Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Hazy, dark caramel color. Toffee and dried fruit. Sweet candi and smooth.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
his was recommended by a trusted friend, though I then balked at the $12 price tag. I gotta say, it’s pretty much what I think the style should taste like. Sweet, a little peat, toffee, chocolate, tobacco. Nice rich, full feel. A little bubbly, but swirling made it near perfect. 8% just right, warm not hot, full and sweet w/o being cloying. Ever so slight hints, and only hints, of astringency make this just short of elite. Still thoroughly enjoyed."
Niko100 (2058) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky sweet malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit (notably plums); Nicely balanced; Nice.
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a malty brew with lots of British character. Toffee, bread, caramel, some creme brulee. Just a quick pinch of smoke up-front. Really well-done, smooth and balanced, not too sweet. Sessionable although the alcohol will sneak up on you.
DiarmaidBHK (3527) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Has some solid peaty malt on the nose. The maltiness on the nose feels subdued. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours brown hazy deep with a nice head, aroma of honey, toffee, fruits, some alcohol, flavor of honey, fruits, toffee, moderate sweetness, medium bodied
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a great example of the style. Pours a muddy chestnut brown with nice off white lacing. Aromas are sweet and Bready with notes of banana, caramel and bubblegum. Flavors are Brown bread and sweet toffee. Excellent.
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Murky brown. Aroma of chocolate, cookies, malt and a bit of hazelnuts. Sweetish flavor, malty, with caramel, a bit of chocolate, nutty notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a really nice and rich scotch ale with incredible malt flavour.
Velkyal (297) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich amber, with red highlights, topped with a slightly off white head. Aromas of sweet malts, toffee, caramel and just a touch of fresh toast dominate. Flavourwise, again the rich malt sweetness is very much to the fore, but there is enough of a spicy, earthy hop bite to give it enough balance so as not to be overwhelmingly sweet. The alcohol is nicely integrated, noticeable but not intrusive. Medium-full body. A lovely beer for the cool nights of autumn.