RD400F (216) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle to tulip glass, beer pours a hazy dark red/brown with a mocha colored head. Aroma consists of chocolate, coffee, spices, fruitcake, licorice and other complexities. Taste mirrors the aroma...the beer is quite rich in flavour...lots of coffee, burnt caramel, butterscotch, ripe dark fruit, chocolate...
Palate is full bodied, co2 medium, incredibly smooth. Overall a very nice beer, bit pricey but most of this stuff is.
Gerbeer (2105) - 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 (3413) - 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 (264) - 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 (548) - 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 (592) - 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 (7209) - 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.