commonmac (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a deep mahogany brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that reduced in the first few minutes down to a thin cap and medium collar, which in turn created some excellent sheets of sticky spotty lace.
The aroma was nice and robust with a roasted biscuit malt and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, a mild coffee, light chocolate, dried fruit (figs and dates) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was a very smooth malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a mild coffee presence at first, with the finish being sweetly acidic and having a good dose of dried fruit and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow, leaving behind a mild alcohol fruity taste.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and had a creamy dry texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a nice bold fruity sweet Scottish Ale with more of an alcohol presence than the ABV suggests...
Pint glass from the source. Deeper amber/mahogany color with light tan head. Aroma is malty and has some mild dark fruit qualities. Taste is malt forward with caramel and toffee notes. Mild dark fruit characteristic coming through. Very low bitterness. Strong example of the style. You may take our lives but you will never take our...opportunity to have this again. lbianchi66 (396) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2017
Robe brune avec une jolie mousse beige malheureusement peu persistante. Arômes malté, fumé, tourbé. Goût caramel et malté.
Carbonatation fine et abondante. Texture légèrement sirupeuse.
Bonne bière. andrewje41 (3874) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz bottle poured, with a massive thanks to Chris for the bottle. Any time I get to try a top rated beer from a style, I’m in. Dark copper brown pour with a thick, cream foam head. Toasty, slightly sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is a good roasted malt, paired with a slightly sweet rich caramel. Slight plastic. Some vanilla. Thick body. Pleasant cream. A delicious beer for the style. Pretty sure it deserves the top spot in the style. Excellent. basaywhat (279) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium brown, little bit of off-white head. Aroma rich, caramel malts, maybe some smoked elements. Body medium, creamy, finish sweet and rounded. luttonm (6270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. Huge thanks to Chris. Thin off-white foam, deep ochre, amber and mahogany. Deep rosy malt flavor, rather interesting. Nose is copper-metallic, deep freshly milled barley nose. Reminds of kvas in a sense, dark rye bread. Malty sweet resin edge. Pretty tasty for the style. Nice.
SinH4 (4759) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle, thanks luttonm! Brown color with ruby highlight and tan ring. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel, a bit earthy. Taste is caramel, pure malt, earthy again. Medium carbonation. Rather light-bodied. Quite nice. ehaak26 (518) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours hazy red brown. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. unclefrito62 (276) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12 ounce bottle from 3 Floyds day at 101 Bottles in Kent Ohio USA. Smell the malt somewhat. Dark cola in color. Little bit of beige head Smooth, hides alcohol very well. Overall an above average.scotch ale and not overwhelming. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Tap at CYO. Pours a deep brown with a finger of foam that lingers. Lots of malt on the nose with caramel toffee and chocolate standing out. Full-bodied with a chewiness to it. More caramel chews on the palate. A good fall/winter beer for sure. Percy0103 (766) - MEXICO - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark reddish beer with a small head. Aroma is of wood and dried fruits. Taste is medium bitter with losw sweetness. Medium bodied with faint carbonation and a nice malty finish. Aftertaste of malt and dried fruits, as well as some firewood.