imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours Cloudy, Brown, Dark, with Average Head and Sparce Lacing. Aromas of Light Hops, Resin, Perfume, Average Malt, Burnt, Nutty, Smoky, Toffee, Toasted, Cherry, Dust. Body is medium full, with a degree of sweetness. Big malt complexity. Lightly Bitter, Average-Long duration of flavour lingering post the moderate, near cloying sweet finish - almost a touch vinous. Malty goodness.
Sophisticated (10) - - OCT 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Belle rousse couleur caramel
Se boit toute seule
PtiBisc (27) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This scotch ale smell is close to burned caramel. The dark ruby look is appealing. The taste is close to resin and burnt caramel. Nice to drink with the sunset. Cheers!
a_sully (328) - - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber in colour with a thin white head. Aroma of oak, and a sweet taste of caramel and oak.
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packers188 (46) - - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Style: Scotch Ale
DeScription: apparence rouge rubis, legere mousse qui disparait rapidement/ nez vin rouge/ au gout cest comme boire du vin cote maltee nest pas present
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Descent Scotch ale. Liked it better than Simple Malt’s Wee Heavy. Not overly remarkable thought.
AgentAle (1168) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel and oak cask. Taste is a rich sweet maltiness, light clove, rye and sweet oak. A tad of bitterness on the tip with light clove. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.
Frothmeister (652) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Pours a clear dark garnet with a thin mocha head that diminishes quickly. On the nose, dark dried fruits take the spotlight with an odd minimal smell of artificial grape flavouring, and some domestic-like notes. As for taste, burnt sugar out of the gates with raisin, toffee, and light earthy notes that lead into lightly fruity burnt sugar meets molasses like notes with some citrus peel in the finish.
Beardbeerman (282) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle (last bottle at the restaurant) served in its own custom tulip glass around 6 degrees:
Pours a clear dark cherry wood with fiery ruby highlights topped by a finger of tanned foam. Lacing is rough and retention is low since the head shrinks to form a thick ring around the rim of the glass.
The nose has a strong coffee attack decomposable into roasted malts, caramel (wee burnt), a touch of vanilla and a sting from the hops.
The taste is very interesting with a sweet malty attack quickly expanding to huge hops delivering a great bitterness. This lets loose nice notes of espresso and leading the way to medium hoppy/vapory finish.
Mouthfeel is clear, a bit oily but the ale is undoubtly robust and full-bodied.
Overall this is a good scotch ale with a good bitter backbone. It could be mistaken for a mild Imperial Russian Stout but its a great winter ale.
Whatup14 (1183) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Couleur acajou foncée trouble, mousse beige crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de caramel, malt caramélisé, raisin, touche d’alcool. Goût de malt caramélisé, caramel, sucre d’érable, légère amertume. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
plaugher (282) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml into a tumbler. Pours a deep ruby-red with minimal head. Malty nose with a bit of vanilla, butterscotch, and light smokiness. A bit tart, with a little caramel; a bit boozy. Medium bodied. Warming.