simont1 (361) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, burnt sugar, earthy with dough like qualities a bit if letter and licorice with a tint of soy sauce, quite complex but thin and semi-dry.
tsd08460 (82) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: caramel, raisins
Appearance: deep brown, clear, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
joe19612 (2037) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black colour with a beige head, rich malt aroma, taste is light and malty a dry fruity finish.
Intsr (53) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 AROMA : caramel, roasty, chocolate, herbs, banana.
APPEARANCE : red/ brown, clear, minimal head, white foam.
TASTE : medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour.
PALATE : light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
tarmok (184) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark red clear liquid with minimal head. Aroma: caramel, toast, chocolate, herbs, banana, alcohol. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, roasted malts, caramel. Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter finish,
Handypaul (296) - - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with a frothy small quickly diminishing head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, whiskey and dark chocolate. Lightly bitter, light body, thin texture, average to lively carbo and a brief lightly bitter finish.
UXO (652) - CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown with a thin light beige head diminishing to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is toffee malt, dark fruit, spices, liquorice, dark chocolate, woody oak. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Full bodied, low carbonation and slightly syrupy. (4/5)
I’m not usually a fan of the Scottish styles, especially wee heavies, but this is a decent Traditional Ale. It’s sweet, hovering on the edge of cloying, but there’s a depth and complexity of flavour that saves it from being boring. It’s not something I’d choose for a go-to, but it’s definitely worth trying. (14/20)
anfractuosity (172) - - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful ale, lovely warmth from the spices and the alcohol. Tastes of dark fruits.
kingstoni (1669) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with no head. Aroma of cream, butterscotch and vanilla. Sweet taste with some bitterness in finish. Medium body. A bit oily feel.
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hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Kwak glass. Appearance is ruby brown, fairly dark, a beige fizzy head which doesn’t last long. Aroma- caramel, fruitcake, port, malty, brown bread, raisin. Taste- chocolate, fudge, caramel, almonds, cherry, sugary fruitcake, slightly fluffy mouthfeel, bitter at first but finishes sweet. Very nice indeed.