scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2005
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
After the disappointing encounter with the bottled version, I wasn’t looking forward to trying this, I wish I hadn’t...pretty much the same as the bottle, overly harsh bitter flavours spoil everything AGAIN! Guest beer @ Standing Order Edinburgh
MalcolmTucker (573) - 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.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. Enjoyable, much hoppier than the usual Scottish 80/- style beers. Not dark so much as amber. Fruit and spice flavours along with the hop.
zimbo (414) - 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.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned & on hand pump at the Derby CAMRA beer festival on 10/02/05.
Dark brown colour.
Dry, bitter, pretty standard/solid dark bitter.
Stuartyboy (341) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask Edward G Wylye jdw Glasgow a deep Amber reddy beer with flavour of plums and berries some sweet carmel and slightly nutty taste pleasant easy drinking beer
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@Charlies. Dark ruby with small fine offwhite head. Fruity notes in the aroma. Smooth. Fresh in the initially taste and then the aftertaste kicks in. Rosted, bitter and wood
witthatsbier (133) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nose has grain with some caramel and smoke,dark brown with cream head,malty with smokey tones bitter finish,overall a fair beer .pump clip proclaimed it had won best dark brown beer in the world at WBA awards,stupid category and totally unbelievable that this comes anywhere near being a champion beer,just a reasonable but average beer
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best beer we found after 8 days in Scotland.Even good as bottled, but (of course) best from the tap.Not as heavy as the description, but quite a mouthful.
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this along with the blonde in a hotel in Brodick on Arran.The brewery had just been opened and my friend and I went on a bit of a session on the two ales. The dark as the name suggests is a deep ruby colour with a typically scottish dark malty taste. Unusually it is resonably well hopped giving a lovely fragrence and after taste. Well worth a try.