CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Asda. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma contains roasty malt, little bit of smoke, dried fruits and spice. Thin bodied as you would expect from a 3% beer. Soft malty finish. Not as good as the cask version, but a classy beer for the gravity.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Well, this one was a little more descent, it was dark, as I like them, but an Ale after all. I finally was told properly how about the numbers.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure why they call this a pale ale when it is really a mild.Slightly malty but very thin with not much taste.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark beer with a gentle head, the aroma is sour and btter, and the flavour is fizzy and watery with a slight hint of coffee. Overall a good Scottish beer.
leaparsons (7507) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a bubbly head. Aromas are sweet, sour and earthy. Flavours are fruity malts with sulphur. Some fruit sourness, too. A bit thin, but then it is 2.9%. OK for a festival starter.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Quite sweet aroma. Watery texture. Nothing special about it. Slightly malty.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Soft and smoky Scotch pint with hints of buckwheat porridge in its greatly balanced palate. One of the better low alcohols.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A dark sweet bitter with the familiar írusty nailsí bite of scottish beers. The aroma has a warming baked apples and brown sugar feel and the spicey hop character has cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins. The beer is decidely complex and lip-smackingly moreish. Definitely suitable as a Christmas beer and much more warming and satisfying that the low ABV would suggest.
All of the above, but very thin - more like Irn Bru than a real beer. On offerings like this one wonders how the brewery has survived so long to remain Scotlandís oldest brewer. Rating 3
mhoope01 (5) - Gloucestershire, - JUL 22, 2002 does not count
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Jet Black, staying cloud pillowy head.
Very chocolatey, bitter tart to start (does improve with warming to room temperature), with a good yeasty nose.
Sadly the hops seem pretty useless, and the whole very mild effort seems a bit soap and oily.
Bits of blackcurrent fruit are barely perceivable
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bellhaven makes a line of the worlds best beers. Flavorful yet mild, great balance of grains and hops.