Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Spinnaker Hotel in Gourock, Scotland. This is one of my all time favourite beers, from one of my all time favourite breweries. I have been lucky enough in the past to drink this one in the Belhaven Brewery itself :D
A very malty old friend of mine. NB it’s 80/- NOT Scottish Ale ;)
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper with lacing thin head, very malty nose and palate. My notes have this cask conditioned version at 4.2%, one of the best Scottish ales.
Nisse666 (3154) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 10 C, 2009-03
AP: Amber, nice high head
F: Kiwi, apple, walnut, cream toffe
gowdy (509) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at in-laws house. Amber to dark brown colour. Quite an okay 80/-, but not the best. A touch gassy.
armando629 (2204) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle and 3,9% ABV. Nice appearance with reddish color and a lacing small head. Excellent fruity aroma- orange, some wild strawberry. The flavour is complex, oily, fruity with roasted malt and good hop, balanced carbonation. I will buy more and more ales, i like the top fermented beers! Caledonia pub too...
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hungary 2010, bottle. Light clear red with a thick cream head that fades quickly. Aroma is spicey hop and light malt, apple again. Flavor is similar.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 This used to be a regular pint, haven’t had it in a while. Until now - I’d forgotten how good it can be. Copper colour, minimal head. Smokey, peaty malt nose. Earthy flavour medium mouthfeel, peaty, malty finish. Rerate - cask in the Oxford Bar, Edinburgh. Great pint. So much better on Cask. That Belhaven house character works properly in this style.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Clear, yellowy amber with excellent foamy blanket leaving nice lace. Aroma a bit musty with subtle english hops. Surprising peat flavour that wasn’t apparent in the aroma in good balance with malt and low bittering. Very clean finish. Medium body and low carbonation. This beer was very good, just a bit weak. Technically superb.
Gethinbeer (1816) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel malt aroma. Amber colour with a good frothy white head and lace. Medium carbonation. Thin texture with a pleasant sweetness. Nice beer.
Tranquillity (1366) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Aroma of flowers, honey, even blueberries. The foam is not too thick, the colour is that of dark cola. Strong hops all the way through the taste, blueberries and citrus eniment. Thew finish has some smoke in it.