Stuu666 (115) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at xmas tasting. Dark brown, roast chocolate nose, bit of cheese, dry and bitter taste, roast chocolate.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beerhive.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head.
Nose - burnt sugar on the edge of liquorice. There’s something that resembles wood and/or smoke. Intriguing.
Taste - dark chocolate and nougat. So Toblerone. Burnt sugar on top of this. This calms down to Highland toffee in the finish.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture. Despite this richness there is relative freshness in the finish.which is extremely long.
Overall - delicious Scotch Ale. Almost as good as the regular version which is stunning. Great recipe Bob.
allmyvinyl (1844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark, dark brown, near black. Thin tan head than soon goes. Aromas of burnt sugar, caramel, a woody note, and something zingy from (I’m guessing) the yeast. Dark stone fruit too, really interesting nose. Taste brings all this together, with a nice sweet toffee finish, and cleansing bitterness. Their best so far for me.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with almost no head - a small amount of beige foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma of earthy hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate. Sweet with a light bitter finish. Oily texture, light-medium carbonation, could be a bit thicker. Pretty good.