jbruner (5274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2017 philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/2 litre bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head. Aroma a competition between musty and sweet with strong toffee and whiskey. Flavor sweet and complex on the front end, strong alcohol, sticky resin, mellowing predictably to a soft aftertaste. Body medium with little carbonation. Overall, a really nice representation of the scotch ale type.
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 Pours a murky golden brown from the bottle with bubbly white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big fruity esters and mild caramel malts, hint of earthiness in the middle. Taste is mostly the caramel and fruit with a big boozy punch. Solid for the style. PhillyCraft (7916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle, pours a brown color with smaller sized head. Notes of cherry and wet scotch ale. Sweet and rusty with some off medicinal notes. Weird. AirForceHops (7796) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2014
500 ml bottle purchased at One Stop Market Haverhill, MA. No bottle date or ABV marked on the bottle. Cloudy orange color with any head in a snifter. Aroma shows caramelized malts, raisin, butter scotch and... Damn it cardboard notes. Flavor is the appropriate amount of sugar malts, warming boozy alcohol after the sip. It not the brew failure that it has oxidation but that way with a huge ABV beer the bottles should be marked. I graded this on a small curve.
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Flat, cardboard, sweet toffee, light fruit, thin and dry. zimbo (970) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Slight orangy medicinal nose. Red brown copper colour.Haughty and flat. Some crystal malt in there which brings an overly polished smoothness. Not for me really.
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy brown witg off white head. Malty, slightly fruity aroma, cardboard. Taste has some cardboard, apple, toffee. Bit tangy. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Soft tea brown, nae head but tanningly laced. Spicey, oddly paprika meaty without being tellingly smoke. Ricey and oddly dry. Gritty cloying and underlying sweetness on the finish cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home ... dep brown .. thin tan lacing .. soft sweet blackcurrant fruit ... dark fruits... soft blackcurrant fruit .. ligth yeast ... soft fruits ... dark fruits .. mellow malts ... soft fruits ... little toffee malt... taestee (53) - USA - APR 9, 2014
really enjoyed this one. aroma of butterscotch and raisins. minimal but visible lacing. mouthfeel is nice and thick and leaves sticky on the lips. really hides the 10% real well Jow (4082) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle on Christmas Eve after family went to bed. Pours muddy orange with sweet butterscotch nose. Tastes of lots of toffee, some molasses, dried fruits, bubblegum, and quite a bit of booze. Touch too sweet palate. Not getting any scotch ale type of character but pleasant enough