GRM (4046) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
Brown bottle; eye: brown with burgundy and orangey reflections, coffee head, fine particles are suspended, hazy, good lacing; nose : sweet (caramel and maple syrup), scotch, a bit of roasting and of wood; mouth: relatively low profile of flavors, sweet almost too much, no biterness to write about, medium to full body, creamy texture, high carbonation, long finale where maple syrup appears, filling
Bouteille brune; oeil : brune avec des reflets bourgognes et orangés, mousse couleur café, fines particules en suspension, voilée, bonne dentelle; nez : sucré (caramel, sirop d’érable), scotch, légère torréfaction, légèrement boisé; bouche : profil de saveurs relativement bas, assez sucré presque trop même, pas d’amertume pour ainsi dire, corps de moyen à plein, texture crémeuse, carbonatation plus élevée que la moyenne, finale relativement longue avec apparition de sirop d’érable, bourrative Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
Loads of sweet prunes and candy in the nose, becomes cloying. Murky dark brown body with a small off-white head. Flavor is very sweet, lots of overripe fruits, very cloying. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 30, 2006
This is really one of the better Scottish beers in my opinion, which tells you what I think of most Scottish beers. Well, the Belgians do a lot of things well. Really quite nice. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Bottle at Chaucer’s Pub, London, Ont- Deep mahogony pour with hints of red throughout. Beige head sits above, and is active and fizzy. Some pretty lacing. Distinct roasted malt nose, with whisky, wood, and burnt sugar. Fairly boozey taste with burnt brown sugar, molasses, nuts, and whisky. Strong finish makes this one a sipper. Mildly metallic flavours linger, and make the finish not as enjoyable. Still good. Thanks Milos for getting this one in! bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2006
Looks quite good - a decent head on top of opaque red brown liquid. Sweet caramel malt aroma that seems typical of the Belgian strongs, but I couldn’t find any of the smokey peat that is evident in something like the Belhaven Wee Heavy. Too sweet for my liking on tasting, with a bit of a cloying finish. Maybe if I’d drenched my taste buds with maple syrup I would have handled it better! Having said that, it’s a pretty easy drinking brew that does contain the alcohol very well - well enough in that it seemed to catch up with me all at once on finishing. Good, but I was expecting something a bit more.... scotch, I guess.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2006
Deep reddish colour with a small dense tan head. Malty and fruity aroma with a spicy note. Roasted malty flavor with a light chocolate sweetness and notes of prune. Sweet finish with a light alcohol note. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 13, 2006
330ml bottle.BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Pours slightly cloudy deep auburn. Thick, dense foamy white head literally never goes away or even notably diminish for the entire 40 minutes it takes to drink this beer. Aroma is mostly bready malt with a surprising tartness. Flavor is bready malt, sugary sweet, and unfortunately metallic. Thick creamy palate with sweet aftertaste. Take the metal out of the flavor and this is an interesting beer.
Redish-brown murky body with tan thick head that slowly disipated but left remnants; smelled sweet (maple or fruit?). My bottle was a bit flat, so that might affect my review. Nevertheless... Sweet tasting, very fruity or vegitably (pumpkin-like?)... not at all sure what to think of this one. Probably won’t be getting this one again though, especially at 2$ per 12 oz... jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Hazy ruby body topped by a dense creamy manila colored head. Beautiful glass lacing. What a really fine looking beer. The aroma is sweet and sugary, clearly there is a lot of malt in here. Caramel, fruit, and candy. Quite sweet with an iteresting mix of typical Scotch Ale flavors mixed with some evident Belgian qualties, notably the yeastiness. Medium-full body with a tingly after-effect. Enjoyable and in fact a bit surprising. pivnizub (10612) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle: Slightly hazy, reddish amber coloured, stable creamy, beige head., lively carbonation; sweet toasted malt in the nose, caramel and some molasses, shy vinous fruitiness, too; sweet caramelly flavour, velvet MF; fruity-sweetish finish with a shy bitterness in the aftertaste; well rounded, warming&pleasant