Kpbutsko (23) - - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out as a lightly colored black/ brown, cola consistency. Light brown head. Right away you can really smell the roasted malts.. They just come out & hit ya in the nose like a drunken Scotsman in a bar fight. Light taste at the front but the back has a real thick and smokey malt feel that makes you remember, "I'm a scotch ale, you bastard."
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rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 355 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Red garnet beer with a short beige head. Malted aromas, generously caramelized and with some molasses and smoked. The taste is soft, voluptuous and sugary, with a malt coated by caramel roasted-molasses, candied fruits nuances and noice smoked. Unctuous beer with notes of chocolate and alcohol.
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet with hints of chocolate, raisins, and a bit of smoke. Flavor is rich but does not lean strongly in any particular direction. Finish is dry. Warm but not boozy. Good beer.
TATE (394) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pours a deep ruby with a thick tan head. Bread and molasses aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Super sweet malty flavor with a touch of heat on the back end. Not a style I like and I don’t care for this one.
weordie (567) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours really dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is mildly roasted malts but mainly stale alcohol. Very creamy palate. Very tasty beer, chocolate, treacle, earth and a bit of a sweet bitterness.
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can. Dark brown colour, beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, chocolate, earthy. Taste is malty, with toffee, brown sugar, caramel, milk chocolate, dried fruits and some grassy earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast malty & bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
dongerna (1) - - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was the first Scottish Ale I ever tasted and remains my favorite. It is what I rate other Scottish Ales against.
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chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can served in a mug (from notes circa 2012).
Pours a dark brown with a good, moderately durable, tan head.
Aroma is mainly medium roasted malt with traces of alcohol volatiles and spicy hops.
T - follows nose. No burnt flavor from the dark malt; a trace of hops. Best cold.
M - near medium body; very good carbonation, light tongue tingle.
O - very good for style, and one of the very few choices of this style available in a can. The wee bit of extra hops in the mix was appreciated. Surprise: went well with a sweet pastry.
Larry_Duffman (246) - - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the can into a pint glass. It pours a dark brown with a nice tan head and lacing. The aroma was very faint with caramel malt and some dried fruit. The taste was caramel, toffee, bread, alcohol, and dried fruit. The palate was nice and creamy. There was definitely a warming alcohol quality to it. I was expecting more.
jimots (5) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Great color, lacing, mouth feel and taste. A great ale. At 8% ABV it will get you to where you are going, but if the ABV were a little lower - if it didn’t have as much alcohol bite, I would put this at the top of my list.
Metalchopz (2833) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the Yard House watching the Grey Cup, in Vegas. Nitro version. Pours a clean copper colour with a nitro creamy light-beige head, great retention and creamy lacing. The taste is on the sweet side with dark fruit notes, but not much more. Then, some nice bitterness appears. Aromas are very mild but some fruity malts are showing with dark fruits. Hints of roasted malts. Creamy silky mouthfeel. Not bad, but lacking a little punch. And my RedBlacks lost :(