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.