ebone1988 (177) - 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 (1751) - 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 (573) - 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 (1634) - 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.
ddemmingjr (659) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meantime Scotch Ale- Alistair Cook- limited edition Feb. 2011: pours hazy burgundy, fluffy tan head. biscuit malts, vanilla, toffee, typical Scotch ale nose. rich, robust malt sweetness. medium to full bodied yet quite smooth. Slightly dry on the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a dark brown color with a large beige head that faded quickly and left some lacing. The aroma was nutty toasted caramel and faint ripe dark fruits. The flavor was tangy, bitter and woody with notes of cherry, plum and tobacco. The finish was long with wood, cherry and tobacco lingering. Medium body. Solid.
AndyReynolds (809) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown with a nice white head. Aroma is carmalized malts and bread. Notes of honey, dark fruit, and some toasted malts come out. Palate is a little chewy and thick. Flavor really brings out a honey charater, but it is still nice and malty, finishes dry.