RedSox2004 (1384) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany red with a light tan frothy head and moderate lace. Aromas of ripe fruit, roasted malt and a touch of butterscotch. Taste is that of roasted, light chocolate and ripe fruit up front, then a slight hop bitterness, more of the butterscotch, a hint of smoke/charcoal and a warming alcohol presence. Full body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and smooth mouthfees, and caramel and lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Opaque beer, dark mahogany--no lacing, medium head fades down to a collar. Aroma is very very awesome, a nice cereal-coffee aroma with a hint of spice. Taste is very good as well--it’s actually a nice blend -- the scottish ale and porter mix well. Palate isn’t awesome, just a bit fizzy and a little too long/strong. Overall, a great winter beer -- tastes stronger than 5.8%
AirForceHops (3960) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle purchased at my local Market Basket. Deeper ruby color with to much carbonation. Fizzy and lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, light peat and some toasted grain.
Flavor shows toasted malts and grain with a light smoke in the back of the sip. Secondary notes of chocolate and peat. Thin watery body. There is an old saying, " you get what you pay for." That would describe this beer.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a dark brown almost black with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, and spice. Taste of the same with a small amount of chocolate coming out. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, light maple, pine sap and toasted caramel malt. Medium body.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls. Left-overs from the holiday-season. I’m not a fan of the winter-seasonals but this was really good.
hippiemusic (54) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a breakfast beer. Strong coffee at the front with a biscuity backend. Not sure if I would drink this again, but only just started on this one.
Drjohnrock (519) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Very dark brown/ruby hue, medium to strong malty aroma with a spicy note, flavor has attractive roasted malt and chocolate character but there’s something artificial or chemical in the flavor, although it recedes as the glass warms. Good beer but could be better.
ram8767 (2) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great up front. Not over powering. A nice beer for a cold night. Would buy a case in a heart beat.
TATE (322) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma is molasses and also maybe a bit like a merlot for some reason. The aroma is pretty powerful so I was expecting a pretty strong flavor. It does start out with big roasted and chocolate malt taste but is balanced well with hops and isn’t overpowering.
fiveacestx (703) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown with an average head. Has a coffee taste on first sip but after that it’s a biscuit malty taste. The mouthfeel is thin.