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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandygoonie (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Had a while ago from my notes. Pour dark brown with thick tan head. Smelled licorice, anise and plum. Absolutely lovely!!! Tasted raisin and slight smoke and oak. Also a slight alcohol warmth. Outstanding Scottish. Love it love it

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SmashAsh (14) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
I LOVE this beer! Super malty/ caramel. And although it is high in alcohol it is VERY easy drinkin!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of caramel combined with medium notes of alcohol and bread. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, combined with medium notes of malt, bread, and alcohol, leading to a sweet caramel finish. Like liquid candy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (407) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Hand bottle from wetherel (thanks John!). Pours dark brown with tan head when poured from a distance above the glass. The initial aroma was very interesting...a lot of fruitiness, perhaps cherries, along with pure caramel. As the beer warmed, there were some roasted malt notes along with some nuts in the nose. Taste is very malty and sweet; more fruit in here too, though more on the raisin side. A bit of tanginess appears as well; not sure if that’s some the cherry I noticed before or something else in there. Gotta say, I would’ve never guessed this was 11%. More like 7% based on the way i was downing this thing. Glad I didn’t really read the stats on this one beforehand. Very sticky on the palate and finishes sweet. This was a very good offering, and thanks again John for giving me a tick from a brewery I would’ve never looked at previously.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Almost clear amber with no head. Very sweet caramel aroma. Extremely full-bodied with hardly any carbonation, pure caramel and brown sugar - never cloying though. No bitterness at all. Liquid candy. 080709

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy dark brown with a fully gone head. Caramelish and slight metgallic malt base flavoured. Light yeasty. Sweet and fruity flavoured with a distinct malt presence. Light spiced and herbal base flavour. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2009
12oz handbottle from wetherel. Pours brownish red with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty and alc is hidden pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Rich malty aroma and flavor. Dark brown color. Thick creamy head. Molasses, raisins. Some alcohol, but generally well hidden. One of my more favorite OAW beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BLButler08 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
An awesome beer, that has a great malty flavor. A very High Alcohol content but you cant taste the alcohol in it. It is very smooth and crisp and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2008
On tap at the brewery 02/02/08. Poured a dark mahogany with no head at all. Carbonation was so low in fact that something may have been off with the tap line. That being said the aroma was minimal with a hint of toasted character, some smokiness and a warm, dry alcohol scent. The flavor of the beer was dominated by malt and the alcohol was well hidden. Not as much of a smoked peat character in the background as is usual for the style. Have to say I was a bit disappointed as I typically love this style of beer. Not bad, but not exceptional.


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