bigben873 (212) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good, smooth, but not quite as smooth as I would hope/expect for this style and from Stoudt’s. I really like this, just not quite as much as a couple other Scotch Ales. And, the large bottle is pretty pricey for not being phenomenal.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle aged for more than five years. Big malt, malty aroma, peat in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable.
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle thanks to someone at the tasting 1/23/10 at Eric’s. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A rich malty scotch ale nose, earthy and light chocolates. A smooth flavor; a well-done scotch ale, smooth rich malts, earthy, lots of sweet chocolates and fruity musty malts. Very easygoing and tasty. Nice.
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Dark red color with a large head. Roasty and chocolatey aroma. Slightly sweet, syrupy taste along with malt. A bit of the ocean (salt).
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, bourbon and vanilla.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, bourbon and vanilla.
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, prunes, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, over ripe fruits, coffee, caramel, and berries. The body is light. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear red-brown, almost no head.
fruity, smoked aroma, slightly cellary/mouldy.
flavor is sweet licorice, dark fruits, faint roasted stuff.
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark redish to dark brown with a fully gone head. Roasted malty and slight fruity aroma. Ashtrayish flavoured, dark roasted and vague smoked. Lingering dark roasted malty flavoured. Light acidic note. Ends dark malty and slight chocolate flavoured. Bourbon warming finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Miver. Pours a clear orangey brown with a beige head. Lovely oxidized wooden Bourbon aroma. Solid body, burned caramel and roasted malts. Sweet Bourbon accents. No bitterness, but some alcohol. Lovely. 130909
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from the ’07/’08-ish? release. Poured deeper amber with a short cap of beige head.. quite a lovely color. The aroma was sweet with smoked peat and caramel specked with mild leafy accents.. brighter earth and faint citrus notes hit the back of the nose.. soft, somewhat simple, and entirely enjoyable. The flavor was along those same lines with caramel, cocoa, and biscuity malts at the core supporting light earthy bitterness, somewhat sour peaty smoke, and herbs.. finished with a long smoky caramel impression. Medium-bodied with adequate carbonation on the palate.. sweet overall, but it dried out nicely on the back-end.. well-balanced and very, very easy to drink!