tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown so dark it is nearly black. Medium off white head which quickly dissipates. Strong aroma of caramel malts with coffee and chocolate notes. Also has a smokey smell to it as well. Tastes like toasted coffee and a hint of chocolate with a sweet finish. A delicious beer.
altonbrownd (5536) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark brown body with tan head. Nose is plummy, chocolate, malts. Taste is similar of caramel, malts, plum, dark fruits. Creamy. Decent.
darkvader (1) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of Scotland’s best dark ales. I love this beer. In fact Orkney Brewery brew some exceptional beers, always consistent and each as good as the other
slowrunner77 (9956) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a good example of the fruitier malty English style old ales - dark on the pour...pitted fruits, chocolate, tobacco. Smooth if slightly fizzy palate. Good stuff.
Nurmis (349) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, plum, notes of chocolate. Medium bitterness, medium to heavy sweetness.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Supermarket Seiyo Ishii, Nagoya, Japon.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, coffee / Malta tostada, dulce, cafe.
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Totally black pour with almost no head at all. Coffee, dark cherries and smoked plums both in the nose and on the tongue. Aftertaste is full of dried, smoked plums and bittersweet coffee candies. Interesting beer, though not a stile I like too much.
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Choc aroma from this deep brown brew with no head. Choc flavor with dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium/light body decent carb. Not much to this one.
rodbod (176) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is mellow and rounded, with some malty notes, and quite sweet & fruity. Palate is mid bodied, malty, moderately bitter. A decent drop
biirusaikou (2479) - - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Discounted bottle from Seijo. Rich raisin, cherry, licorice. Dark fruit and berries, cocoa, notes of candy, hints of milk, dry finish. Not so exciting but fairly quaffable overall.
cervmagpt (648) - PORTUGAL - FEB 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L4195. AROMA: roasted aroma with a moderate.high almost burnt note. slight dark caramel on the background. Some roasted black coffee aroma is present. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and translucent with ruby body against light. medium-low light-brown creamy head with medium-low retention. TASTE: similar to aroma but with less intensity roasted-slightly burnt malt flavor, with a mild sweet background remembering dark coffee. very faint dark caramel. low bitterness with an almost dry finish and moderate roastiness. balance towards roasted malt. PALATE: medium to medium-low body with a slight texture. medium-low carbonation. no harshness from roasted grains. OVERALL: a scottish export with nice aromas and flavors but with a bit too much smoky phenolic character.