Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clougy red\brown with a quick disipating short tan head. Nose of brown sugar, raisin, tart and lightly sweet with a good dose of spice. Some berries. Palate at points allows the alcohol and harshness to show a little strong. Finish is warming and in the end the beer is essentially balanced despite some flaws eminating from the centre.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisiny brown. Clear. Dense, pale head.
Smells of malt, dried plums, raisins, pepper forest mushrooms.
Tastes burnt, bitter, a bit sourish, metallic.
It’s cooling yet hot and liquor-like.
I like it, the flavour was a surprise.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown and a fine light brown head. Aroma is malty and grassy with a sweet tone of brown sugar and light spices. Lots of malt in the flavor as well with a pickling spicy note and a warming tone of alcohol. A bit thin in the body, but very Scottich and pretty nice.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
20 year old bottle from Logan.
A murkey deep brownish color w/ no head to speak of. Super sweet aroma big and malty carmel notes and some dark fruits, fig & plum. weak palate some coating. Flavor is very sweet carmel light grains and a smoke componenet. Seems to have held up well for a 20 yr old beer. Pretty good.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany hue, with a shy tan head, the nose has some notes of yeast, very malty, with a winey accent, hint of oakiness in the aroma follows through on a raw malted full bodied palate, with a dark roasted malt, touch of pepper spiciness, black bitter chocolatey note, leading towards a robust malty accent and a delightful mild dryness finish.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige offwhite creamy head with larger bubbles. Dark red-brown body. Sweetish musty aroma rather like whipped cream. Sweet, smoky, lightly roasty taste with notes of licorice. Sweetish, dry aftertaste. Good, quite interesting.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep mahogany color with a quickly dissipating head. Red wine nose. Very dry, with an almond, slightly amaretto flavor. Overall, a bit bland and flat, but better than average.
legion242 (2306) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, what a surprising disappointment- Very odd grayish red-black color. Head was thin but lively. Nose of sweet port/sherry. Wood, licorice, raisins, chocolate. Slightly disappointing palete. Incredible dryness sets in at the last 1/5 of the glass.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a of a chestnut brown, no real head appeared as I poured it slowly into a 10 oz tulip, just a few big bubbles, no real lace either. Aroma is all malts, loads of caramel, sweet, dark, with a earthy undertone of tobacco and wet wood. Taste is super mellow of caramel, dark toffee, some dark fruit notes of plum and banana, the malts are provided all over the place, but not thick, more so of a very clean and softly calming chewyness, thinnish to the point of becoming non-existent really. Not very flavorful. Some notes of hazelnut and molasses poke through as it warms but nothing sticks out really. Kinda boring and plain. Feel is a bit thin, the front of this is like water, nothing there, but luckily it picks up some and renders some light heft over the middle and has a smooth lightly sticky, calm, malty sweet finish that doesn't last all that long. Not something I'd buy again, nearly forgetable.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice ale with a combination of chocolate and caramel flavors we with a bit heavy malt flavor. Quite good but McEwans is cheaper and better.