hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Similar in aroma, body, and flavor to Traquair House, this is one of the most wonderfully aromatic beers I’ve ever had with oak, whisky, and smoky notes. Low alcohol, eminent drinkability and a dry finish kept me wanting more. It makes me long for a trip to the UK to try it cask conditioned.
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella 50 cl de el c. Inglés Oviedo. Tomado en enero 2002. Lote A hasta noviembre 2001. Cuerpo ligero a medio con 4.6 vol fácil de beber. No estuvo mal.
mabuzzer (290) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep black with a thin tan head that quickly disipated. Chocolate, coffee and liquorice aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of toffee, liquorice and coffee.
kajser27 (340) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, bit of ruby hue, moderate tan creamy head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet toffee, chocolate, milk chocolate, bit dark fruit, roasted malt, dry roasted finish. Roasted acidity present. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
chinchill (2985) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle with a BB date of August 2016 purchased and consumed in Fife, Scotland; served in a Sweetwater pint glass.
Flavor has a load of toffee with brown bread. Neither sweet nor bitter. Low carbonation but a fairly durable head. Near full body.
Cruzer (97) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours super dark amber, medium light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, taste of figs, coffee, chocolate, and a little hops.
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to nearly black. Thin tan head. Low carb with just a trace of acidity in the end. Malt and element of pear drop in the mouth with fig and red berry qualities. All pretty restrained and a little thin.I would have liked a bit more concentration though.
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22.11.2013. Hieman paahteista makeahkoa mallasta, suklaata tuoksussa. Maku kuitenkin enemmän tummaan lageriin. Kyllä sitä tuoksunkin hennon paahteista mallasta maussa tulee, mutta aika vähän. Myös kahvin ja suklaan makuja. Aika pehmeä. Hieman katkeroa jälkimaussa. Ehkä kuitenkin hieman vetinen fiilis.
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark bottle, Tesco, Edinburgh City. Pours black with a thin brown head, subsiding quickly. Scent is an excellent, full-bodied, strong cocoa and coffee mix, overpowering any other notes. Taste is slightly harsh (too cold) but smooth. Palette finishes with citrus hints, slightly bitter. Good.
GlasgowTAD (583) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a consistent, light brown head which lingers around for a few minutes. Aroma is weak cocoa, brazil nuts and slight malts. Taste is cocoa and weak red cherries. Medium-full bodied with an oily texture.
ContemplateBeer (1741) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Wood up front that almost comes off slightly smokey; malt character is complex- roasty, a little chocolate, a touch of nuttiness. Appearance: Dark ruby with a foamy tan head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Wood stays throughout; nuttiness comes forth a bit more than chocolate or coffee; some light raisin comes in more toward the finish, which is mostly dry wood. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Very nice beer that offers subtle complexities missing in so many American beers.