bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one smooth/easy drinkiní beer that packs a hella punch. Not overdone on chocolate by any means, I taste a true crystalized maltish preserve in my hands here. The color is dark and full bodied, but the mouthfeel not overdone or heavy. The appearance makes you think, "this is gonna be stout", but actually this is one of the smoothest beers Iíve ever had. This would be a good beer to give to someone who says, " I donít like dark beer"....your response should be, "until you had this".
At an ABV of 8%, this is one that I will always keep on hand.
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody/toasted sweet malt, caramel, raisons, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, some dark fruit, and chocolate; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced; Overall, solid scotch ale.
Cajun (389) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can - The most subjective brew Iíve seen where the reviews are all over the place. I get... a dark pour, ruby brown, with creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavors of rich scotch malt, dark fruit, spices, and hints of smoke. I get a ting of sausage, but everyone thinks Iím crazy - just putting that out there. Thick mouth-feel, malty, and hops middle and end. I get a maple syrup alcohol aftertaste with a little smoke. Word!
Lore (2173) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear mahogany-ruby colour, medium sized creamy beige head; aroma of cream fudge, biscuit, dried sour cherry notes, some milk chocolate and some minimal scotch notes; taste of malty sweetness, some fruitiness and some minimal whisky notes; good one
Andrew196 (1442) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark amber in color. Thick, coarse head, spotty lace. Lots of earthy tones in the aroma, caramel, some tea and tobacco. Caramel and dark fruits on the tongue...a decent, earthy, sweet lingering finish. Hints of snoke. Par for the course for the style....a very easy 8%
LesArgen (312) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavours of rich caramel and well browned toast, a little cherry and grapefruit. Nice but not my favourite Scotch ale.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I finally found this and i have to say its pretty good but not up to the ratings given so far (in my humble opinion). It pours a nice deep brown almost black body that when held to light has a amber apperance. Thin head and not much lace. Not much aroma, but the flavor was sweet with lots of caramel and a little smoke. Overall its pretty good and worth a shot and since its in a can i guess i can take it tubing next summer. : ) Originally rated on 11/18/08
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting @ Budapest. Pours a dark cola color with a creamy light beige head. Aroma of scotch, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste similar to aroma. Nice balance (scotch is not overbearing). Good.
AnG_BrgNor (509) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Aroma and taste is malt, bread, caramalt and some vanilla (mostly in the aroma). Good scotch ale, but not the best....
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a large fading head.
Nose shows sweet bready melanoidin notes, caramel and brown sugar.
Flavours include bready malt, golden syrup and a bit of booze.
tapefuzz (128) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours dark brown with medium foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, molasses, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt with some bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit. Long, moderately bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel.