mtstewart (2) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012 does not count
Purchased on a recent visit to CCB in Tampa. Dunedin in a small town on the west coast of Florida that takes its Scottish ancestry pretty serious and of course it makes sense for two Florida breweries to collaborate. I’m not a huge fan of Scottish-Style Ales to begin with, but the extra ABV does give the beer some much need complexity As a one-off, this beer is a malty delight, but it could have been better if it was a little more balanced. The extra alcohol does make it a little too sweet, but a nice take on a Scotch Ale. Plovmand (8312) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is loads of Dark fruit and heavy malt. The flavour is light yeasty and has loads of malt and berries. Great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.
The beer is a dark, chestnut brown hue with an inch of dense, beige head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a light smokiness, toffee, malt, dark fruits. Some raisin notes in the flavor with hints of chocolate. Smoky notes balance the sweetness from dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. Lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and dark fruits. A bit sweet to drink more than a snifter. A great beer for sharing with a few folks.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2011 hivemind (915) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle at James’ a few months ago. Thanks James. Black pour with a brown head. There is a little sweet chocolate in the taste along with notes of nuts and booze. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Fergus. Pours rich brown with a sturdy, tan cream head. Big tangy berry nose, boozy malts, hints of cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, dark berries, light earth, some brown sugar, dark bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, some faint and dry cocoa, mellow tangy fruits. Decent stuff, though not very depthy.
illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the December tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours brownish red with a firm tan head. Tart and malty, basic caramel/rye interplay. Toffee, mild fruits. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a dark brown colour with a red hue. Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, some sourness and herbs. Flavournof caramel malts, herbs, wood and some tangy licorice notes. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel and a warming, malty, tart-ish finish. Great, especially aroma-wise. kryon (3552) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours dark l b head
Aromas citrusy woody, butterscotchy
Somewhat creamy butterscotchy, fruity
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone saxo (18302) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, rich malt, caramel, flowers and hops. tderoeck (9724) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - bottled: VII/2011 (2013-719) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy dark red brown beer, huge beige irregular head, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, mocha and caramel, some chloride (age?), sugary, banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, pretty sweet and sour, brown sugar, some banana, mocha, little bitter. Aftertaste: red fruits, bit earthy, bitter touch, banana peel, some citrus, mocha, cocoa powder.