ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. The aroma has some typical dark and sweet Scotch ale characteristics, but mixed with some faint soy that jars a little. It is much more hoppy than I would expect of a Scotch ale, with bitter herbal and weak pine notes up front. These lead, via more incongruous soy, to a treacley, sweetly malty body. There are some herbal and dark chocolate flavours in the finish. This is a bit of an odd one. Stylistically, it does not match its own claims to be a Scotch ale, but nor is it an ESB, as Ratebeer suggests. To me it feels a bit lost between the two aforementioned styles and a hoppier ale altogether. It doesn’t really work for me.
TedE (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into glass. Toffee roast caramel chocolate alcohol on the nose. Dark red colour (prune juice?). HUGE frothy tan head. Looks a bit mad. Tastes sweetish with a subtle clean hop finish. Really well balanced.
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown with a foamy light brown head that dissipated quickly, but returns on agitation. Sweet caramel dominates the aroma. Brown sugar, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and almost sticky but not excessively so. Very smooth. Nutty, caramel and dark fruits are the dominant flavours. Medium bitterness to balance the sweet malts. Excellent.
stoutnick (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown. Aroma is very sweaty in the worst of ways. Taste seems a little off, but with a sessional toffee caramel aspect. Scotch ales are some of my least favourite beers so this isn’t necessarily bad, just kind of forgettable.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick chocolate malt aroma. Very dark brown colour with ok head. Beautiful dark chocolate flavour with toffee hints. Medium to heavy body with low to medium carbonation.
mydogjet (39) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel colour poured into a glass with a loose, large, quickly dissipating head. Biscuity notes on the nose and slightly sweet taste of coffee, like a long black with one sugar. Reasonably bitter. Nice beer
Imaril (38) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal hoppy aroma, pours dark copper like an old 2c piece. Syrupy feel and taste, with Anzac biscuits and slight woody flavor that gives way to moderate bitterness. All up a nice little drop
Rosslew (280) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely hazelnut and toast in aroma. Bit of light coffee and chocolate. On taste. Nice hops. Smooth on palate. 330ml. 5.8%. 1.6std drinks.
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djmatthews88 (9) - Abbotsford, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee,alcohol, licorice, smoke, brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Deep copper colour, Vegemite aroma, smooth malt flavours with some fruity hops too. Not quite what I expected but quite nice.
Supertrev (72) - CHINA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of a Scottish paddock. Looks like a puddle in a Scottish paddock. Tastes comforting of tobacco with a pleasant aftertaste.
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