Marduk (1936) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Caramel, sweet, raisins, spicy aroma. Clove, raisins, sweet, ginger, grainy taste. Ginger bread dough like aftertaste.
jookos (1455) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown reddish. Dark musky leathery old malts, smells a bit like a dusty old book. But in good way, with some sweetness in there also. Full bodied. But easy to deink. Dark bready malts, dark fruits. Enjoyable brew.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious, somewhat sweet dark brew. Flavors or fig, raisin and molasses.. even some sourness like sour plums as it warms up. Great beer!
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark murky brown with a skin of bubbly tan head. Flavor: Coriander and fig; man this stuff is like liquid Fig Newton. Chocolate and bourbon is very light. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Very pleasant on the palate. Overall: A fascinating beer with Trappist leaning
Buongiorgio00 (519) - - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Una piacevole scoperta, questa birra tradizionale scozzese. Molto ricca e interessante, anche se la sensazione oleosa e la rilevante presenza della nota alcolica possono stancare. Il gusto è complesso, con note di frutta scura e bacche che si confondono con una pervasiva speziatura.
Bozo_skeleton (356) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
robe brune aux reflets rouges, peu de carbo et col tres fin qui laisse une belle dentelle.
Arôme majeur de caramel, ensuite des notes boisées avec une touche de rhum et de fruits noirs.
Tres belle rondeur en bouche sur un mélange d’épices et de raisins sec et/ou figues.
Tres bel équilibre et bonne longueur.
Leafs93 (1574) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is roast, hint of smoke, coriander and floral. Taste is sweet with an almost acrid bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and well rounded. Excellent.
stevoj (1605) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, smoky beer, pours dark cola brown with thin fizzy head. Aroma is sweet and floral, taste is more earthy, peat, wooden. Some of the coriander comes through on the palate. Complex beer, but very good.
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown close to black and yields the same colored body, the head was about a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess, lacing is adequate and graces the sides of the glass in a spider web sort of fashion; the smell is a rich sort of sweet somewhat cherished coriander-ish aroma, it wants to creep up on ya with some odd oaky molasses that ends up shouldering into some dark fruit but for the most part, they pretty much stay subdued; I do get some black licorice coming through as well; the taste has a rich sweetness in there and then the spicy coriander comes through to help to balance it just a bit, there is some black licorice as well; am I getting a "whiskey" sort of background in the taste - in my opinion, I think so, slightly sweet molasses aftertaste and that leads into a super dry molasses finish; on the palate, well, its not as easy as some might want it to be, but its not too heavy, however, there is a decent coating of black licorice penetrating the mouth and tongue; overall, I would say a pretty good Scotch Ale that I would have again especially with that coriander coming out to add a slight spice - nice night cap
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 33cl bottle. Very dark reddish brown with dissipating beige head. Aroma of caramel, prune, fig. Dark fruits are there, but light. Alcohol is mostly masked. Body is light and creamy and works well.