MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Sun Inn. Fruity malt and citrus hops. A drinkable bitter that is slightly above average for the style.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Castle Inn, Inverness, Scotland. Bronze with off white head. Quite an earthy, peaty flavour to the malts, some fruitiness, some tartness. There is an oily note, hints of resin. Reasonable without getting exciting.
Desverger (844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask@CPBF2012) Dark reddish brown amber pour, off white head. Aroma/taste caramel malt, some fruit, light hops. Ok (D11)
mr_h (2077) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (12 May 12) - clear amber ale, frothy tan head, sweet floral aroma, bit cold, malty with fruity sweetness, high carbonation.
TheCametron (1511) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Nobles. Brown amber with a solid white head. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. I sunk it in record time. Drinkable and forgettable.
niquillis (766) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at sir John Moore, Glasgow. Pours ruby with off white head. Dark fruits, caramel and a stiff head. Excellent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Take 2: Cask @ Kimberly Arms, Findhorn
Dark amber brown....clear frothy white head ...good lacing
Aroma - Caramel malt...light roast malt...some sweet maltiness...light grassy hops
Taste - Dark caramel malts...toasted malts...bitter grassy slight earthy hops in background..bit of fruitiness
Palate - soft carb...sweet dark malts...tangy light bitter. Finish as main flavour...dry...bitter slight roast...clean finish
Overall - Quite a good scottish ale
Original rating: Cask @ The Castle Tavern, Inverness 29122011 5/3/6/2/10 - Not in great condition
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of coffee, yeast, caramel and treacle. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with mild carbonation and lingering coffee and roasty malt characters. Not bad.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at nobles. Looks good, clear red with white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Taste is fruity hop with caramel malt. Very thin and watery, bitter finish. Not bad
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Cask at Edinburgh Airport:
A heavy bitter aroma from this one along with plenty of burnt toast & some dark, sweet malts blended in as well. Some dark fruit along with some spice too.
Ruby black colour with an off-white, thin head that stays the same throughout.
Lots of heavy malts on the taste buds and a fair bit of coffee as well. The spice and burnt toast from the nose are both here, as is the sweet malts & dark fruits with a little bit of coco at the end too.
Smooth bodied & medium in body with a lot of bitter on the palate. It has okay balance & fair drinkability.
A fairly average cask ale in my book that is no different from scores of others I have tried in the past. It taste & smells okay but doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary to really impress me I’m afraid.
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