chris__hartley (190) - Ontario, - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours copper with orange highlights; the head is light beige and soapy. The aroma has notes of: a musky fart smell, figs, raisins, toffee, and cheap-grain smell. The taste is medium astringent that finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: wet-cardboard, peat, and alcohol. The palate is medium bodied, then, light carbonation, and a horrible long finish. Overall, Iím pretty sure I got an off bottle, otherwise you all have terrible taste in beer.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Fado in Philly. Hazy dark brown pour. Foamy beige head. Caramel. Peat. Molasses. Proper brown fruit - prunes, dates, figs, raisins. Some vegemite. Maybe not enough. Wish it were fuller and silkier like the best scotch ales/wee heavies. Reads too thin. Still, very nice notes. Almost too drinkable. Not bad at all.
BPal75 (5) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent example of a wee heavy. Aroma of port wine. Hot alcohol upfront front the 8.5% abv but finishes malty sweet. Silky on the tongue. Lots of dark fruit on the mid palate. Good complexity.
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Eructoblaster (2518) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 330ml. Nice copper body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with strong brown sugar hints. Taste is also sweet and robust. It carries some herbal and oaky notes. Ends with a warning bittersweet finish.
DBob5150 (141) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
After about 4 or 5 of these Iím sure your skull would be split. It pours an amber brown with a medium beige head. A sweet aroma. The high alcohol content overwhelms the taste, although I did enjoy it more as I went on.
citydave (34) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet fruity aroma, apples and honey. Strong in taste as well. Smooth on palate. Reminiscent of strong ciders.
scotchzombie (23) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish brown with a cream-colored head. Strong and the alcohol comes through, but smooth and sweet.
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stantheman (377) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bitter in Vancouver DTES. Wow! Very intense woody, vinous, fruity flavours. A world class scotch ale here. Must have more!
marv3mania (80) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Appearance is hazy brown with a reddish tint and hardly any head. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of malt, some caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is surprisingly fruity, like plums, raisins, and cherries. There is also a bread-like taste to it and a slight alcohol kick. It is very smooth and has a lighter feel than I expected.
StevieT (21) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit sharp, but OK................................................
jfb (2633) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep copper-amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of raisins, honey, floral hops and heather, with a light hint of cooked vegetables and caramel. flavour is mostly caramel and raisins, with a hint of vanilla, alcohol, bread dough and a semi-dry finish. slightly watery body with average carbonation.