Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Inverness Airport. It pours deep brown with a thick beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, old leather armchair, furnature polish and dried fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather, caramel, decent bitterness and peppery notes. Well rounded and rather drinkable. Nice bitter.
k0mpsa (1082) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark mahogany color, white head. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity. Sweet malty body, roasty, little hoppy.
laiti (5567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 15.04.2014
Aroma is unusual for a bitter. It has malty feeling, resiny tones and some apricot – feels actually like a Belgian blonde. Perhaps also hints of cardboard in the background. Flavour has some apricot, some berries, distant resiny tones and some cardboard. Finishes with distant grassy tones. Not very English and not very bitter.
MrJamesMcEwan (35) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Gently roasted barley malt gives a deep ruby colour and delicate toasted flavour. This Scottish style 80/- ale has a light fruitiness with a crisp aftertaste".
Mild toasted aroma, dark brown colour, wet wood & toast taste, very fizzy palate.
jamestulloch (1277) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, gift from Mum. Clear amber body with a thin beige head. Average carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of nuts, wood and faint cap gun smoke. Weak flavour of stewed tea, fennel, gingerbread and a bitter, tangy finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A decent Bitter.
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Clear copper colours, coarse head. Apply nose. Mid sweet with clean mouthfeel. Caramel grass and apples, notes of glue. Mid bitter finish. Sterile.
allmyvinyl (2922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown, no head to speak of. Aromas is all raisins and toffee, light smoke. Taste has more sweetness , but not a bad bitter note. Body is light, texture a bit thin. finishes sweet. Not bad.
ClubGonzo (3946) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken Ølutsalg, Bryne. Pours a slightly hazy nougat brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, grainy malts, straw and hints of peat and caramel. Taste is mild caramel and peat tones, toffee and hints of straw and brown sugar in the back. Light body, soft carbonation. Pretty ordinary Scottish ale.
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. L2267. BBE Mar/17. (K-Citymarket) Vantaa, Finland.
Clear red colour with a small frothy white head.
Woody and nutty malty aroma with some hops. Red Ale style.
Mild bitter hops and dry woody and nutty malt in the flavour.
ianwelby (434) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddy-amber beer with a thick foamy head. Fruity malt aroma and the taste is a sharp fruit hit with a toasty, malt backtaste. The finish is surprisingly light and hoppy.