garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy, copper brown. Aroma is fruit, raisins, some alcohol. Taste is a smooth 8% with a dark fruit and alcohol burn.
minihame2 (225) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark brown colour and a faint reminiscent of a white yellowish head. Aroma not very strong, malts, some caramel and grassy notes. Taste fairly bitter and acidic. Texture is on the lighter side but the carbonation makes it better as it’s sharp at first and then softens towards the end. A bit mixed feelings about this one.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found that this bottle was sold to me and was already aged. About two years past the Best Before date which stated the end of 2005. Well I guess I’ll see how this brew ages because I’ve already tried a fresh bottle awhile ago. Pours amber with thick head dissapating to a thin film within a couple of minutes. As I pour I catch an aroma of dark fruits and spices. Let’s see if this archaic beer improved with age. Wow, definitely doesn’t age that well. Still highly carbonated and I’m bombarded by raisins. It’s like the age saturated my brew with raisin and plum. I can’t really detect the spice that I loved in this brew before. I’ll let the brew warm up some more. Maybe then I can pull out some more flavors.....OK much better mouthfeel, this is the nice creamy beer I’ve had before. Still real heavy in dark fruits but I can taste a little spice in the finish. In general this beer ages alright but I don’t agree with drinking the brew two years past the best by date. The balance that this brew once had is now gone.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown to darkred beer with a rocky beige head that leaves good lacing.
Aroma is sweet malty with, caramel, fruit, some spices and some slight hops. Taste is full of sweet malt, caramel, fruits and some slight hops in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very smooth and soft
A enjoyable Scotch ale.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with a white head. Aroma is very well-balanced with both a citrusy bite of hops alongside an earthy hint of malt and yeast. Body is smooth and full with flavors of dark fruit, malt, and molasses giving way to a slowly evolving finish that’s both sweet and strong.
birraiolo (223) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia da 33cl. Color ambrato molto scuro con riflessi prugna, si presenta con un buon cappello di schiuma fine color nocciola di buona persistenza. Al naso sentori di malto e frutta matura che si ripetono al palato.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Twisted Spoke, Chicago--Poured russet, murky with a quickly dissipating head. I was surprised to see this is a Scotch Ale as it has a lot of Belgian charcteristics to it. Definitely some dried fruit to this and some banana. Extremely drinkable, alcohol is hidden unbelievably. Finish is great with slight bitterness and full malt. Have to try the bottle for measure, but really loved it on tap. Great glass.
Jeroenhensen (222) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Afgelopen week gedronken, want het was toch net herfst. Heerlijk zacht donker bier, wat makkelijk weg drinkt.
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Dark amber brown beer with ok head.Plum,caramel,brown sugar,herbs,cereals,cinamon.smoke.Very refreshing and drinkable.
Fashawn (221) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bello l’aspetto, con una birra color ebano, scura e quasi impenetrabile, ricoperta da una schiuma rocciosa e fine, persistente e compatta, grossa due dita circa. Al naso, invece, la birra si dimostra meno accattivante, con un a persistenza aromatica molto debole. L’odore principale è di zuccheri, di malto, di tostatura ed anche di caramello. L’alcool non punge il naso, almeno non all’olfatto. Lieve, ma presente, l’odore di caffè. Corpo medio, non eccessivo, e medio bassa anche la carbonatazione. ordisce con una marcata astringenza, per poi evolversi nel dolce caramellato dello zucchero candito, in note dolciastre di frutta secca e frutti di bosco, in una generale sensazione di “legnosità”. Morbida, calda e avvolgente, ha un finale robusto e caramellato, con un tocco di “fragole" e mirtilli appena percettibile nel finale. Bella la bevuta, avvolgente veramente, di compagnia. Birra buonissima, peccato perda qualche punto all’aroma