fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 355 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 22 août 2008 (thistle). Bière brune foncée opaque. Mousse peu, col mince off white, éphémère. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes. Bouquet de café, d’alcool et de sucre. Douce, assez sucrée, très amère en finale. Goût de chocolat noir bien présent. Savoureuse, bien équilibrée, alcool ressort mais pas trop.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark clear brown. Good bubblegum aromas. Bready malts too. Sweet and malty flavors. Easy to drink for an abv of 8%. Nice.
Renobob (1187) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une bière anglaise qui ressemble à la fois à une forte belge et à une impérial stout. Intéressant à goûter et vraiment pas mal !
wildsteed (1) - Aztec, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Caramel, roasty, resin, leather, earthy, licorice, raisin, woody, caramel, coffee, roasty
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown with minimal head. Mild aroma of vanilla, caramel, scotch. Little carbonation, fairly thick, very smooth and creamy. Vanilla/caramel taste is particularly potent to begin, finishing with a high abv/scotch finish. Quite good, but a wee too sweet for my liking.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If it's not Scottish it's .... This beer is very good - dark color, tan head, earthy aroma, hints of licorice. Taste is rich, with molasses and brown sugar followed by some hop bitterness. Look forward to having this one again!
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Bulk_Carrier (2717) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a dark brown color that leaves the same colored body. Two fingered white foamy head that once it dies a nice spider web lacing sticks around the sides of the glass.
The aroma has peat, light chocolate, deep malts, just a touch of caramel all coming through smokey and sweet
The taste is sweet through the malts, chocolate and caramel. Sticky sweet aftertaste with a long dark sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, shows that its more of a sipper and has a smooth carbonation to it.
Overall, I’d say this is some pretty good stuff that I would have again.
exeter (456) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first Scotch ale I ever had back in the 80’s, this is a re-try. Pours a very dark brownish ruby colour with a creamy white head that dissipates into a nice sticky lace. Smells of sweet roasted malts with notes of dark candied fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste is a malty sweetness with notes of fresh coffee and buttery caramel. Smooth and creamy in the mouth and quite enjoyable overall. A very nice Scotch ale.
tillmac62 (425) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 9/23/14. Very dark amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Nice head that laces well but diminishes in 3 minutes. Light nose of malt with hints of fig and other dark fruit. Outstanding medium body with a texture that approaches slick. Normal carbonation level. The well balanced and complex flavor profile is a blend of dark fruit that completely masks the 8.0% alcohol, set against a subtle caramel sweetness that is blessed with a touch of smoke. The finish is smooth with a short lived burst of smoke. Glad this outstanding ale is back.
OldAsU (3) - - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a beautiful beer. A creamy head and wonderful aroma that reminds you of the great British beers. Really great malty flavor and very drinkable.