mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at jdw Aberdeen. Chestnut brown / copper coloured pour with a stodgy speckled cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts with touch of caramel woody twigs and some dried fruits. Flavour follows with some raisin, nutty malts, twigs and berry notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and moderately low carbonation. Drinks pretty well.
sic1314 (3812) - 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.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very interesting, somewhat sweet but also veyr matly. NOt really bitter but has it’s hoppy features.
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned. Chestnut brown, good head and condition. Big fruity hops, pine cones and caramel in the nose, well balanced toffee malt and peppery hop in the mouth and a long lingering hop finish that becomes earthy with a chalky dryness at the end. Tried it in bottle and found it an entirely different beer, with roast barley being more apparent and much more bitterness in the finish. Rating is for cask.
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, smooth, easy to drink. Fresh malty and not too sweet in the mainpart. Hints of roast, smooth fresh. The aftertaste is fresh, malty-hoppy, floral hints, hints of roast. Great!
RichTheVillan (3517) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Olde Mitre; clear dark amber pour with a frothy beige head, roast malt aroma, taste has roast malts, a hint of coffee and dark fruits.
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - 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.
mr_h (3088) - 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
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.
AshtonMcCobb (2933) - 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.