Stuu666 (3167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours copper brown, nose is dull toffee, caramel, taste is dry toffee, sweet, thin.
allmyvinyl (3988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear brown, no head. Malty sweet aromas, not as raisiny as I was expecting, light sulphur note too. Taste is sweet, finishes clean enough. OK.
ChrisSc (223) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask ale into pint glass
Overall: An okay beer, though not my style to be fair. Probably wouldn’t drink again.
App: amber in color. This layer of white head to top glass
aroma: light hops aroma. Not much there.
taste: bitteer, slightly sweet.
Texture: creamy and thin.
jjsint (890) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok version of a Scottish heavy. Heavy indeed in malt aroma and taste. A satisfyingly warming finish rounds it up.
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. This is a great 80/- that is absolutely classic. A must try if you can lay your hands on it.
kwik-lime (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lightly hopped, somewhat thin palate and a hint of prunes and raisins that gives it a bit of a tartness. Not a great bitter.
mr_h (3010) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival (25 Apr 12) - clear brown ale, non-existent white head, fruity, bit of fruit, malt, quite sweet, bit bland
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Pours a light brown colour. Aroma of musty yeast and chocolate. Similar flavours with an oily mouth-feel. Not my thing.
Enjoyit (3474) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Wharf. An aroma of plastic, malt, dirty shirts and weak rotten. A flavor of malt, bread, sweets and weak prunes.
tombyars (1400) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this at the Ardenlee Hotel, Seamill in June 1983. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper in colour with a thick creamy head. Pleasant aroma of sweet toffee and biscuit notes along with a yeasty boiled egg note. Creamy seductive mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a robust malt flavour full of depth with maltloaf, caramel, burnt shortbread and raisin fruit. Slight presence of dusty hop flowers in the aftertaste but malt prevails in the sweet finish with toffee coming through. A cracking example of a traditional Scottish 80/ and well recommended as a session beer.