Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014 Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at xmas tasting. Dark brown, roast chocolate nose, bit of cheese, dry and bitter taste, roast chocolate.
Bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is soft, roasted malt, jammy, vinous, treacle and coffee. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, coffee, mild spice, earth, dark fruits, cola, light smoke, some acidity and spice with a dry finish. Medium+ body and average carbonation. Interesting and quaffable. Plenty going on. Nice. Stuartyboy (1669) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle courtesy ofJohnRMurdoch a clear dark beer with earthy aroma flavour is woody smokey with treacle molasses taste quite bitter on the finish mr_h (5535) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - opaque dark brown, non-existent head, earthy malty aroma, no lacing, earthy chocolate flavour, very bitter, oily texture JohnRMurdoch (4869) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Dark brown, not much head. Treacle malt aroma. Coffee grassy malty flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not my sort of beer. AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Beerhive.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head.
Nose - burnt sugar on the edge of liquorice. There’s something that resembles wood and/or smoke. Intriguing.
Taste - dark chocolate and nougat. So Toblerone. Burnt sugar on top of this. This calms down to Highland toffee in the finish.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture. Despite this richness there is relative freshness in the finish.which is extremely long.
Overall - delicious Scotch Ale. Almost as good as the regular version which is stunning. Great recipe Bob.
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark, dark brown, near black. Thin tan head than soon goes. Aromas of burnt sugar, caramel, a woody note, and something zingy from (I’m guessing) the yeast. Dark stone fruit too, really interesting nose. Taste brings all this together, with a nice sweet toffee finish, and cleansing bitterness. Their best so far for me. jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Black with almost no head - a small amount of beige foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma of earthy hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate. Sweet with a light bitter finish. Oily texture, light-medium carbonation, could be a bit thicker. Pretty good.