Gerbeer (1687) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a garnet red/brown with light head of big bubbles. Slightly sour aromas of toasted malts and dark fruit with a light smokiness.
Smoky flavor, with rich malts and raisins.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells of wood scotch and malty goodness slightly sweet gorgeous dark color with a powerful frothy off white head and the smell becomes even more robustthe taste is oaky scotchy and malty very mild coffee taste and nice rasty flavours
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is ok, the body darkred and good looking. It smells ambermalty, sweet, maltaromatic, The taste is hoparomatic, yeasty, darkmalty, bit smoked, amber, characterfull Very good! 13/12/12/12/-/12
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth, malty scotch goodness. and i don’t even like whiskey. gets a little cloying after a while.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful ale full of smooth full bodied malt. The toffee with hints of aniseed & licorice were blended beautifully and the palate lingered which in turn amplified the next drink. Stunningly good beer.
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krumbum (520) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark reddish brown. Smells of Carmel leathery malts. Smokey rich raisin prune taste. The smoke keep the sweetness in control.
Jado (493) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper-bronze with a rocky cream head that leaves good lqcing. The bottle I had seemed a bit over-carbonated. Aromas of baked apple, raisin, date and stewed plums, maybe a little tobacco or leather in the background. Taste starts out with dark fruit, before a malty caramel richness comes through with a cinnamon/nutmeg spice note. Smooth and velvety body. Long finish with fruit and spice. Excellent Scotch ale.
plunkie (6) - - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with moderate head. Caramel and coffee flavours intermingle with a touch of rasin and smokiness. Long and pleasantly bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice introduction to Renaissance brewing.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle pours with a dark brown to deep ruby red body that supports a half inch tall tan head. The aroma offers up prunes, brown sugar, earthy goodness, boysenberries and a touch of ripe cherry meat. The taste begins with caramel sweetness and then quickly heads toward dates and prunes and molasses. Behind those notes is a pleasing earthiness that binds everything together. This is a bit thin but offers up a pleasing level of richness and depth. Nice, a pretty solid Scotch Ale.
GothGargoyle (1142) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hazy brown with a large beige head. Aroma is toffee, grain, brown sugar, dates. Creamy mouthfeel, malty on the palate with a little dry booziness on the finish. Taste is toffee, honey, dates.