yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with an amber hue. Little off-white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma. Nice rye and malt flavour with a caramel sweetness. Light hoppy finish. Very enjoyable beer.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread.
Flavour of malts, caramel, rye bread and hops.
Light hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14th May 2011
Clear deep amber - brown beer. Small white head. Light palate. Nice even malt, slightly sweet. Subtle dried fruits underneath. Semi dry finish. Scotch ales, I’ve decided, are not my thing but there is nothing wrong with this.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 New rate: Has some nice smokiness in the flavour. Aroma is kind of soft. The body is thin and there probably aren’t enough residual sugars to hold this through. It’s okay, because of the smokiness, but far from a stellar example.
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a mixed box at the Natomas Bevmo. Pours dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty. Not getting smoke. Med body. Flavor is light roast caramel with some chocolate notes. Maybe a little peat towards the finish. Definitely some bitter - going for floral there. Finishes much drier than expected.
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate toasted smoke caramel malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smoke sweet flavor with a bitter finsih of moderate duration. Better than I expected.
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark copper brown with a large lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt, light earthiness and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peated malt, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of cocoa with a smooth malty finish.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red copper ale with a thick light moka head. More marked caramel aroma, light maderization. Good whiskey malt roasted taste with nuttyness very present, and good hops lingering on. The bitterness comes more from the roasted malts. No much alcohol though. If it was a brwon ale, it would be great but looses points for style.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and light smoke. Flavor of light smoke, grilled meat, caramel malt, and hops (pine, grass) with a bitter finish.
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. Smoked aroma, like Islay malt whisky with a touch of blackcurrant juice. Ditto flavor. Beechwood. Very malty and flowery, but only medium bodied. Not in any way comparable to German rauchbier, but I like it.