stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet dried fruit mixed with smoke, peat and a little wooden barrel taste. Pours cola crown with immediate abundant foamy head. Smooth despite the high ABV. A sipper, but very pleasant.
sulawang (592) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours translucent cola brown, smallish dissipating head, thin ringed retention, lots of steady streams, the last few drops from the bottle are cloudy.
Nose: caramel malts, molasses (5/10-pungency)
Attack: intense caramel, creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: sustained creaminess, caramel-(9/10)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, brown sugar, mild roast
Finish: sustained sweetness, alcoholic hit + astringency, malty bittersweet heavy finish.
Summary: The first half is full-bodied and decent. The latter half becomes overly sweet and leaves astringent bitterness similar to if you licked the peel of a pomelo fruit (Chinese grapefruit). Itís above average, but not breaking the 3/5 barrier.
MarkoNm (403) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby (or light brown) color with an average slightly tan head.
The aroma is a combination of some roasty smell, some dusty aroma and slight nuts. Also a slight alcohol smell (scotch!).
The taste is not really strong nor is too weak. It starts with a slight caramel and roasted coffee taste. Itís pretty bitter and quite strong, although still quite easy to drink. Nice.
CanCrusher (596) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33L. Dark, ruby-brown clear colour with small light brown, creamy head. Strong aroma of dark coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel and brown sugar. Fully, rich mouthfeel, bitter-sweet in the begining of the sip, than turns into moderate bitter with strong chocolate note. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and medium alcohol finish. Most caramely beer, Iíve ever had.
Maarten1993 (267) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Masum in Kandinsky. Sweet beer. Indeed hints of scotch. Tastes a bit like a barrel aged beer. Nice!
authenticmead (59) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and refreshing take on a Scotch ale. Love the wine-like vinous nature of this port barrel offering!
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours muddy amber with very little head. Distant aroma of brown sugar and some dark fruits. Taste is sweet sugary little boozy. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a nice carbonation tingle. Not very clean. N
tightslice (150) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like the Belgian wheaty / floral twist on a Scotch Ale. Nice bitterness on the end but I found the slight perfume notes a bit too much for my liking. Definitely a style worth trying though.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, treacle nose. Cloudy brown, medium yellow head. Sweet horehound flavor that fades to a wisp of buttery smoke. Toffee-like treacle note at midpalate. Distinctive and probably pairs well with shortbread or Philadelphia butter cake. Absolutely delicious.
Elwood (3022) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy reddish color with a large off white head. Malty nose with a hint of dried fruit. Caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavor. Rather sweet from start to finish.