Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - SEP 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2013 People that give this tepid reviews must just not like the style, because if you have any taste or appreciation for scotch/scottish ales you have give the bruce its due. To my taste, itís the best of the genre in the world (not counting imperials like backwoods bastard..) Flavor is like oatmeal mixed with toffee, dark chocolate truffle shavings, light bourbon, dark fruit, and hazelnut coffee. One time I actually poured it straight into a bowl of plain oatmeal, and it was the best oatmeal I have ever had.
Jorn69 (870) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Malty and fruity with nutty and caramely notes, sweet, chocolate and vanilla, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter and somewhat dry.
fiveacestx (558) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Cloudy brown pour with a medium tan head. Has a tea aroma to it. Sweet malts, light syrup, medium body.
marv3mania (179) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance is a very dark copper color, almost brown, with a big, fluffy tan head. Aroma is lots of sweet malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste pretty well follows the nose. Itís a tad more watery than I expected, but still good. I like it.
cafgen (125) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, brown sugar and hops. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, caramel and a hint of hops. A good one but not my style of beer.
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Frovigalning (2930) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Very malty and sweet with caramel, candy, caramelized sugar and some dried fruit. It reminds me a bit about GD Hibernation. Yet another great beer from FFF.
Danyel (594) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours very dark brown with tan head. Aroma is very caramel, butterscotch, raisins, figs, nuts, bread. Tastes is medium-bodied, peeted, cereal, bready, lots of raisins. Very good.
rdixon77 (655) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich Scottish. Ruby brown color. Deep caramel malts in the nose. The taste is almost creamy with some smokiness and coffee taste to compliment the caramel.
Huhzubendah (2431) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve had this brew many times. Finally getting around to a review. Thanks to Dave for bringing a bottle over. The beer is dark amber with burgundy highlights. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, yeast. Brown breads and malt with yeast and a touch of hops in the finish. Alcohol presence is moderate. Medium carbonation with a growing sweetness. This is alright.
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel really powers this brew. Probably the reason behind the ruby red color and the rich / smooth taste. Good brew. Not really my style but still very enjoyable.
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brick-red and brown color. Not a ton of head but that might be my own pour. Almost looks like a still liqueur.
Very unusual aroma for a Scottish: coffee, hazelnut, plums, and raisins. There is a surprising grape sweetness at the end. Really something.
The taste is nutty like a brown ale. It has more berry sweetness with a touch of breakfast blend coffee. There is a cigarette ash finish but I think itís because maybe I had a cigarette recently.
The feel is chewy but also ashy. Somewhere between a brown and a Scottish ale. Somewhat dry but also has a sugary sweetness. Unique.