VastActiv (1619) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Bar Molotov, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, dark fruits and roasted malts.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark amber/garnet with a full antique lace head. Good retention and lacing. Earthy brown bread aroma. Smooth and delicious. Sweet roasted malt with an ever so slight bitter hop bite. Buttery roasted nuts also noted in the taste. This is a great traditional Scottish ale, nothing pretentious but very good at it.
visionthing (2097) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours clear dark brown with a pale beige head. Aroma of raisins, malt and caramel with hints of alcohol, wood and roastiness. Sweet and slightly reminiscent of fortified wine. Quite desserty, but well balanced. Nice beer for the colder months.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very complex dark sugar and fruit aromas. The changing flavors remind me more of a Belgian quad. Sweetened up a bit as it warmed.
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark red brownish color. No head. Aroma of caramel and rich malts. Flavor is quite sweet, rich caramel flavors and some coffee touches. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. Quite nice.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090721.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malts and mild fruits. Flavor of caramel malts, sugar, yeast, earth and some toffee. Decent.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traquair. Exodus. Richie had a brilliant collection of Buxton. Looks awesome. Love that brewery. Gonna be by the B’s. Did someone say "B"?
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wife said fortified. Everyone else says raisins. I can sense the top fermented wort. Definitely the mark of seven days. Bit thin for me but a tasty Monday night treat.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut with. Very thin head, but plenty of lacing around the edges. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, some nice subtle oaky notes. Taste is pleasant bitterness which is off set by a sweet malty backbone some alchohol burn.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Oak Barrel, Helsinki‐Vantaa airport. Rated on 13.07.2009
Aroma is somewhat spicy with ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has roasted notes, some vanilla, ripe fruits, toffee and spices. Like a light version of Jacobite Ale.