Maklean (50) - Ontario, - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours large ruby head that lasts. Sweet toasted malts aroma with hints of perfumy hops. Excellent toasted caramel malts with a tad alcohol background.
obguthr (4170) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued chestnut and maple syrup nose. Clear brown, medium yellow head. Wood, pecan, and chocolate syrup. Light to medium body. A touch cloying, at least, far sweeter than its lack of complexity can support.
Moebbels (383) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear dark body with a minimal head. Nose has sweet aromas of grapes and sherry. Taste is sweet with cola-like qualities and a mildly bitter finish. Low carbonation and rich palate. Quite nice, reminds a lot of swedish julmust.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a perfect pint. I assume this is the right listing, but this says "ale brewed with coriander and fermented in oak barrels" below the Jacobite Ale text.
3.0 A: Deep brown, nearly black, color. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and not much of any lacing is left.
4.25 S: Might not look great, but it smells great. Coriander hits you right on the first whiff and hits you hard. Earthy peatiness, light roastiness, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, mineral, and some spicy phenols. Very nice, but could use a bit more power.
4.0 T: Like the nose, the coriander is readily apparent. Underneath you find much of what the nose has: earthy peat, light roast, brown sugar, molasses, caramel. Mineral and phenols are upped somewhat in the taste. Though I love the taste of coriander, it does dominate the brew. Whether or not that is a bad thing, I don’t know. But it does prevent a deeper inspection as to how the flavors mesh. Still, damn good.
3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Somewhat slippery feel. Could use some more creaminess, but good enough.
4.0 D: I probably rated this higher than it deserves, but I love coriander so that’s how it is. Worth a try either way though. Solid all around.
DavoleBomb, Jun 06, 2013
Pedrens (18) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 Very complex aroma, but dificult to define (banana, cola, chocolate...maybe), medium sweetness, medium bitter, dark brow ruby colour almost black, clear, tan foam, medium body, creamy-milkie feel, astringent, bitter finish that comes back...soft carbonation...good beer but I guess I expected more for this beer...or maybe too much complex for me now...I will try again and in other conditions.
magicmn (77) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and dried fruit notes in aroma. Dark red to brown colour. Very reach malty taste. Good strong ale in scottish manner.
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark see through brown. The head died off quick and left no lacing. Sweet and malty, then biscuity, toffee, light coffee malt, with some alcohol and subtle coriander. Average beer
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel and slight notes of sweet cacao. The taste was of sweet malts with slight notes of vanilla and spiciness in the backend. Good stuff.
saintjulien (169) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
toast, nuts, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish
Rammer (188) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. And here is a great Scottish ale. Caramel, dark fruit, nice and easy. Good beer
andrewturba (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a semi transparent dark reddish brown with a medium sized off white head that quickly becomes a thin spotty covering and good legs. Aroma is malty, molasses, nutty, spices, and dark dried fruits. Flavour is malty, molasses, some port like qualities, mild spice notes, a touch of chocolate and very light bitterness. Quite tasty and very enjoyable!