mR_fr0g (5383) - 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.
berkshirejohn (5160) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Copper with an off-white head; malty aroma; caramel malt and nutty flavours; dry finish. Rather boring in the tradition of a Scottish "heavy".
sic1314 (4776) - 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.
RichTheVillan (4475) - 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.
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - 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.
AshtonMcCobb (3926) - 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.
JohnRMurdoch (3783) - 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.
Nekronos (3742) - 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 (3665) - 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.
mr_h (3638) - 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