bwyu (45) - - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sherry or port-like alcohol to start. Chocolate notes with a hoppy spicy dry finish. a tasty beer overall.
Nocturne (1082) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rogue Public House, SF. Dark reddish brown colour with a short light brown head. Complex and evolving taste led by chocolate into notes of plum and anise. A faint smokiness lurks at the edges. Different to the other beers of this style I’ve had, but in a good way. Enjoyed it.
jdavidh (158) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great burgundy color with not a lot of aroma. Very tasty though - lots of bready and nutty malts. Slight fruitiness from the minimal hops. Quite sweet on the finish.
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hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$5.29 Bomber Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours brown, small off-white head. Smells of toffee, raisins, caramel. Tastes of strong caramel, some funk, and has a light sourness. Unmemorable.
maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Ceylon tea color, nice head and lasting lace, malt-forward on the nose and palate, subtle hops and dried apricot fruit leather on the middle palate, but lacks depth of flavor - like Oskar Blues Scotch Ale has - and finishes a little dry. A nice beer but room for improvement.
Vestlake (196) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber with very little head. Aroma is malty and slightly fruity. Taste is malty with some smokiness and roast flavors as well. I didn’t really enjoy the taste of this as much as I thought I would, too much smokiness and roasted flavor for me.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Scotch ale on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, nutty, toasty, cereal, good.
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautiful reddish-golden brown with an off-white head. Light, malty aromas with hints of currant. Flavor starts like a rich barleywine and ends with a smooth nuttiness.
GJF (1353) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt and carmel, a bit nutty. Flavor is generally sweet, bready, with lots of caramel, a bit of alcohol warmth and hop bite at the end. Good version of the style.
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, dark amber beer with a dense, light beige head that lasts. There’s something almost dms-like in the aroma, with caramel, a faint roasted hint and some dried fruit, prunes mostly. There’s a little alcohol warmth in the mouth, it’s smooth on the palate and full bodied, with flavors of prunes, caramel and a faint bitterness. Rather sweet, with some puke like hints. Not sure about this one, but it certainly didn’t impress. 130813