Indra (2656) - 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!
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 (6084) - 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 (2060) - 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 (3533) - 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 (3615) - 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 (6332) - 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 (1887) - 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.