JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Sweet cola vegetable aroma. Sweet treacle toffee flavour. Sweet creamy aftertaste. Not really my sort of beer.
kambei70 (302) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a snifter at Krug Park in Omaha during Beer Week. Will have to try again to make detailed notes.
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jeremyh70 (344) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown with ruby highlights. A decent khaki colored head with decent lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and dark fruits with some spiciness. Taste follows nose with brown sugar, dark fruits and just enough spiciness to make it interesting but not overpowering. Roasted flavor mid palate with a hint of licorice and booze. Finishes a little sweet with moderate mouthfeel. Very nice scotch ale. Had at Krug Park bar in Omaha during Beer Week 2013.
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erickok (2280) - Tours, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black body and flimsy light tan head. Cookies, bay leave, liquorice, toffee, herbal and whiskey. Interesting and different. Thin body yet rich taste combining booze like sweetness, bitter distillate and caramel. Think this would work very well with hearty, meaty cheeses. Not always a fan of these spiced yet fairly thin traditional ales, but this works pretty well. (33cl bottle from Biere Revolution)
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep burgundy colour with a beige medium head. Malty aroma of oak, dried fruit, leather, caramelized sugar, some alcohol and chocolate. Very pleasant and balanced. A bit sweet flavours of malty hazel nuts and wood, along with more dried fruits. Has a rich and silky mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. Overall a nice and well-balanced ale. Could not exactly find the spices.
mtwhitney (115) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JAN 31, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is even better than their House Ale. At first I was skeptical, as this version had coriander added. But this is really one of the most outstanding ales I have ever consumed. Brewed in honor of the Jacobite revolution, this ale is a worthy competitor to Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout, the best brew in the world. Fitting. Do not drink too cold.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 L bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Pours a deep dark reddish brown body. Low dense light brown head. Big malt aroma featuring burnt caramel, molasses and dark bread. Quite spicy. Fine fruit tones, plums, raisins and cherries. Full malt body. Sweet and peppery with loads of caramel. Some rounded spice tones too, and notes of tinned dark fruits. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Mild bitterness in a spiced and malty finish. A very nice one.
DavidWoodruff (235) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with deep red highlights and a tan dissipating head. Not much aroma - a little dark dried fruit. Flavor very similar to the aroma. Definite warm boozy character. Could not pick up coriander in either the aroma or flavor. Ok but not as good as I had remembered.
Maris (745) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 29/1/2013. Pours a very dark amber with a smallish. head. Has a huge malty aroma featuring caramel, toffee and molasses, with a touch of spice. Flavour wise, there’s heaps of sweet caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, molasses, aniseed and a muted spicy bitterness at the back. The texture is relatively creamy. Nice stuff but a little shy of being top flight.
agent_511 (139) - - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of raisin and sherry. Pours a dark muddy brown with a mild head. Tastes of raisin, sherry, coriander, and slightly acidic prune. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Very good beer.