tambrico (50) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first scotch ale. Pours dark brown, with a thin tan head (yes, kind of like cola). Smells roasty; a bit of coffee aroma. First few sips definitely reminded me of scotch. Light to medium bodied, and decent carbonation. After a while that scotch flavor seemed to fade, and I dunno, for me it kind of lost some character. Still an enjoyable and easy beer to drink. Overall, pretty nice, malty, drinkable beer. But didn’t really amaze me.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, DogHouse, Merchant City, Glasgow. Pours brown with a white head. Nose is nutty, caramel and toffee, sweet malts. Taste is toffee, burnt toffee, ever-so-slightly fruity right at the end, ok, nothing special.
Superbeero (10) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look : Dark chocolate brown with cranberry strikes when held up to the light. 90% opaque. Head is almond colored and 3 fingers.
Smell : Sticky plum, caramel malts, caramel sauce, slight burnt aroma, and yes, both the pale and chocolate malts.
Taste : First sip tells me this is an awesome scotch ale but I can’t pinpoint why. Quite a present flavor swirling with smoke, banana, caramel, butter, licorice, and baked malts. This is one of those beers that, you can’t really finger it, but it’s just a great staple.
Feel : Medium bodied, slightly sticky, syrupy, moderate carbonation, dry sticky finish.
Overall : A great representation with nice highlights of fruit (both lights and darks), a moderate sticky feel, and retaining a nice malt balance while avoiding cloy.
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at home. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, sweet roasty taste. Rich and creamy texture. Great beer.
beer-yum (992) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy aroma in a dark brown pour. Huge bodied flavour with a strong framework of malt supporting the subtle addition of hops and yeast. A brew to be sipped and savoured.
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oskar Blues’s take on the old wee heavy, from a craft beer can. Thick but coarse, moussy, pale yellowish beige head, opening in the middle but retaining well on the edges, over a clear, deep red burgundy coloured beer, dark but still translucent with yellowish chestnut brown edges, as it ought to be in this style. Aroma of caramel cake, some FFF (freshly fermented farmland), medlar, red cabbage with brown sugar, sweet chestnut, candied dates, hints of cola, milk chocolate, forest floor, kahlua, biscuit, sweet cherry chocolates (stronger in warming up), pear syrup, hazelnut oil. Soft sweet onset, candied dates, pear and raisins, ’deep’ sourish touch, soft carbo, smooth and lightly oily, full mouthfeel, very caramelly and gently nutty with brown sugar sweetness on top but a toasted bitterish accent as well, deep leafy and spicy hops in the finish but playing their role as backing vocals as is typical for the style, along with a dash of warming, bit rhum-like alcohol; bittersweet maltiness lingers, but more sweet than bitter. The aroma is very Scotch indeed but also bears certain resemblances with Belgian dubbel and quadrupel, though the yeast profile is clearly clean enough to pass for an Anglo-Saxon style ale - and therefore a Scotch in the true sense, though it could use just a tad more roasted maltiness in order to be truly great in its style. Still, certainly enjoyable on a gloomy autumn evening, and with high ’drinkability’ for a beer of this ABV too - a bit treacherous as such... Solid.
ryanfolty (2207) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 5, 2015 - on tap at Valley for Darkness release. Brown pour with nice amount of head and lacing. Aroma was grainy and malty. Taste was consistent with the aroma and slight bitter finish. Nitro pour so was smooth and creamy, but thin bodied.
rustbucket0873 (325) - Krikville, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, figs. Flavor is sweet up front followed by fruit, figs, caramel, and some roasty, smoke flavors. Nice and thick. Overall very balanced.
weark (494) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannette achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur brune foncée presque noir avec une mousse fauve - Au nez des arômes de cacao, mélasse, de noisette, énormément de malt, une pointe de malt torrefié, un nez engageant - En bouche des arômes de mélasse, de cacao, de malt torrefié, sauce soja, noisette, magnifique - Corp moyen/ample, amertume légère/moyenne, carbonation correcte, douce et soyeuse, final légèrement amère sur le cacao et la noisette
imdownthepub (11955) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Nottingham. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet fruity notes, blackcurrant hints, syrupy on the palate with caramel. It’s okay.