JohnRMurdoch (2886) - 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.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditoined @ South Western Arms, Soton. Chocolatey malts and liquorice flavours. Earthy hops complement the light roastiness, creamy feel but not too sweet. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more without the smooth thick body, which some people probably like.
sic1314 (2422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of heavy malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, well balanced and the gem in the Arran portfolio.
mr_h (2322) - 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
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Red, normal head. Woody, slightly burnt flavour. Spicey, peppery flavour. Nice bitterness in the finish. Truely a great brew.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - 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.
joe19612 (1726) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Good amber brown colour with a good white head.
Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with a hint of orange. Malts dominate the initial taste and again the citrus and orange combination work well in the aftertaste. A very nice beer, ideal summer drink for a person that prefers a darker beer.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Berts in Edinburgh, lots of dark fruit in this dark amber beer, with an astringent mouth and port flavors.
tombyars (1304) - 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.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Alloa Beer Festival 07. Mid-chestnut with a thin off-white head. Nose is lively malt / hop balance with some medicine. Mouth is lively fruity, grassy hop and some maltiness to balance. Smooth, some fruity bitterness towards the back of the throat. Can’t help but thinking it’s a bit artificial.