tekstr1der (224) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany with light tan top. Aroma of malty sugar with just a whiff of peat smokiness. Flavors of caramel candy and almost no alcohol. Very smooth finish. Just delicious!
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Looks like this will be in my fall lineup from now on. Little sweeter than other scotch ales, must be the candied sugar addition.
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ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The smell is light caramel/toffee/vanilla, a bit old and funky, with just a hint of smoke.
A: Pours a hazy dark brown with a reddish tint. Two fingers of foamy head that dissipate slowly. Very nice lacing with hardly any carbonation.
T: Malty sweetness mostly. Brown sugar and toffee up front. Light smoke notes, booze with some dark fruit. Slight metallic off-flavors near the finish.
P: Light side of medium, creamy with mild carbonation.
O: Very nice beer, slight metallic off-flavors keep it from being World Class, wish it was a little sweeter...
madelfonatree (226) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle drank July 2015
Look - Dark brown with red and yellow tint. Medium head with aggressive pour. Light tan head with very light lacing.
Smell - Malt. Caramel. Fruit. Sweet.
Taste - Malt. Caramel. Very sweet finish. Earth. Alcohol.
Feel - Smooth with a little carbonation bomb. Dries up on the tongue.
Overall - I bought this beer on sale for $2. Good. Surprising how similar it was to a wheat dunkel beer I like. It is not skunked which I was slightly worried about. I have no idea where my bottle shop found the dusty, moldy cases and cases of these 2013 big beer series beers.
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle. Pours an auburn dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is a lot of dark maltiness, some honey, light smoke. Taste is dark malty bread, light smoke, light carmel, light berries. Fairly light.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt and a bit smokey. Tastes of caramel malt, smoke, hops and alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth carbonation.
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark copper colored liquid with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of toffee, dried dark fruits, candy esters and milk chocolate. Medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Taste is rather sweet with toffee, raisins, sweet candy, milk chocolate and a drier herbal, peaty and somewhat astringent finish.
Florya (1054) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: fruits, redberries, mild smoke tones, floral.. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation.
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was malty notes, light earth. Flavor was sweet malts, roasted notes, touch of bread.
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour small off white head. Great aroma of prune, toffee, dried fruits, chocolate and oak. Flavor is roasty, Smokey, with dark fruit notes.