Jow (3925) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Ever since we went to Scotland on golf trip my father inlaw has been a Belhaven fan so I’ll gladly take the rate. Mahogany pour smaller head. Nose is sweet toffee and some hops. Taste sof toffee, caramel, dried fruit, earth and pine. Semi sweet very malty. Metalchopz (3388) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Part of their Merry Craftmas 6-pack. 5.2% ABV version. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a light-mocha head that dissipates quickly leaving some decent lace. Rich caramel nose with some dark fruit notes and a nutty side. The taste has caramel malts, maybe light molasses in the finish. Not much more. If this was the 3.9% version being like this, might be not bad. This one is not winner. Very bland Scottish ale. AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours an average size frothy beige head but doesn’t stay very long. Has an amber coppery appearance. Weak lacing. Aromas of barley malts, hints of caramel and bready malts. Flavours are mostly toasty malts, nutty, biscuit notes and hints of caramel. Kind of like a buttery finish. Good retention. Oily and slick mouthfeel. sharkydodson (1615) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 9, 2016
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of vanilla, berries, toffee and candy... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of raisin, toffee, candy, dried plum and garden berries... sweet and dry aftertaste... Thomas_W1 (841) - Rastatt, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
Flasche 0,33l: Rötlicher Bernstein, glasklar, kräftiger fester mittelporiger Schaum; kräftig malzige Nase, würzige Süße, Getreide, Malzzucker, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, Karamell; frischer, kräftig malziger Körper, Brot, Malzzucker, leichte Säure, leicht fruchtige Süße, dunkle Früchte, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, frische Hopfennoten, leicht säuerliche Bitterkeit; angenehmer säuerlich-fruchtiger Nachgang
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Where and how: tasting gift pack LCBO wombat23 (1419) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Aroma: mild spicy feel, sweetness in the mid, hint of rye bread with slightly mineral round up.
Top: medium sized top, some lace on glass.
Base: clear amber
Palate : medium thin bodied, smooth with soft, delicate carbonation.
Taste: mild set up. Soft rounded malts, sweet sided, hint of smoke blended with candy sugars.
Shared bottle. Pour is clear amber with an off-white head. Nose of sweet malt and bread. Taste is malt, bread, caramel and nuts. Bland finish. ReV2 (178) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
330ml bottle bought in UK, pours almost flat, aroma of cashew nuts, mahogany colour, tastes sweetish, full bodied for its strength with a surprising hop back-taste. Best from my beer advent box so far. puredelusion (404) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 4, 2016
0.5 bottle. Pours amber color with medium white head. Aroma of toffee, bread, nuts. Small body particles. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, nutty, some roasted notes. Dry creamy finish. Light to medium body, average carbonation. redders1974 (1472) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Comforting amber colour with small off white head notes of tobacco wood toffee smooth on the palate.