mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium-sized tannish head. The aroma has some doughy/syrupy caramel, light smoke, and toasty malts. Pleasant carbonation...flavours of sweet caramel and dark bread - otherwise fairly complacent and straightforward. ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 17, 2007
33cl bottle. Pours remarkably similarly to coca-cola, with a clear garnet brown and fizzy, evanescent head. Dark fruits/port-like aroma, some burnt caramel, slight spiciness like a mulled wine. As per "scotch" style, hops are muted at best, showing up in a tinge of bitterness, along with the alcohol in a dry yeast finish. Tasty and quaffable, but nothing mind-blowing RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clear, but dark, ruby. Some tan head. Nose is slightly sweet with a fruit edge. Flavor is mild with a strong sweet tone that has hints of a slight spice and a barely noticeable alcohol tone on the end. Feel has a slightly thicker bubble on it. Easily drinkable.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2/1/05 330ml. Hazy brown amber with small beige head. Malty musty aroma with a hint of coke. Some yeasty sharpness on the tongue with a good palate scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 9, 2007
Bottled @ Bar Asterix, Sao Paulo. Pours redish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is very fruity and malty. Some herbs. Taste malty, caramel and oak. Nice bitternes in the end. Very good beer.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
draught @ Brussels 9th Belgian Beer weekend. pours ruby with off white head. nose is bready, and nutty. flavor is same with subtle yeasty spice and brown sugar. decent stuff. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Date: 09/20/2004SDalkoholic (2377) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Appearance: muddy brown with a big tan head,
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with lots of dark malt character,
Flavor: rich malt flavor with little complexity, lots of chocolate, light bitter finish, flavor and some additional complexity shows up at the end,
Overall: this is one to only slightly chill
Score: ii to iii
picking up some nice rich malt character with lots of flavor and good chocolate
Source: brick store
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, lasting fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma,
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, light earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased @ Ashur liquor. Created a dark opaque brown liquid topped by a creamy stout like head. The aroma has an old dead yeast and cardboard smell with some worthy notes of spice still. The flavor has some yeast and spice still and is actually good considering it has started to fall apart in its old age but its creamy texture and light touch of spices makes for a pleasant session. Capa (3255) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Looks lovely. Caramel orange with a medium/large light tan head. Malt, alcohol, dark fruit, yeast, spice, caramel, and light citrus. Sweet, malts, spices, and a little alcohol. Finishes with a warm alcohol sensation. Nice, smooth body. Very good, but after a 750ml of it I grew a litle tired of it. I’d buy it again, though. LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Nice...thought this was a Belgian strong or a dubbel when I picked it up...apparently I missed the "Mc" part. Anyway very delicious. Pour was a beautiful dark brown witha 3 finger slightly off white head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, leather and spice. Taste was more like a Belgian that a Scotch (just my opinion). Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Dark fruit and spices are strong. The licorice aftertaste had me gagging, however, as I HATE licorice. It only comes out long after the swallow so I just kept swallowing. Felt a little tipsy afterwards, too.