Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml). Served at room temperature. Pours mahogany amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, off white, dense (almost creamy) and last very well. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of dark cherries, dried cranberries, dates, whiskey, burnt toffee, chocolate and some spiced earthy notes. Flavour is very smooth with a light earthy bitterness; dates, dark cherries, currants, burnt toffee, whiskey, and a toasty/woody finish with light notes of aniseed. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a good length finish. Awesome Scotch Ale
chucklemation (1443) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with no head and lots of particles. Aroma is a nice combination of dark fruits and caramel. Flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, with some caramel and the dark fruits hardly noticeable. A touch sour. The bottle was dated "BBE May 15," so perhaps a fresher bottle would be worth picking up to get a fairer assessment. Just okay.
S_Lovecraft (11) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish mahogany appearance with minimal head; aroma of burnt caramel, spices and red fruits; rich on palate with a long sweetly alcoholic finish. Great!
L_Lovecraft (263) - - FEB 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes of dark fruits, some roasty, aroma is quite sweet, an amazing mahogany appears in the glass, a good white/tan foam, medium body, medium carbonation, taste of dried fruits, toast and caramel...a wonderful and classic scotch ale.
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is raisin, date, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, biscuit, a little harsh.
mr_h (4787) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home, from Robbie’s Drams, Ayr (bb 31 Aug 2016), sweet malty, esters aroma with the faintest hint of spice, deep brown with no head (filtered after pouring to remove colloidal suspension), fruity, esters, viscous, soft carbonation.
jsporrer (733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium caramel brown with a thin tan ring. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, and a hint of spice. Effervescent full mouth feel. Nice tingle on the tongue and roof of the mouth followed by a mix of light spices and a warm finish. Not bitter or harsh. Hides the alcohol well. Nice lingering flavors that get better as it warms up a bit. Smooth and very enjoyable.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a muddy brown, a thin quickly disappearing head. Muddy malty flavors, a bit of cola, semi-sweet finish. Nothing great.
Dervock (1004) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours ruby with a short lived white head. Aroma is burnt sugar, dried fruit and a bit rummy. Taste is sweet dried fruit, bit of the alcohol comes through too. Rich creamy palate.
Hop_Hedonist (475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer that shouts its origin - Christmas cake fruity malt and earthiness/peatiness - alcohol invisible - solid ale.