phfyysik (791) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nut brown with light off-white head. Aroma is toffee, grass, some earth, resin, some wood, cream, light smoke, rum, red wine. Taste is red grapes, fresh, wood, creamy, light sweet, some oak barrels, citrus. Abv is very well hidden. Superb beer!
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, medium white head. Aroma of malty toasted caramel. Taste has caramel and milk chocolate. Tasty.
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark brown color with a copper hue and a very weak head. Flavors of alcohol, dark malts, toffee, faint nuts and lemon, lots of herbal spices. Sweet smell but more of a bitter taste. Feels more like a stout/porter. Dominant alcohol feel. Creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Strong finish that lingers for a moment with dry bitter spices, and a bit earthy. A little stale and not really balanced. Lacks some quality, overall above average stuff.
JaKeAFC (972) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, clear, deep red hue, thick stable beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cake, plum/cherry, caramel/sugar, solvent. Light bittering hops, resin.
Taste is sweetish, sticky with a mild bitterness, relatively complex.
Medium to full body, slow sipper, light warming.
Creamy texture, smooth alcoholic finish.
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing like a good Scotch Ale, even in the summertime. McEwan’s Scotch Ale has a mahogany pour and an eggshell head. Toffee, light hops, and mild fruit aromas. Caramel and chocolate flavor profile. Smooth feel. While a richer flavor and fuller feel would be welcome, it’s impossible to deny how tasty and drinkable this is. Great example of Scotch Ale.
suurjuust (2917) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is mild caramel, some minerals, burned notes, dried fruit and roasted malt. Flavor is roasty, somewhat acidic, dried fruit. Bread crust acidity in the finish with more fruity notes. Smooth stuff, hides the booze rather well.
Kauge (1619) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SuperAlko (€ 1.99). BB 01.04.2017. Pours brown, seems clear, with a small, very light beige head. Sweetish sourish herbal and berry aroma with black tea and roasty-toasty hints, lactic even?, very difficult to adequately describe to be honest... Tastes nice. Dark fruits, malts, black tea kind of yeastiness? Slight creaminess on the palate, carbonation soft, body. Easy drinking despite the 8%. Nice, old-school stuff. Worth buying again.
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from tallinna kaubamaja). Pours dark ruby-brown. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet and malt, caramel, slightly bitter, some metallic notes. Finish is caramel bitter. Alcohol is well covered, drinkability is good. Overall: good.
mmather (181) - Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick brown and smooth. Easily drinkable. Aroma of plums and caramel. Easily reminiscent of the original I had years ago. A classic.
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with beige head. Caramel/cocoa/roasted malt aromas. Bitter sweet with a hint of alcohol heat. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering bitter sweet aftertaste. Maybe a slight hint of diacytal giving a buttery impression. Really liked this beer.