tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in March 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear tawny in colour with a thin white head. Slight malty note in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Robust pale malt base gives a maltloaf flavour which has fruit notes of redcurrant and sweet red grapes. Tart metallic bitterness is present in the aftertaste. Bitter sweet finish with a dry edge of marmalade to it. A good example of a Scottish 80/ and a fine session ale.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice traditional dark brown beer with a good head; Caramel and yeasty aroma and a taste of malt and caramel. A really traditional pint.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Cask and Barrel (Southside). A dark golden ale with a lovely thick beige head. Aroma of coffee, Weetabix and caramel. Flavours of caramel, yeast and some spicy - peppery hops. A little dry to finish. Not bad.
Blairgus (2818) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
orange w/ reddish hue, clear w/ steady bubbles.
nose smells like a session ale. toast and coppery malt. no hops.
med body and slightly fizzy.
mild dry, nettle hops taste w/ a prominent, overly done sun tea flavour.
not very nice.
AshtonMcCobb (3109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012 I can’t believe my previous rating - must have been in an incredibly negative mood or mis-typed. Anyway, this time, lovely chocolate biscuit note on the nose, which is almost as pronounced on the taste. Palate medium to rich for such a session strength beer and a clean finish. Overall, lovely bitter.
Previous rating 14/03/12 7+3+5+2+7=2.4
50cl Bottle. It pours an amber ale with nice lace and good head retention. The nose is floral and sweet (perhaps honey), eventually giving way to gentle malt. The taste is of more honey and malt and with astringent bitterness on the finish. The palate is typical for a medium-bodied session ale but balanced all the same. Overall, this is a step up from the wishy-washy session ales of yester-year, but I really do prefer their other beers.
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Bottles from The Glen Park Hotel & Appellation Wines. Grass, hop & tea aroma. Amber brown colour with fast disappearing head. Weak complex flavour including caramel, biscuits, grass, tea and liquorice. Slightly unbalanced. Just OK.
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Loughborough Fest 10. Golden brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are weetabix malt with blackberry. Spicy with floral notes. Flavours are toffee and weetabix malts with dry tea. Light grapefruit with heather. Bitter and spicy on the finish. Decent.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask ... copper brown ... thin tan head ... toffee malt ... soft malt ... toffee fruits ... ligth bitter... quite tasty.
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, with citrus. Flavour: citrus hops, fairly bitter with a malty backbone. Well drinkable.
Nisse666 (4560) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Cloisters, Edinburgh, 2009-12-24
AP: lipton tea colored cloudy body, 1/2 cm beige head.
AR: hoppy, honey
F: hoppy, honey, smoth nice flavour - tooked me 7 inutes (too fast) to finish this pint (due to the conditions)!!!