ComradeK (1084) - Sydney, - 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.
Ngejo (650) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
sm89walt (1897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Crafty Brew. Poured a deep chestnut brown with a tall and slowly fading light tan head leaving a slightly soapy lace. Aromas of caramel, toffee, earth, roasted nuts and tangy dark and dried fruits. A little choc and roast too. Similar to taste with more roasted malt presence contributing to the finishing bitterness. A little watery despite its Modest ABV, medium carbonation and a soft to moderate intensity and length finish.
Night_Cap (50) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump (at Keg and Brew). Dark burnt brown with a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts perfectly. Aroma is of roasted barley with chocolate, toffee, coffee, sultana’s, dates and hints of salted liquorice. Flavour is smooth and malty with a light earthy hop bitterness, roasted barley, milk chocolate, toasted nuts, muscatels, raisins and light notes of coffee. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation, a watery texture and a good length dry/toasty finish.
kol89 (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass. Biscuity and burnt toast aroma. Smooth feel in the mouth with low carbonation. Very well balance of caramel and toasty flavours that linger long after its consumed.
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a burnt caramel colour with lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet and toasty with a very mild note of solvent. Flavour is caramel and malty with a slight burnt toast aftertaste.
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DavidAust (167) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good, great dark head and deep red brown colour. Taste, not quite as strong as I’d hoped for. Low alcohol (for a scotch ale) might have contributed. Overall OK, but looks better than it tastes. Shame as this brewery’s other beers have all been impressive. will go with other brands for my Scotch ales.
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is delicious. It pours thin tan lacing, dark copper brown. The aroma is lacking, light roast, might need to let it warm slightly. The taste is great, long bitter malt finish.
TedE (792) - 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 (376) - 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 (818) - 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.