Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colour with disappearing head. The taste is very complex: it's malty, with light traces of caramel and wine flavour and it's a bit salty. Very particular, but not really my favourite beer.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'm pretty sure I had a bottle way past its prime, but I'm going to rate it nonetheless... The Beer poured with virtually no carbonation. The flavor was almost like drinking a Tootsie Roll. Disgusting! I'm not too sure what was going on with it, so I'll give it another try sometime.
Cristobal37 (301) - 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.
theOptimator (300) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2010 Aroma is nice, dark fruit. Earthy, oak. Appearance is very dark brown almost black. Small head. Not impresive. Looks like a glass of Coca-cola. Taste is dark fruits first, then coffee, chocolate, then oak. English esters present but fighting through all the other flavors. Many strong flavors, but not overly complex. Palate is medium. Oak and roastiness linger. Slight hotness, but barely. Overall, I like this beer. It is different and enjoyable. Very smooth. Not a typical strong ale as it brings in more roasty flavors than I am used to. Definatelly worth a try, but I will not buy again.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a good head.AROMA WAS malty.color was a medium amber.Had a distinct flavor.Creamy.Oak flavor.Good.I will buy again.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark barley, slightly garnet, with amber edges and thin white head. Aroma was woody, licorice root, strong maltiness, and chocolatey scotch. Flavor was smokey peat, oak, vanilla, port, raisins, licorice root, very strong malt, a little caramel and a little chocolate, and a strong peaty finish . Palate was a little heavy but very enjoyable and ended with a little burn atop the tongue. Very enjoyable.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with red highlights and a thin off white head. Nose has substantial dark fruit with dark treacle-like malt. Palate translates well, with the addition of a slight woody character, Finishes with significant licorice spice.
mnoud (292) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in pint glass. Pours medium dark like an opaque brown ale. Aroma is indistinct to my nose but inviting, a bit of breadiness. Taste is pretty good, not much on the front end, mild maltiness, a bit of bitterness and dryness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for 7%. It took most of the 12oz bottle for me to really start noticing the sweetness. I prefer the Jacobite but this is interesting.
Pringao_Toribi (292) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong and thick, but surprisingly drinkable for it’s greasiness, from flavour to aftertaste goes from roasted to licorice, and a pack-a-punch and fizzy aroma
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2001
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balanced strength. Not overpowering like the typical Scottish; this genre is hard to calibrate well, I suppose. This is a good example of it being done well. Explodes in the nose.