sound67 (466) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maker: The Arran Brewery, Arran Islands, Scotland ***
Beer: Clyde Puffer (cask, at The Standing Order, Edinburgh ) ***
Style: Stout ***
ALC.VOL. : 4.5% ***
"A stout with a deep black colour. Sweet and mellow with a low hop taste." (Brewery notes) ***
Colour: Dark brown with red reflexes, small creamy beige head. ***
Nose: Dark chocolate, mild coffee toffees. Slightly sweet. ***
Texture: Medium body, slightly creamy. Still a bit watery as well. ***
Taste: Mildly sweet at first, with caramel and milk chocolate, vanilla. Wee floral notes raise their head then, sweetness ebbs off. Some coffee coming in towards the finale, chocolate is just a memory, i.e that’s the aftertaste. Dark chocolate and vanilla. ***
Impressions: Good medium - strength stout that could be better with a little more body. Characteristic and quaffable, just a little bland.
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown, with a tan coloured head.
* Aroma is medium, malty, with burnt toast, caramel, red fruits.
* Palate is light body, low carbonation, very fine bubbles, smooth.
* Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, caramel, oats, slight chocolate & berries.
* Finish is thin, light, quick, bitter & drys with a hoppy grassy finish.
* Overall very thin, caramel & oats.
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Old Black Bulk, Preston. Pours clear light brown with a thin white head. Aromas of... Well... Faint nuttiness maybe. Taste is very thin. Forgettable finish.
nihtila (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Standing Order. Pours darkruby brown. Nose is dark malts, red fruits. Taste is slightly sweet dark malts, light chocolate.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle brought back from Scotland by my friend AZ - thank you!!! Deep but clear and bright brick red with a large lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Smells like a light Scottish Ale with some light floral/herbal bitterness; toasty toffee sweetness, no alcohol of note. Taste - follows, but some decided metallic sourness ... perhaps a slightly old bottle? Note too off-putting, would be very nice fresh, on cask I think - maybe a hint of peat? Light body, solid cabonation, a little acidic (oh well) and quick-finishing ... maybe a little syrupy, but thin. If I ever see it again I will revisit.
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some roasted malts in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly intense but there’s slightly smokey, dark roasted malt taste in the finish.
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours black, aroma of chocolate and liquorice, taste is similar, coffee, sweet.
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booth’s. Mahogany with a cream head. Some toasty notes along with red fruits and some coffee. Quite smooth but a bit thin. OK.
wvhoran (397) - Tasmania, - OCT 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red colour with a dissipating off-white head. Malty nose with toasted and caramel notes. Flavour has some malt depth, with some roast malt notes. Body is fairly thin, there is some nice hopping but it’s lacking other stout qualities. Still good.
BBHansen (411) - Køge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Appearance: pours red/brown with thin off-white head, with some lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, oat and hint of chocolate and berries. Palate: low carbonation, medium body, notable sweetness, medium duration and a slightly oily texture. Overall: ok, but not what you might expect from a stout.