cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Deep ruby red colour with small beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and a little smoke. Flavour is sweet with roasted malt, caramel, smoke and a dry, bitter licorice finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - Golding’s Free Dive. A clear chestnut brown with a fine though lasting and lacing soapy off-white head. A solid malt-forward drop with yeasty complexities. Chocolate, roasted malt, bread, biscuit, mid and dried fruits and nut characters. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and firm palate texture with a modest length and intensity malty finish. The malt and yeast interplay is both charming and interesting. Also benefited straight out of the gates from not being served overly cold here to suit its style!
StevieT (959) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Archive. A very nice beer, the Scotch flavours are pleasant but not over bearing, smooth and malty, well worth a try.
joe19612 (2101) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, malty and caramel aroma, with a bitter taste and dry malty finish.
AdiBeer (1986) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, whiskey. Appearance: dark clear brown. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium carbonation. Overall: fantastic Scotch Ale. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
Pdubyah (505) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is nice and full and rich. Drinks easily. looks great, colour is that deep rich chestnut, head and lacing. This has a nice bitterness and reasonable length of carry,
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Raisin, licorice, cola, and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Sweet toffee, raisin malt and light herbal flavor. Light licorice finish. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a thick, tall, tan head.
Toffee, raisin, wood, peat/earth aroma.
Taate is heavily malty, dark dried fruit, licorice, peat.
A trace of smoke.
Some dopplebock traits....
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Good beer. Dark amber colour, not much head. Coffe and caramel aroma. Black coffe, caramel, rosted malt and sweet undertones in the taste that covers thath high alcohol well. Bitter sweet and warming finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
chinchill (2901) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle 7% Bb 10/2014 served in a stemmed tulip glass in Ohakune, NZ
Pours clear, deep reddish-amber color with a creamy and durable light brown head. Excellent lacing.
Sweet malts, caramel, medium roasted malts and hints of wood, dark fruits.
Flavor: unexpectedly smokey, given that this didn’t show in the nose. The peat smoke is fairly well matched by the complex malt blend. Hints of licorice, toffee, raisins and dates.
Feel: smooth, medium-full body. Excellent soft carbonation.
O: a hearty recommendation.