artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
When I bought this beer at the shop it was the last one an it was two years old at the time. I was a bit skeptical. Fortunately it turned out great. Very smooth beer. Gets more complex as it warms.
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alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from notes) . Pours a deep amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma had sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, floral notes with some yeastiness. The flavor had caramel, lightly toasted malt, dark fruits, and light yeasty notes. A touch thin, not bad, but not great.
gripweed57 (435) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark amber color topped by a small, brief beige head. Caramel malt nose with a touch of yeasty sourdough and floral hops. Sweet candi-sugar flavor. Notes of brown sugar and bready, smoky malt. Some dark dried fruit and vanillaat back of palate. Subtle hop finish with some noticeable alcohol.
Beerenberger (1106) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malt vinella and cinnamon. A dark brown pour with a mostly lasting tan head. Taste is malts, vinella and cinnamon. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall, would drink again.
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KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, mystifying (yes, mystifying) amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is peaty chocolate bits with just a hint of cinammon coffee. Flavor is nice blend of slightly-smoked peat and a box of chocolates of all shades, with dark edging slightly edging out the others. Light notes of allspice, cinammon, chalky strawberry, oak, and vanilla round it out. Oily and lingering on the tongue. Great beer.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Ales Unlimited: Owner has some aging in the backroom. Anyway, there’s a sugary plum and caramel nose, which makes it sound like this is a promising brew: However, a gym sock characteristic then comes through. It never really comes back and so this ends up odd to me. Overall, the tart fruitiness along with the Scotch style doesn’t settle well with me. I know I would’ve enjoyed this more without the Belgian yeast. Honestly, you don’t throw in an "authentic" ingredient because of its "complexity."
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a darker brown nice head smells and tastes of yeast wood booze fruits like plum raisens caramel. Weird taste lots of berets at first. I like it took a few sips to get used to it. Not bad nice combo first like this I’ve ever had.
zgaier (1011) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber brown with an off white head and aroma of malt and fruits. Taste is toasty, of malt, fruits, and caramel with a dry finish. Subtle taste for a scotch ale, but not bad
jjgmd (1045) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish deep red. Nose is oak, wood and fruity. Taste is full of
flavor, sweet with raisins and fruit. No appreciable bitterness, finish is dry, sweet and short. Alcohol masked quite well. Nice SA. Quaff Score 8 / 10
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice flavor, dark pour. Some fruit taste, like dates. Overall, nice taste and good flavor. A little earthy, but a solid Scotch Ale.