doublebock (499) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with light beige head. Smells like a sour beer with oaky musty aroma. Creamy texture with tart yet malty flavor . Tastes more like a dark sour ale than a typical malty scotch ales. Quite a unique brew
drjay44 (2587) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged. Vintage February 2011. Pours a mediumlight beige head, over a clear, copper (SRM 17) body....nose is raisin, plum, treacle, hints of molasses....taste is sweet malts with toffee/caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, date, finishing with minimal hop spice....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, light alcohol tones, carbonation adds a medium spritz. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward, with great richness, sweetness and complexity from the malt. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours a clear reddish amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and nuttiness with a bit of caramel and a bit of booze. Flavor has sweet grains and caramel with a bit of backing light fruit and booze.
ebone1988 (210) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sweet like raisins, and bready. About a 1-finger head, dark ruby in color, just the way a scotch ale should look. Fruity and malty at the front, finished bitter at the end. Medium to full body, just how I like it. I pretty smooth beer going down, overall I would drink this one again for sure.
wedgie9 (1843) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 3/10/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle, thanks to Jane. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to almost nothing, just extremely thin lacing. The nose is the nose is tons of caramel, light molasses, sweet honey, dark bread, and a touch of light bitterness. The flavor is pretty much the same, with an added fruity raisin and date note, but the honey and caramel really dominating. The body is medium plus with light, but stinging, carbonation, and a long, lightly bitter, full of caramel finish.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’The Historic Malt Expression Export Ale’ The aroma is a complex mix of malt, heavily toasted grains and maple syrup. The taste starts with a little dry toasted pumpernickle, after the swallow. The malts sweetness is able to develop into fresh baked dark wheat bread with toffee and coffee finishing the flavor profile.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Historic Malt Expression Version. 750ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Not much of a pop when the cork came out, but there was plenty of carbonation. Poured a deep reddish brown with a finger of off white head. Big malty aroma with molasses, caramel and a bit of fruit from the yeast. Medium bodied. More malt in the flavor with caramel and dark fruit. Solid beer.
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with moderate head and lacing. Aroma of scotch, carmel, and alcohol. Taste is the same. Very drinkable.
soulpolisher (32) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with fleeting off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and malty. Tastes malty sweet, woody, and very slightly hop-bitterness. Well balanced and very easy to drink.
edgallow (1941) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Pours a very deep deep copper color with some excellent head and lacing. Hugely deep malty scent with huge hints of caramel and some treacle. Deep flavor, huge thick maltiness, with a bit of peat, some caramel, a bit of sugariness.