KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film with a small collar and fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted caramel malt, a very mild resin hop and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of molasses, toffee, chocolate and some dark fruit (prunes and figs).
The taste was malty and sweet with a hint of molasses and mild chocolate presence at first, and then progressed with a little toffee sweetness, a touch of dark fruit and a mild bitter finish. The flavor was short lived and steadily faded at a moderate pace from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a hair below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a pretty much flat carbonation.
Overall a nice sweet and robust brew, with a great feel and an awesome drinkability...
ozzy70 (925) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Casual Pint, Omaha. Pour was dark amber, small off white head. Aroma was malts, molasses, caramel. Taste was sweeter, malty, caramel, toffee, and nuts.
Gurthnar (5282) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting. Easy drinking black ale. Not much in way of roasty dark malts though, mostly colour. Overall very easy drinking, with rathe thin body.
uckelman (712) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, ring of tan head. Very malty aroma, also dried fruits. Oily texture. Warming.
lello4ever (794) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marrone scuro, schiuma sottile beige cremosa. Note di malto, tostatura, caramello. Al palato malto dona dolcezza, birra avvolgente e cremosa. Carbonazione media. Ottima scotch.
larsniclas (6855) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BAJT
Sweet, vinous with toffee and fudge in both aroma and flavour.
ghostbeer (166) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet and yet fairly mild overall without the punch that I hoped for. That said, it is pretty solid and would buy again.
AnG_BrgNor (600) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with small head. Aroma is malt burned caramel and some roasted. Taste is malt, toffee, some peated and some chocolate. Alcohol is present as well. Nice, but not very complex.
chinchill (4518) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 17 Oct. 2016.
Served in a snifter. Poured very dark brown; clear but near opaque in the glass. Thin, weak head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: toffee and vanilla.
Flavor: a malt bomb with a trace of booziness.
Feel: smooth, full body; light carbonation
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep ruby-hued bronze body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, raisins, grains, deep malty notes and hints of dark syrup and smoke. Taste is caramel, toffee, deep malts, burnt sugar and hints of dark syrup, vanilla and faint smoke. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit on the sticky side of the sweetness spectrum IMO and I lack a bit more complexity and perhaps even more smoke. Still a decent enough Scotch ale.
brewtalita (286) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with ruby hue, lingering head. Aroma roastiness, milk chocolate. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste sweet and bit cloying. Licorice, cough syrup. Watery and empty. Disappointment for me.