andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy darker brown with a thick soapy very light brown head which leaves behind some lace. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, sweet dark fruits, and lightly peaty. Flavour Is peaty, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, other dark fruits, mildly bitter, nutty and earthy. Fantastic rich malty beer.
alectron (28) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely nose! Keeps a great balance between the darker licorice & chocolate, malt and some fruitier notes in the background as well as some smoke.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown,small tan head.Nose of malt & brown sugar.Sweet start,medium smoke. Light lasting hop finish. Full bodied
ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby chestnut, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma offers floral hops, hazelnut and treacley toffee malt. Floral hops up front lead into a sweet mix of drinking chocolate, hazelnut and a touch of toffee. There is a touch of Turkish coffee in the finish, which adds a hint of bitterness. This is quite a pleasant sweet and thick Scotch ale.
DylansDad (157) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, interesting flavour. Different notes seem to be more or less dominant with each sip, eg first sip for me I was struck by the raisins (and some other fruit) in the middle, next it was all about the malts at the front then the sourness, then the bitter... the sip I just swallowed finished in a blaze of citrus zest, yet all the time the coffee and chocolate is there, almost like a carrier signal for the other flavours. This is more like a food than a drink.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Purchased from Hillside Liquors for $8.90. Pours a thin, white creamy head atop a reddish brown body. Nose of roasted malt and minor soap. Flavour is very toasty, good wooden earthy base... Gets more smokey as it warms. All in all a very nice ibeer.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
joetheobald (4) - Bethel, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poor man’s Dark Lord. Tasty, split one with a friend. Head quickly dissipates, leaving sweet, smoky ale.
stoutnick (164) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red. Aroma is malt toffee. Taste is big malt, sweet and slight peat. Palate is sweetness followed by mild bitterness. Good scotch ale.
AndreasJaeger (500) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
***Kanske fel på flaskan***
Brun i färgen med litet vitt skum. Doftar sur/sött med choklad malt och vanilj. Tyvärr riktigt syrlig och grönsakig.
floydian1 (718) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Eureka Cafe and Bar, Dunedin, New Zealand. Appears dark amber-brown with a small off white head. Distinct smoky aromas on top of raisins, nuts, cherries, caramel and hints of moccha and liquorice. Palate is smooth and not too sweet and rich making it quite quaffable for the style. Finishes dryish with an alcoholic presence. Quite a lot going on here and overall very enjoyable.