heyden (135) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully made, super smooth and no off notes. Ruby red. Malty complex caramel whisky taste and nose, but without the harshness. B
AgentAle (1406) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is honey, brown sugar, roasty malts. Taste is sweet dark malts with a light yeastiness and slight sulphur body. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, pours dark ruby red with a small bubbly head. Caramel, toffee, roasted malt, with dried fruit, raisin, nutty notes. Medium bodied with a thin texture, carbonation soft to flat, medium sweet with a light bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark mahogany brown pour with a frothy light tan head, dark fruit, autumn leaves and booze aroma, taste has toffee, some spice, caramel malts, a hint of chocolate, toffee apple, you can taste the booze, some woodiness, not normally into this style but this was very pleasant.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a cloudy copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is swee and lightly boozy, with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, licorice, raisins and spices. Taste is again sweet and bold with raisins, custard, apple pie, licorice, booze, dried oranges. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but sweet
GMarini (11) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark strong espresso balanced by chocolaty malty sweetness. Some alcohol on the nose, along with liquorice and raisins. Very dark, very full bodied and smooth.
Bule (1682) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a dark reddy brown color without much head. Prominent spices in the flavor that overpower the rest of the beer. A little low on carbonation.
pricey290483 (742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark red in colour beer not much for me in the aroma strong bitter in the taste I got a smoky after taste
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a tan head. The aroma is all malt and a hint of smoke. The flavor is malty sweet with the smoke coming through. A bit wood is present too. Sip this by a fire.
flying_pig (1368) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5.80):
Quite a nice first beer from Renaissance Brewing for me, I’m never quite sure about Scotch Ales going in due to the fact that most of the mass-produced Scotch Ales out there are quite poor and loaded with alcohol, at least in my experience anyway but this one was a pleasant beer to sip away at. There was a lot going on, particularly with the smell but the beer had a good balance that stopped it from seeming overly sweet or sickening; good stuff but probably not one I’d be likely to pick up again.