Tmoney99 (12729) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with a small white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Average plum and spice aroma. Medium body with a oily texture. Good fruity flavor with mild smoke finish of an average duration.
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful sweet malty aroma, a wee bit of brandy sneaking through. The flavor is rich and complex, the maltiness combined with fruitiness, mild smokiness and some chocolate. Alcohol flavor shows through just a little bit. Aftertaste a bit cloying, but otherwise an excellent beer.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a rich Scottish ale with a dark brown color light white head. Is slightly spicy with a hint of oak and vanilla.
HenrikSoegaard (12259) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma, rasin and prune notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Fantastic creamy palate. Excellent beer.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Very dark copper colour with a lasting off-white head. Delicate toasted malt aroma, with some dark dried fruits in play. Malty sweet flavour with dried fruit, and a dark malt and hop bitterness that barely balances the sweetness. Vineous and rich sweetness
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly black, but with a strong light you’ll get red glints. Sweet sticky and spicey malty aroma - some fruits - banana maybe? Taste is delightful - a very mellow combination of richly roasted malt, though without the bitterness that roasting can impart, and sweet dark fruits. Sweetness and spicines gave me hints of soemthing like cherry coke or dr pepper! All mellowed with a wonderful oaken woodiness. This is a masterpiece.
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, Filtered, 330ml, aged 4.5yrs. Ruby to brown with beige head. What a beautiful looking beer, it has the appearance of a rich burgundy, but with a head. It is smooth, the ageing has worked particularly well, fusing the parts into one luscious, rounded, full beer. There is a blackcurrant and winey raisin note to it, warming in the alcohol, there is a sweetness on the finish. Very, very good
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of cola, some fruitiness, hint of molasses and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruit, a hint of wood and some light cola with a smooth finish. A good beer but not as complex as I expected.
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, almost red in the glass. Nose and taste of alcohol, slight fruits. Decent, but lacked complexity for me. I should re rate this. It’s been awhile. Rated 7/17/2000
Lubiere (11919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber ale with cashew hues and a thin white head. Vinous port aroma with woody notes. Light sweet malt with alcohol warmth and subtil whiskey peat notes. Rich and warm in mouth. Tasted 28/01/05 at Institut Scotch Ale tasting. Dumdum would swim in traquair.