mabuzzer (290) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby red colour with white head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit and alcohol. Toffee, dark fruit flavour. Not bad
jmgreenuk (5802) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody hop, raisins, rich fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big over ripe fruit, woody resin hop, light spice, alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Bail (11) - Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought from Tesco £1.50 a bottle. A lovely dark warming ale with a slight bitter sweet taste. Full of deep rich flavour and 7.3% so not for the faint hearted. One of my favourites.
SangreSani (201) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper colored beer with very nice head.
Phenolic aroma from the bottle. Slight cardboard. Hints of honey and cookies.
Medium bitterness. Quite high sweetness. Great dry aftertaste.
Very smooth texture, full body. Very warm of throat.
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle consumed in Fife, Scotland.
Looks great, with a clear red-brown body and a durable, light tan head that leaves patterned sticky lacing behind.
High ABV is evident in the aroma, taste and feel. The aroma also harbors hints of toffee.
Flavor: A tad too bitter in the finish and aftertaste.
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scotch Ale? I personally find this rather stout.
A deceivingly mellow aroma, and mildly roasted barley.
Pours a very dark, stout like colour with a Nice, foamy defining head.
In the mouth it is heavy and bitter, mild carbonation, creamy and full bodied.
An amazing burst of flavour, Mighty Strong malty, very toasty, burn’t sugar, and espresso coffee.
Finishes almost overpowering and a little sickly, but with a good measure of warmth which lasts long.
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Very dark ruby, white head. Aroma is caramel malts, red berries, bready malts. Flavour is earthy, malty, caramel sweet, dried fruits but unfortunately also boozy.
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, 7.3%, BB Oct 2015. Very dark ruby red, clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is red berry, toffee, a little musty and gluey. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is toffee, paper, resinous, fairly alcoholic, sharp and a bit drying. Unbalanced, but drinkable, fine.
redders1974 (323) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma pours golden drown nice head that dissapears quickly tastes sweet and treacley a very nice strongush ale one for a winter night very warming and satisfying. I’m think they used to brew this slightly stronger and it was nice but benefits from the slight reduction in abv.
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Bottle, Scotland. Pours very dark caramel with a medium head, diminishing slowly. Scent at the bottlecap is distinctly ethanol. Taste is licorice, stout. Palette is average, slightly lingering ethanol. Worth a try!