Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deeside Drink Emporium. It pours deep ruby with a small beige head. The nose is wood, earth, caramel, dark fruit and dried berry. The taste is dark fruit, faint berry, vinous, light jam, wood, earth, caramel, light astringency, some bitterness and touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Good depth of flavour and drinks pretty damn smoothly.
AleTsar (1338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 2nd rate @ Skerry Brae ...this is really good, super fruity dark malts, so smooth and the abv is so so so well hidden. 3.8 > 3.9 ... Iíd love to taste their take on a stout or Black IPA....
Cask @ Skerry Brae, Lossiemouth 130113
Dark chestnut brown, clear, dense off white head good lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, soft dark malts, soft dark fruits
Taste of dark sweetish malts, dark fruits, raisins, hint of liquorice, dab of blackcurrant, nice dark juicy fruit malts, touch of jam, some bitter hops in background, no alcohol
Palae - Medium body, smooth, good mouth feel, fairly sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, fruity dark malts in the linger with a hint of roasted malt
Overall - A distinctive flavour in this beer - itís very nice