thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is a deep brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is sugar and malts with a touch of hops. Flavor is brown sugar with a hard core metallic aftertaste. Wow this goes down hill fast. Maybe a bad bottle but if not this is not a good brew. Too sweet and metallic.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse jaune tenace. Arômes de caramel, de malt, de fumé et de fruits rouges. Saveurs de houblon, d’alcool, de malt caramélisé, de métal et de levure.
GregClow (3154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy ruby-brown colour with a moderate mocha coloured head. Lots of brown sugar in both aroma and flavour. Also some mild spice and fruit notes, and some booziness in the finish as it warms up. Some very subdued hop notes try to come through in the finish. A nice, warming beer that serves well as an after-dinner sipper.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ Fynske Øldage: Dark brown coloured. Dusty. Fluffy beige head. Spices, malt, fruit and some herbal notes is characterizing this beer. Is quite buttery and sweet. Some acidity, alcohol and yeast is notable. Is medium bodied and has some dryness in the end.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Hogtown Harry. Dark brown, big frothy off-white head. Looks really good. Strong alcohol in otherwise mild aroma. First impression is metallic bottle like taste. Strong spicy malt taste - more Belgian than Scotch I would say. Lots of red grape skin as well. Medium mouthfeel, a little watery. Not bad, but no complexity, too strong, and an odd taste / combo - really didn’t like it the more I drank it. Oh well, worth a try!
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Malty, sweet aroma, full with yeast and fruit, featuring notes of brown sugar, raisin, orange zest, red apple, fig, bubblegum and moderately spicy hops. Rusty red-brown in color, quite opaque, with a lasting, ivory head and dense, intricate lacing. Flavor profile possesses a rather sharp yeast bite to start, along with some dark, dried fruits, becoming sweeter and maltier before the spicy, citric, lightly bitter, alcoholic and lengthy finish. Lingering mildly winey tones and a touch of cinnamon. Smooth, creamy palate and full body. Certainly has its merits.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(At Fynske Øldage) Malty aroma. Mahogany color. No head. Totally sweet flavor with meatl and alcohol.Sticky palate.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured extremely murky dark copper-brown with a huge foamy light brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, bready yeast, cloves and dark fruits, alcohol on warming. Taste is a touch metallic, and the alcohol asserts, but the caramel malt is appealing and the fruit and spice is there too. A little too syrupy and alcoholic to be a true scotch ale, but if’n you call it something else, it’s pretty nice. Would stand up to spicy food nicely.
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy and fruity aroma, some caramel. Great, longlasting head. The taste reveals that it’s belgian. It’s a little spicy and yeasty and some dark fruits too. Good beer, but I prefer scotch ales from... Scotland....
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this one, a bit sweet, but good overall, malty as hell! I usually hate that, but it complemented my TEX-MEX bowl quite well! Dark fruit, malty sweetness dominate. I couldn’t notice the alcohol much. Good overall