BenL8 (35) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown colour, some yeast sediment, tiny layer of foam, almost no carbonation.
Aroma: Sweet with lots of brown sugar, caramel/toffee, candi sugar. Definite whisky aromas, nicely malty, a little burnt and even a bit sour. Some herbal notes.
Flavour: Seems heavy at first but is actually very mild for a scotch ale. Complex, with a candi sugar sweet mouthfeel, quite bitter, herbal and even some floral notes. Some sour aftertaste. Very malty but beautifully balanced beer. Superb!
Blade86 (1221) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty, coffee, toffee aroma with hints of whisky and chocolate; dark brown, ruby reflexes, medium long-lasting off-white foam; medium sweetness and bitterness; medium body, smooth feel, soft carbonation, quite long bittersweet finish;
Overall: balanced, tasty, well-hidden alcohol, quite drinkable and yet intense, very good
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Drinks of the World, Bern - light hazy brown beer under a creamy dark beige foam; nice lace; light peated aroma of whisky, caramel, cherries and molasses; sweet and full-bodied, fizzy, long aftertaste of caramel, nuts and molasses
klm1 (810) - - JAN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy amber brown color, with creamy stable off-white head. Visually medium carbonation.
Aroma: rich malt aroma, which takes on toffee, biscuit, supported with aroma of oak, vanilla, whiskey and with aroma of hops, which takes on some dark fruits (cherries, blueberries etc.)
Flavor: intense malt flavors, with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, hint caramel, honey, supported with hop flavors, which takes on some dark fruits, with some spicy notes. In the background are some woody (oak), whiskey notes, which are very gentle and steps forward very discrete.
Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low.
My bottle was four days before the end of the best before...
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika more than a year ago. Shared with Finn. Opens with smoke and pours a creamy, fawn-coloured head. Crocheted lacing. Rosewood coloured body with a ruby tint. Roasted malty nose, hints of oak and dark chocolate. Honeyed dark malty flavours, black chocolate, figs and coffee. Piney hints to a relatively rich, mid-sweet ending. Full bodied. Enjoying (New Year tasting session at Finns. Tromsø 05.01.2016).
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 500ml. spandert av Rune og delt på Nerstranda 5 Jan 16. Mørkebrun. Pent mokkafarget skum med litt lacing. Forsiktig whiskyaroma. Hint av krydder. Smaken det samme. Blir litt søt etter hvert. Godt integrerte smaker. Koseøl.
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours darkest brown with a purple hue and thick light tan head. The nose is sweet, oily, cola cubes, candy, Blackpool rock, dark fruits, fruit cake, ashy, jam, plum compote, empire biscuit and some warming whisky vibe. The taste is slick, oily, warming alcohol, bitter-sweet, fruit cake, jammy berry, cherry cola, lowland whisky, chewy malt, Dandelion & Burdock and some warmth on the finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Rich and good depth. Not hugely drinkable, but it has a particularly good aroma.
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nov 2015 - Cask, gravity dispense at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2015, as ’Thornbridge BBA Double Scotch’. Very dark red, still, big dense foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is liquorice, milky vanilla, molasses, a touch meaty. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. taste is molasses, bourbon sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, resin, touch of alcohol. Pretty nice.
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Smell of dried fruit, candy, oak, whisky and a floral aroma. Sweet taste with dried fruit, oak and whisky. A bit boozy but still nice.
elbernays (1162) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McHughs to celebrate 1000 ratings. Pours Chestnut brown with reddish hue. Off white tan foam head. Nose is oak, wood, raisins, cocoa, roasted malt, tannin notes. Flavour is toffee malts, Christmas cake, raisins with a dry wood finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice rounded, balanced beer.