RussianDragon (290) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks John Schroeder for sharing this with me! Pours a dark translucent brown with deep crimson hues when backlit. 2 fingers of head quickly settled to a thin wisp of head, and left no lacing. Aroma is understated, but rich: sweet caramel, malt, spice notes - a certain gingerbread complexity. Flavor is malty, with more gingerbread, and generally sweet. Lasting finish, medium mouthfeel, and brown sugar notes linger on the palate.
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma rich, caramel malts, maybe some smoked elements. A little bit of resiny character. Medium medium, creamy, finish sweet and rounded. Very nice.
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet carmel, roast and enough hop bitterness. Right at the line between Scottish and Scotch ales.
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle here in Chicago. Pours a color of cola. Smells nice and malty, decent amounts of caramel sweetness. Taste matches. Good. Very solid, clean finish and light-to-mid mouthfeel.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, peat/wood, caramel, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel/syrup, dark fruit, some chocolate, and spice; Decent.
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thx to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, sweet, alcohol, some mint? Burned malts.
TASTE: caramel, rather sweet, alcohol, noticeable, mostly in the aftertaste.
Probably the best Scottish Ale in my opinion, since I don’t really like the style...
Mad_Ferret (618) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends @ home.
App: Hazy dark brownish red with a two finger thick beige/greyish brown head.
Aroma: Leather, caramel/burnt sugar, plum, raisin, dark bread, some alcohol, some spice.
Taste: Sweet, caramel, butterscotch, leather/tobacco, peppery, raisin, some well integrated alcohol warmth, peppery finish, licorice aftertaste.
Palate: Medium to bigger body, round moussy and slight spritzy carbonation, slight oily.
Overall: Good scotch, feels accurate and neat, maybe a bit dull.
RichH (2) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thus was the first Floyd’s I’ve had. Really enjoyed it. Great color and lacing. The taste was lighter then expected but flavorful.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Dark caramel and toffee aromas. Soft with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to mild pit fruit in the lasting finish.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish-brown with a thin head. Malty nose with boozy caramel notes. Sweet taste. Pretty good. A bit sweet for me.
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