jpkeskinen (393) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Nice, strong and slightly sweet taste. Quite a good beer.
AGRWOOD (7) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Soft caramel notes and maybe a banana scent too on the nose. Tastes sweet, vanilla, caramel, sweet dark berries. Slow and warming finish. Very good beer
eduardovl (1117) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a thin but persistent white to yellow head. Few lacings left in he glass
S: Mainly sweet and roasted. Notes of toffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts, dark fruit esters, mainly raisins. Sweet grains
T: Rich taste. Again, a sweet toffee and roasted upfront with notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, wood, burned toffee. Excellent rosted bitterness
M: Medium bodied. Molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Toffee and roasted bitterness in the aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Complex. Great Scottish Ale
[ BA Review @ 8/15/2012 ]
solvaris (149) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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freretoc (1213) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo), couleur brune, belle mousse, effervescence moyenne, une bière avec un goût très maltée sur caramel, le grillé et le fumé. Fin de bouche amère sur l’artichaut très agréable.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle into a nonic.
Pours an opaque very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a one finger medium tan head. Pretty good head retention but the lacing is lacking.
Aroma is full of toffee and caramel with some hints of sherry. Touches of oak along with dark fruits and some smoke poking through.
The flavor is very heavy on the figs and plums with more of the sherries note present in the aroma. Some burnt toffee and smokey notes in the background but the flavor is overwhelmingly fruity. It works in this case, though. Some woody notes in the background but they are very restrained. Subtle sweet mouthfeel with a bit of lingering stickiness.
Overall, a very good scotch ale and more fruity than many of the other ones I have had. Great interplay between the wood, smoke, and fruit and well balanced. A great beer.
blackisle (1286) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep but clear chestnut brown, one finger frothy tan head, recedes after a while to a thin layer that lasts, minor lacing; aroma sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel, licorice, raisins, coffee notes; taste mild sweetbitter, roasted caramel notes; full body, creamy texture and mouthfeel, average carbonation; lingering mild roasty bittersweet finish with toffee and woody undertones. Very well-balanced, I like its creaminess.
Hrc_Cro (287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with small brown fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and coffee. Finish is nice coffee, little bitterness. Classy beer.
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 First encountered as an 18-year old vintage at the Kulminator; tasted fresh a few years later. A very classic and famous Scotch ’wee heavy’ with complex fruity and malty aroma, coffee, orange, walnuts, calvados, vanilla; sweet malty taste, dried fruits, citrus peel, mellow but thinnish mouthfeel probably as a result of the long ageing, roasted bitterness in the finish. A great experience this was, now let’s purchase a young one for comparison...
rollsrace (67) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 3/14/2014. Got it for $7.27 a bottle. This ale seems dark for a Scottish ale being slightly amber but mostly dark brown. A robust flavor followed by a slightly sour finish. I can tell it’s aged in oak, but not smokey or whiskeyish.