RyanE (145) - British Columbia, - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow Brown with a tinge of orange. Thin white head disappears quickly. Maltiness on the nose, touch of oak and vanilla. Tart citrus taste is balanced well with the sweet malt. Lively mouthfeel.
allmyvinyl (5521) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Asda. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch, daunt spice. Taste has a faint whisky note, but you do have look for it. Dry finish.
Ngejo (481) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Cloudy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
thmsboyd (67) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle BBE: April 2016. Chilled. Bright coppery amber body with a small white head. Low intensity nose, principally malty caramel with some doughy character. A touch of butyric, but generally fresh. Hard to detect any whisky on the nose. Heavy, fruity sweetness to taste, with a medium dry bitterness to follow. Some sourness. Quite full-bodied with a chewy texture, average carbonation and a lingering oaky finish. Overall impression is a bog-standard ale improved modestly by barrel aging (or similar). Not bad.
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Asda Bridge of Don. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, biscuit, grainy, light vanilla, white sugar, honey and some earth. The taste is sweet, sugary, white bread, earth, toasty grain, cereal, sweet whisky twang and honey with a dryish finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s what I got. Pretty sweet and not depth whatsoever. I would choose I&G over this. For real.
Reconqvista (248) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2015
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Light oragen color with a consistent head. Smoked and wooden notes. Surprising citrus flavor with not much body.
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy amber with small white head. The aroma is toffee and caramel. Thin mouth, sweet fruit, bready malt, boozy finish, decent.
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a Glasgow ASDA. Pours golden with a thin white head. The taste is fairly fruity citrus with smokey whiskey notes. There’s a fairly unpleasant dry after taste. Not good.
ken1 (1165) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: fruity and whisky.
Flavour: fruity sweet and nutty with notes of barrel aged whisky.
Color: golden amber with a fading white head.
From: eurospar in fuerteventura 011114
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, floral.
UXO (674) - CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear medium gold with one fingers of dense white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy minimal lacing (3/5). Nose is sweet malt, honey, faint whisky and oaky vanilla (5/10). Taste is aggressively sweet with faint whisky notes, finishing bitter (4/10). Light to medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, with a lingering sticky bitter and faint whisky finish (3/5).
I’m not a big fan of scotch ales / wee heavies at the best of times, and this doesn’t come anywhere near the best. Aggressive sugary sweetness and only a hint of whisky conditioning, on top of a sweet malt base and no hop character. About the best thing I can say about this is, at least it’s not peated malt. (10/20)