gabslau (2) - - DEC 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A think beer fully charged on all the malty taste, like an expresso of ale. Best drink with some cheese
caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, brown foam, brown, thick feel,
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a pint bottle. Pours a deep brownish red toffee colour. Aroma is big on malts but isn’t overpowering. Toffee, toast, caramel, scotch, wood. Taste is big sweet right from the start that carries through the middle with light unami joining in the middle and a medium bitter finish. A light alcohol kick comes with the bitter. Palate is a bit light for a scotch ale and not as oily as I usually enjoy. Carbonation is medium and pleasant. A decent well made and balanced drop, well suited to those starting out in the world of scotch ales and other stronger beers; but not enough kick or booze for my taste in that world.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, grape, bubble gum. Flavor is burnt caramel, brown sugar, black licorice and ash. Finish is dark grape, light tartness, red and black cherry. Lingering earth and fruit. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Solid!
Skarecrow (166) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle BB Jan 2017
Spicy clove malty nose.
Poured chestnut brown with creamy head.
Sweet slightly cloying upfront with strong cloves aftertaste.
Also got a slight oxidized cardboard note which is odd give BB is Jan 2017
A good beer to have with desert or with some oat cookies/cakes by the fire.
borre_m (1303) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nutty brown. Aroma is malty, sweet, toffee, caramel. Taste is balanced, malty, toffee, caramel.
tfredvik (1723) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep copper body with a long-lived, eggnog head that leaves some lacing. Sweet, malty and quite strong aroma of lots of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some spiciness in the back. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and caramelised almonds, with alcohol and anise and other spices with hints of christmas in the back. Moderate sweet taste with a long and moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Light malty dry finish. Lovely!
[33 cl bottle enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Florya (1702) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma : smoked meat, caramel, dried fruits, cherry, plums and woodchips. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): rødlig rav med ok skum. Bæraroma og smag med lav bitterhed og myk balance. Saftig.
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear deep amber with a small creamy head. Malty aroma, raisins and caramel. Taste is light sweet, more dry herbal and fruity hops, lingering dry finish, high carbonated, slick mouthfeel.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear auburn brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toffee, toasted bread, earthy, raisins, some additional ripe fruits, decent Scotch Ale.
beerplace (710) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Jamey’s. Pours a clear dark copper with a weak tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, some woody notes. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, hoppy bitter, roasted malt. Hoppy bitter, roasted malt aftertaste. Good stuff.