JaKeAFC (1019) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, clear, deep red hue, thick stable beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cake, plum/cherry, caramel/sugar, solvent. Light bittering hops, resin.
Taste is sweetish, sticky with a mild bitterness, relatively complex.
Medium to full body, slow sipper, light warming.
Creamy texture, smooth alcoholic finish.
MetalNHopHead (1583) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing like a good Scotch Ale, even in the summertime. McEwan’s Scotch Ale has a mahogany pour and an eggshell head. Toffee, light hops, and mild fruit aromas. Caramel and chocolate flavor profile. Smooth feel. While a richer flavor and fuller feel would be welcome, it’s impossible to deny how tasty and drinkable this is. Great example of Scotch Ale.
suurjuust (3040) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is mild caramel, some minerals, burned notes, dried fruit and roasted malt. Flavor is roasty, somewhat acidic, dried fruit. Bread crust acidity in the finish with more fruity notes. Smooth stuff, hides the booze rather well.
Kauge (1665) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SuperAlko (€ 1.99). BB 01.04.2017. Pours brown, seems clear, with a small, very light beige head. Sweetish sourish herbal and berry aroma with black tea and roasty-toasty hints, lactic even?, very difficult to adequately describe to be honest... Tastes nice. Dark fruits, malts, black tea kind of yeastiness? Slight creaminess on the palate, carbonation soft, body. Easy drinking despite the 8%. Nice, old-school stuff. Worth buying again.
martjoobolut (3410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from tallinna kaubamaja). Pours dark ruby-brown. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet and malt, caramel, slightly bitter, some metallic notes. Finish is caramel bitter. Alcohol is well covered, drinkability is good. Overall: good.
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick brown and smooth. Easily drinkable. Aroma of plums and caramel. Easily reminiscent of the original I had years ago. A classic.
lotsalaughs (170) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with beige head. Caramel/cocoa/roasted malt aromas. Bitter sweet with a hint of alcohol heat. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering bitter sweet aftertaste. Maybe a slight hint of diacytal giving a buttery impression. Really liked this beer.
Iznogud (2842) - CROATIA - JUL 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 330 ml courtesy of Miro B. shared with him and JFK10000. Pours dark brown, beige head. Roasted malts, some fruity notes, spices, caramel. Sweet. some bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied.
Brettsky06 (236) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with some beige head. Toffee in the aroma, taste has some caramel and chocolate. Long lasting finish.
Marduk (6616) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (thanks Vambola). Very dark brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Yeasty, yarrow, sweet, faint caramel in aroma. Sweet, dark chocolate, roast, chunky in taste. Sweet dark chocolate in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Covers alcohol well. Drinkable brew.