Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown in color, nice cream head that lasts. Aroma, is nutty, slightly smokey and some fruit notes as well. The flavor is complex, starts nutty, the middle has some sweet fruit like flavors, nice hop presence helps to finish great.
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown, thick and hazy. Small head, off-white, creamy. Good lacing. Mild aroma, led by sweet chocolate, cookies, vanilla, smoothly fruity. Smooth palate, medium body, balanced finish. Taste is licorice, vanilla, amazing balance, deep and compex.
jpkeskinen (356) - 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.
Cristobal37 (355) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very earthy beer. A bit spicy. Nutty malts almost woody as if from a cask. Although I simply picked it up at BevMo. Poured transparent brown. Recommended. She is different.
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish with small brown head. Aroma is malty and sweetish with lots of dark fruit. Taste is the same add lots of bitterness. The beer has a full body and feels good to wirl in your mouth. I also like the alcohol wich is warming yet never sticky. Only bad thing is I was having a cold drinking it, thus might be missing several aspect of it. None the less a great beer.
jvhemert (351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: dark chocolate, hint of espresso, light caramel
APPEARANCE: dark brown, clear, pours brown frothy head that disappears quickly
TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, little bit savoury
PALATE: full body, thick feel almost creamy, lively, long finish going from bitter to leaving light sweetness in on the lips
OVERALL: one of my favourite Scottish ales, has almost the qualities of a Belgian Trappist (still lacks the balance of flavours)
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper color with a smokey/sweet aroma. But the appearance is deceiving - I expected something a bit stronger but this ale has a light taste with a syrupy/peat aftertaste. Seems like a combination of a strong scotch ale and a barleywine.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pretty, dark brown to red, very light, but creamy looking head. Smells of red wine, with a slight buttery/alcohol (butterscotch) aroma. Tastes like a nice dry red wine with subtle carbonation. Medium body, light taste. I imagine this is what a carbonated red wine would taste like, different, but good.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dark brown color much like some of the Belgian abbey ales. It had a small and quickly dissipating head and left little lacing on the glass. The aroma is very fruity - again, like some of the better Belgian abbey ales - the aroma of malt is also present. The flavor is very full and has lots of character. The flavor of some sweet fruit (maybe grapes) is very apparent. My only gripe is that it tastes very tart. After the head died down, there was no carbonation left in the drink, which made it pretty smooth. Not bad at all, but a little to strong in the tart department.
Rammer (346) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Good flavor, a nice rich flavor. A bit of honey and caramel. Very good.