leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Very sweet, has a slightly sickly sweet aroma. Good auburn color. Strong and big and malty. planky84 (3428) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Chestnut pour with a light tan head which soon goes. Very enticing nose. Plenty of caramel, raisins and toffee. Has a sweet and fruity feel too. Flavours of toffee, licorice, some coffee, dark fruits and a little sweet spice. Dry, bitter-sweet finish. Nice. evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours ruby-brown with thin camel head; decent lace. Nose of malt, smoke, and plum. Hot taste of burnt caramel, maple and booze. Metallic finish. Alcohol is very prevelant. scanovajr (754) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled. A reddish brown beer with a creamy but small beige head. Aroma is malty and fruity, notes of dried fruits, caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is also malty and bittersweet, strong caramel notes, raisins and plums. Sweet after taste. Nice texture. Very good beer jburgess80 (4) - Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep brown with tan head. Initial taste was bearable but the after taste was to smokey. Not to knowledgeable about beers but i dont think scotch ales are for me. Pricey to boot, so this one gets the boot!
HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Rich malty flavors are nice: slight figs, caramel, with a finishing bit of citrusy hop bitterness. The thing that takes this one a bit off the rails is the alcohol, which is omnipresent. In the nose, I get a slight quiver of the nostrils from the overwhelming alcohol. The palate notices it too and even burns a bit for it. A good option if you like boozier, sweeter beers. In spite of my review for BT, I will claim neutrality. bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Poured a dark amber ruby color and cloudy. Minimal head. Malty aroma (nuts caramel). Aroma has a strong presence. Light to med sweetness. Starts off sweet and malty on the tongue. Finished smokey alchohol taste with nice blend of hop. Complex. Light bitterness at end. Medium body, soft carbonation. Long finish. Good sipping style beer. Would get again. BeerBaboon (2125) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2010
Dark red ale with just a litte of head. Aroma of dark berries, caramel and sweet malts.Some smoke there too.Just a little bitter but sweet taste. Soft carbonation. Flows smoothly through your mouth without leaving you cold. garza (574) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours very dark red with a minimal head that tends to disappear. Amazing extra sweet aroma with hints of dry fruits like raisins or plums, some smokiness also but soft. Round malty and sweet taste with a smokey note, dark honey. Full body, creamy feeling, soft carbonation and medium after taste with dry finish. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Sweet and malty, with tobacco and rum flavours. A beer that is thick and chewy, rich and definitely best drunk in small doses. Did become a little bit cloying.