TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Glengarry. Hazy, almost cloudy, light amber pour with a rapidly vanishing off-white head leaving minimal lace. Sweet, malty, almost whisky nose with a hint of vinegar at times. Medium body, light carbonation. Peaty, malty flavors that border on medicinal but don’t quite reach it. Also some fig and candy. ABV is well-hidden, however it’s so...strong tasting that you have to suspect something! Nicely balanced, very tasty, a winner.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stonecutter Scotch Ale
Pours medium brown with red highlights. Smallish head with giant retention and good lacing. Aroma is malty with raisins and a clean spice note. Some sugariness. Smells nice. Flavor is malt with a slight non offensive metallic note. Slightly sweet and spicy. Overall pretty good, but smells better than it tastes.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish rich copper/ruby with a film of tan head. Nose of candied raisins, sweet honey, Belgian yeast and light funk. Taste of raisins, toasty, mild metallic tinge, but a delicious toasty linger.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GBBF 2011
Deep ruby brown beer with beige head. Smells of toffee apples and boozy dried fruit. Rich molasses and complex malt finishes with a sweet and surprisingly dry finish.
drpimento (2863) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At last, a decent beer after a series of duds. Let this warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a nice, full, billowy, foamy, frothy, light tan head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a hazy garnet brown. Aroma is mineral and malt at first, then getting richer with traditional scotch ale characteristics and a little fruit. Flavor is similar and is like the deScription on the label. Body is full and soft with some high points and good carbonations for the style. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. Session beer.
planky84 (2713) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF, 2011. Drank at home. Dark reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Vanilla, raisin, malt and a little smoke aroma. Sweet, dry finish.
Dorqui (2160) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 Bottled at "Osteria della Birra" - Bergamo (BG).
Dark red color, much fraught and with a long-lasting and resistant creamy head. Elegant and persistent aspect. Red wine and malty notes, warm at the nose, woody, cask and resin rumors. Much fraught, modest alcoholic content, bitterish final.
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle purchased at the Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is sweet and a bit sugary with caramel hints. Kind of smells like a protein energy bar or something. Light chocolate notes. Mostly caramel, without the huge peatiness. Moderately hazy amber-mahogany body with a large, fizzy, off-yellow head. Very slow to dissipate. Starts super-carbonated, before this becomes pretty malty and tasty. Chocolate, caramel, light coffee, leather, and tobacco all come together in the middle of this beer. Has a long, roasty finish, without being too burnt. Nice flavors, but the extreme carbonation is just a bit too much.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours caramel brown. Nose/taste of vanilla, caramel, orange peel and malt. Dryish malty finish. Medium body.
nearbeer (4610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml; batch 129, bb 16 Sep 11. Clear ruby-brown, with a small ring of foam. Nose of caramel and vanilla, with a hint of orange. Flavor is molasses, vanilla, toasted nut, cocoa, and just a hint of citrus. A touch of roast and earthy smoke in the finish drys it a bit. Medium body is sweet and soft.