kiwianer (3390) - 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 (523) - 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 (575) - 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 (7107) - 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 (1422) - 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.
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy darker brown with a thick soapy very light brown head which leaves behind some lace. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, sweet dark fruits, and lightly peaty. Flavour Is peaty, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, other dark fruits, mildly bitter, nutty and earthy. Fantastic rich malty beer.
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely nose! Keeps a great balance between the darker licorice & chocolate, malt and some fruitier notes in the background as well as some smoke.