allmyvinyl (7014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Metallic aromas, roasted malt. Taste has a roasted and chocolaty bitterness, and a light toffee sweetness. Quite light bodied, a little thin. Finishes abruptly. Not bad.
ianwelby (778) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red beer with a fruity, malty aroma. Flavour is malt and a bitter caramel flavour with a light, fruity edge. Finish is almost smokey with the caramel. Could do with a bit more body but it’s pleasant enough.
doradobotella (168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apariencia: Color marrón ambarino con una capa de espuma fina pero duradera.
Aroma: Maltoso con toques a chocolate.
Sabor: Suave y agradable, recuerda a chocolate con leche y frutos secos, el final es ligeramente amargo.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chesnut brown. Aroma: roasted malts, milk chocolate, butterscotch, toast. Taste: more roasted malts, butterscotch, raisins. Nice beer - shame about the disappointingly thin body and slightly odd sharp/sour finish.
Graham77 (303) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 Pours a reddish brown colour. Only a little aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Slightly thin on the palate but a lovely flavour of dark chocolate with a nutty quality. Much better than the last bottle I had. More like the ones I enjoyed in Arran some years ago.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice bitter. Medium bodied and interesting flavour that is multi-dimensional. Lots of hops - citrus and floral notes. Quite smooth.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle, pours a dark amber colour. Malt and red berries on the nose. Sweet caramel malts dominate the flavour leading to a pleasant bitter tickle. Solid performer and a safe pair of hands.
oh6gdx (23147) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is butterscotch, mild leathery notes along with some slight floral notes. Flavour is caramel malts, butterscotch, some mild leathery notes as well as mild floral and grassy notes as well.
flying_pig (1200) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark roasted malts and an earthy hop aroma with some burnt toast in there as well. There is a strong and rich bitterness to the aroma and overall the beer is well balanced on the nose without really exciting.
Mild chestnut brown colour with a thin looking, foamy head that is light brown in colour and fades from a centimetre tall to a soapy lacing after about thirty seconds.
Earthy malts make up most of the taste here along with a little bit of spice, some bitterness and a touch of caramel and vanilla. It seems a bit more complex that the aroma but again without truly standing out.
Medium and smooth with mild to moderate carbonation and a crisp finish that has a touch of bitterness as well as some sweetness to it.
Not a bad pint that as I mentioned probably won’t stand out from the crowd but still goes down pretty well and taste good. I enjoyed it but I’d probably not pick it up again.
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mr_h (3871) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear dark brown ale, roast malt with a hint of chocolate, very smooth and easy to drink, well worth a re-visit