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.
cards04 (1425) - 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 (4932) - 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 (1691) - 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 (275) - 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.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Dates, caramel, brown sugar and a bit of vanilla.
Appearance: Brown with ruby highlights and a dense light tan head.
Flavor: Medium sweet with caramel/toffee and almonds.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A truly wonderful Scotch Ale.
thewolf (10705) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade.
[Bottle 822 of 2050]
Clear chestnut with a small, off-white film head. Aroma has light cellar, caramel, light citrus and port. Medium carbonation, fairly light and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour has toasted malts, caramel, light cocoa, mild oxidation, plums. Dry and malty bitter finish. Well-balanced.
garmonbozia (422) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine and cheese place: Great malt, dried fruits and caramel. Huge tan head. This beer had a hint of smoke to it. Thick mouth feel with low carbonation. This was a great scotch ale
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle in a thistle. Pours deep brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate and a little roasted malts plus a little floral hops. Flavor the same, with the malts all blending well. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/10/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 1 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, molasses, toast, leather, brown bread, tobacco, pepper, earth, light peat smoke, and herbal spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity, strength, and balance of malt and fruity notes. Taste of caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, brown sugar, leather, brown bread, tobacco, pepper, earth, light peat smoke, floral, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, brown sugar, toast, leather, tobacco, brown bread, earth, light peat smoke, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity flavors; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonaton and body; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent scotch ale! Great complexity and balance of malt and fruity notes; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, cellar aged for about 1.5 years. Sweet, malty aroma, some dark brown sugar, faint smoke, peat, darkly toasted malt, seaweed/brine and burnt caramel. Dark amber in color, tea-like in appearance, with a very fine head. Dark brown sugar sweetness permeates the flavor profile, more peat/smoky aspects here, as well as some earthy, herbal tones and sweet, warming alcohol towards the finish. Rich and full on the palate, low in effervescence, body is very full. Nice!