visionthing (5603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2013
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours clear dark brown with a pale beige head. Aroma of raisins, malt and caramel with hints of alcohol, wood and roastiness. Sweet and slightly reminiscent of fortified wine. Quite desserty, but well balanced. Nice beer for the colder months. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber/garnet with a full antique lace head. Good retention and lacing. Earthy brown bread aroma. Smooth and delicious. Sweet roasted malt with an ever so slight bitter hop bite. Buttery roasted nuts also noted in the taste. This is a great traditional Scottish ale, nothing pretentious but very good at it. umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber color with very little head, no lacing. Aroma is rich caramel malt, cocoa, and oak. Taste is smooth and fairly complex. Moderate sweetness is nicely balanced by a light peaty smoke and cocoa. Light bitterness and a small burnt oak flavor. What keeps this from being great is that it’s thin and a little watery. Love the flavors here the mouthfeel is below average. mile (4069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, average fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and roasted malt, light dark fruits, some notes of wood - light vanilla, light hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and roasted malt, light dark fruits, some notes of wood, light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and roasted malt, some notes of wood - light vanilla, light hoppyness and faint alcohol. Really nice strong scotch ale - not too sweet/too much caramel, not too oaky.
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours clear red with a very small beige head. Aroma of malts, raisins and caramel. Some weak notes of wood and alcohol. Flavour is sweet and this is a dessert beer. Low carbonation, medium sweetness, slick mouthfeel. Well balanced.
sfuen03 (363) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2013
Pours brown, thick and hazy. Small head, off-white, creamy. Good lacing. Mild aroma, led by sweet chocolate, cookies, vanilla, smoothly fruity. Smooth palate, medium body, balanced finish. Taste is licorice, vanilla, amazing balance, deep and compex. holdan (260) - USA - JUN 26, 2013
Dark ruby with small head. Aroma thin with dark fruits, malt, chocolate. Taste Malty with dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate. Medium palate, carb aver. Finish bittersweet. danlo (3366) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark brown ruby tinged colour, foam off-white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of doughy malt caramel, chocolate & dark fruits. Taste is sweetish biscuity malt, treacle, dark fruit with chocolate, alcohol and a light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, some residiual sweetness at the finish. Quite drinkable. BillWyce (1116) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
From notes: Poured clear brown with a touch of orange, and a 1-finger bone-colored head. Vanilla, woody aroma with a touch of caramel. Medium body with a brief finish. Woody vanilla flavor, with a note of leather at the back. Caramel and nutty notes appear in the taste as it warms. Desverger (13759) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Ølmesse - dark copper amber colour with a good tan head. Sweet malts, toffee, choc, vanilla, caramel, some wood, dark fruits, slick/smooth mouthfeel. Nice