cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby brown with a small white ring. Aroma is sweet raisin and caramel. Taste is slightly resinous with caramel and raisin/plum highlights.
danlo (805) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour, foamy beige head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of caramel malt, hint of chocolate, raisins & dark fruits. Taste is sweet malty caramel, toffee, raisins, fruity, alcohol with slight grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry warming finish. Quite drinkable.
Philym (586) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Marzipan, raisin, fig, vinous/spiritous note.
Taste: Medium sourness, low sweetness, low/medium bitterness with a slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry vinous/spiritous dried fruit marzipan finish with a note of alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good.
hangunder (185) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged one year. Nice caramel aroma, sugar, a hint of dried fruit. Smells really sweet. Dark mahogany color, quickly fading white head. Quite delicious, upfront some alcohol and caramel but fades to some very complex smoky toffee notes. A sweet complex beer that isn’t too cloying. Could maybe use a bit more age to round off the alcohol.
Newmassres (12) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Simply love this brew. Well balanced scotch ale with hints of dried fruit gives the drinker a warm feeling. Truly enjoyable with a reasonable price range.
Buongiorgio00 (525) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finalmente una degna scotch ale, ben fatta e originale. Dolce al punto giusto e capace di ribaltare il proprio gusto in un finale lievemente aciduolo, intessuto di note vinose e fruttate-cedrate. Sentori di frutta e un corpo bello cremoso e compatto, ma che non intralcia la bevuta. Aegir ne sarebbe fiero!
UncleKorm (582) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a murky orange-brown hue w/ creamy tan head and nice lacing. Moderate sweet boozy aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate sour finish. Tastes are apple cider, apricot, white wine, and everclear. Full bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and warm finish.
Zita (4221) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice sweet malty aroma,golden, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, dry alcoholic finish.
hman43 (202) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has a malt aroma with caramel and maybe some bread. There is also a bit of basement aroma. It is dark amber in color with an indistinguishable head. The taste is definitely scotch like with a powerful alcohol taste with a bitter twinge that is dry.
EyeAmBaldman (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really wanted to like this beer. Found it in 4-pack. Quite expensive. Pours dark brown with a nice 1-finger head. To me it smells of whiskey and apples. This is not a real bitter beer, but it is strong. Burns going down. To me this tastes like whiskey beer. Can feel it burn in my gut. Wouldn’t try it again.