AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Au Bar.
Appearance - orangey brown with a generous head.
Nose - toffee some dried fruit and a hint of fresh herbs.
Taste - more toffee some grassiness and chocolate biscuits through to the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish.
Overall - a good bitter.
MalcolmTucker (673) - 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 (9623) - 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 (1287) - 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 (2444) - 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 (1592) - 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 (783) - 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
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stravale (1896) - 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 (2014) - 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