maekchu (2205) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Caramel nose, with pale malts, spicy hopping, all quite fruity. Bright reddish/copper color. Toasty malt initial, mild fruitiness (apples and raisins), light citrus. Thin body. Very nice, mild flavors.
MrMuddley (19) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby in the glass with a cream head. Bright floral aroma. On tasting the floral hops gives way to sweet, smokey caramel followed by a very dry finish. Nice.
Mjp12 (373) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent bottled bitter, fruity hop aroma, with a nice hop flavour, quite highly carbonated.
BigRor (12) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite Black Isle brews. Tawny/ruby in the glass, nice frothy head, heavy malt bringing an instant sweetness. Slight burned toast aftertaste, but quite pleasant. Very easy to drink. Good all-year round too: nice on Xmas day as well as in the garden during summer. One of my favourites at the moment....
jjsint (839) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from Ocado, drunk at home. Russet with little to medium off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Peppery and slightly resinous hop aroma. Fruity bitter with a touch of sweetness in the taste. The finish and aftertaste are more bitter, with redcurrant notes and a bit of cooking chocolate. Pretty darn tasty.
berkshirejohn (4601) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Tesco, Cannonmills, Edinburgh. reddish copper pour with a fading cream head; musky fruit aroma; some tart fruit to start, then a caramel sweetness; and a malty finish with a light herbal bitterness.
Maxbier (330) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours redish. Hint of malt aroma, sweet caramel malt flavors, very light carbonation. Just a hint of hop.
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful garnet with a firm ivory head. Aroma is heady caramel, creme brulee, and earthy hops. Taste is toffee, dates, and spice. Medium body, syrupy mouthfeel. Decent.
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, fruity, creamy, berries, toffee, sweet.
sharkydodson (252) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel and hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and spices... the taste is caramel and fruity, with shades of pine and grasses... dry and very spicy aftertaste... nice bitter...