Pedro_Pinho (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2017
Let’s get this into prespective... I don’t like sour ales and this one has a hint of sour ale in the aroma and also in the taste. That?s not good for me. Sorry, I usually love dieu du ciel beers, but not this one. gopherfan99 (1827) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle; pours murky brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, and booze with hints of brown sugar, and wood; taste is sweet with caramel and dark fruits with hints of wood and brown sugar; semi dry finish with just a little bit of maple syrup and light alcohol warming dukeandduke (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2017
5/10/17 (Atomic Liquors, Downtown Las Vegas, NV). 9.1% ABV, 8 Oz draft pour into tulip glass. Dark brown pour, slight tan head. Aroma negligible. Scotch the predominant flavor. Light rye and maple noted but not overwhelming. Thin texture. Overall OK beer, nice but too light. dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Deep brown color with an off white head. Sweet malty plum aroma and taste. Reminiscent of a quad.
Notes: on tap at Atomic Kitchen , May ’17 Stephpat (12) - St-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Dégustation d’une 2015 vieilli en cellier au bièrologue et d’une 2017. Belle couleur ambrée, un peu plus foncé pour la 2015 et mousse plus persistante pour la 2017. Pour le goût la 2015 est plus corsée, on dirait plus sucrée et plus complexe, mais la 2017 est très bonne aussi , j’ai l’impression de goûter plus l’alcool plus que l’autre. Au final selon moi c’est une très bonne bière et elle viellie très bien en cellier.
skiatd1 (48) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2017
On draught. Really taste scotch ale. Lighter than some scotch ales with a malty character.
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11.5 oz bottle. Bottled 2016-01-08. Aroma is apples, raisins, oxidation, grain. Pours hazy brown with a dissipating beige head. Taste is medium-level of sweet and alcoholic, oxidation, fruity esters, finishing dry. Reminds of certain English barleywines more than any kind of Scotch ale I’ve ever had. A little over the hill for me. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Poured into a thistle, the appearance was mainly a dark burnt red almost brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Spotty lace.
The aroma had some dried woodiness, smoke and peat up front. Maple warms in for a nice blend. Some caramel and toffee malts play underneath.
The flavor leaned towards a sweet dry woody taste initially and then the caramel and toffee malts come in a bit more as it warms. Maple comes in for balance. Woody dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good strength from the ABV is felt. Dryness does show some clinginess to my tongue. Low carbonation.
Overall, nicely done scotch ale for the most part. Perhaps a bit dryer than expected. And though I don’t see any bottling dates, a part of me says this is an older bottle. Still, I bet this stuff is magical when fresh, part of me thinks the maple comes out a lot more.
beerplace (1695) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
341ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!). Bottled on 2015-02-06. Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, caramel and maple syrup notes. Taste is roasted malt, boozy and hoppy bitterness, woody. The beer is already 2 years old, but it is still hot and bitter, I am surprised. Not sure if a good way, though :) Probably it would need to be aged for a couple of more years :) papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Dark, brown body but when held to the light, more reddish in color. Has a nice tan head, 2 fingers.
Smell: Faint, sweet smell. As it warms, maple syrup aroma gets stronger. Smell reminds me of maple taffy poured out on the snow at a sugar shack, nice.
Taste: The taste backs up the smell with strong malty, maple flavors. Very sweet, but kind of one-dimensional.
Mouthfeel: This is better. Warming up, feels thick & chewy with fairly active carbonation. Caramel and maple syrup make if boozy & creamy, warming the mouth.
Reviewed on: 06-19-2008