Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27 April 2011, cask. nutty amber colour, clear, no bubbles. nose is an acidic caramel malt. ned body and mostly flat. really med session ale. no hops, coppery, sugary malt. short, sweet finish. just ok.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Hootananny, Inverness, 18/10/13.
Hazed reddish amber with a good sized beige head, good lacing ensues.
Nose is sweetish, biscuit malt, light hop bill, mineral notes, citrus, hint of grapefruit.
Taste comprises caramel, biscuit malt, light spic, good hop presence.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light hop bitterness in the finish.
Nice malty hoppy amber affair.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. A standard bitter, i’ve not really got anything of note to say about his beer.
mr_h (2093) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh (20 Mar 12) - fruity aroma, clear red ale with a creamy head, caramel malt and berry flavour, good temperature, creamy, smooth, prolonged bitter aftertaste
deusax (413) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice red ale. with caramel aroma. Don’t remembre more, it was a while ago
BenH (1697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at nobles. Pours deep red with beige head. Boring and inoffensive. A decent enough bitter, malty, slight hops, bit watery.
TheCametron (1516) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Nobles. Pours browny red. Smells good enough. Tastes malty. Grassy finish. An only slightly above average cask ale.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 On cask at Jocktoberfest at the Black Isle Brewery. Pours a dark red colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with some grassy hop notes. Quite yeasty overall with a long caramel linger. Mouth-feel is a little oily. (5463 13). Unfined cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a cloudy red colour with a decent white head. Aroma of barley sugar, strawberry and caramel. Similar flavours with lingering caramel and strawberries again. Nice and dry with mild carbonation. I much prefer this version. Also had this with nitrogen as Black Isle Better at Nobles for the Black Isle Total Tap Takeover. The nitrogen gave it a thick, creamy beige head and the linger was nice and malty.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 20 July 2011) Reddish amber colour with creamy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of red fruit, orange peel and hints of caramel. Malty, fruity taste with orange peel, caramel, red fruit and a mild spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. Quite nice.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Caley Sample Room. Pours an amber-red with a nice head. The nose is intriguing with notes of barra-brith and then hazelnuts. The taste has more of the nuts and a sweet maltiness with some gentle herby hops on the end. The palate is medium in structure, with a good creamy texture and a refreshing finish.
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Cambridge Bar, Edinburgh. Copper colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is light caramel malts, bit of toffee and candy sugar. Flavour is caram malts, light hopped and toffee. Slightly bitter, fairly bitter finish. Not in the best condition and served too warm.