Leighton (12580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Clear red-brown with a frothy white head. The aroma has lots of caramel, bread and well ripened fruits. Medium sweet flavor, more ripe fruits, berries, toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary bready finish, caramel, fruits. Tasty.
djd07 (4514) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is scotch and toffee. Medium mouth with rich toffee, strong booze, decent.
Patrickctenchi (4375) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with a creamy tan head.
Toffee, dark fruit scent......
Alcohol is noticeable in scent and taste.
Berry, prunes, toffee malt.
Strong, but very smooth.
tastybeer (1814) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown pour, tan head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of prune, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet, toffee, caramel. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.
Johnsense (894) - - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour, huge head. Big beer - not boozy but overly sweet! Toffee and smoke aroma. Malty, toffee candy sweetness, a bit fruity. Medium body. It’s good, but not what you’d exepct from a scottish style ale - I prefer to stay on the happy side of diabetes.
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet as much as smoke, smoke in butterscotch and caramel. So-so drinkability.
Drjohnrock (514) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler from bottle at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest, tasted on February 16, 2014. Dark mahogany hue, strong boozy nose, smooth but flavorful bourbon/vanilla/malt flavor. The abv is quite noticeable. Very enjoyable beer.
obguthr (4216) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild treacle and currant nose. Clear ruby brown, enormous tan head. I totally misjudged the pour and it overflowed a bit. Medium body, warm. Currant and plum on a malty, cereal base. Well rounded, balanced, and multi-dimensional. More fruity than most scottish/scotch ales, but that isn’t so bad. A couple bombers of this tasty brew will set you right.
burg326 (4111) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of nuts, dark pitted fruit, booze, light wood and some earth. Flavors were caramelized dark fruit with some nut dipped in booze,a solid beer overall.
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample - pours deep amber with no head. Sweet and woody nose. Boozy to say the least. Love it. Almost dry on the finish. Malty.