zimbo (328) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good. Deep reddy brown. Dense firm head. full roasty and fairly earthy. Some nuts, some acidity.A bit too firm really and on the astriongent side without much of an appetising quality to it. Potential juice just leaves a hard edge. Needs balance and more engagement.
AshtonMcCobb (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ghillie Dhu. Pours dark amber to black with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has honey nut cornflakes. The taste has more of the same and a nutty note too. The palate is medium with a creamy structure and a reasonably elegant finish. Overall, the best Arran beer I’ve had.
MalcolmTucker (512) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Amber with a beige head, doesn’t look very good. Not much in the way of aroma. Flavour is caramel with a bitter finish. Manages to be both dull and shit.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Strangely pours a golden - amber colour. A yeasty aroma with caramel and apple seed characters. Similar flavours and just a little dry to finish. Mild carbonation. Unexciting.
mr_h (1436) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump for Battle of the Brewers at Last Post, Paisley (28 Jan 12) - clear amber ale, small off-white head, no real distinctive flavour, but hint of caramel, toffee and fruit, clean finish, nice
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2000. Cask, handpump. Clear ruby red in colour with a thin buff head. Slight hint of roast malt in the short aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with moist sultanas and wood smoke. Prickle of hop resins in the short aftertaste. Dry oak cask and nutty flavours come through in the rounded finish. An ok session ale.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Slightly hazy orange - copper colour, foamy off-white head. Nose is bready, caramel, toffee, little fruity. Flavour is malty, caramel, toffee, creamy, some fruits. Bitter finish. Not much going on.
Ungstrup (26194) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. An amber beer with a thick beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Gravity cask @ The Lovat Hotel Autum Beer Fest, Perth. Sour grassy vegetable aroma. Medium brown colour. Bitter grassy vegetal flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not nice, unlike bottled version.
Svesse (5195) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, caramel and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel, apricots, orange, toasty malt and a mild bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Light body. Well balanced and tasty, but hardly exciting.