ianwelby (567) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark caramel beer with a mild malt aroma. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and mild hop too. Finish was slightly watery but it’s a drinkable enough beer.
MrJamesMcEwan (56) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
"A classic example of a Scottish 80/-, bittersweet blend of flavours from crystal, black and pale ale malts, and fresh aromatic hops".
Rich & strong malty aroma, dark brown colour, very strong coffee, toast & licorice taste.
themightyjag (206) - - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, thanks to Rev.
Frothy off white head, good lacing. Clear dark amber body. Nose is grass, apple, straw. Flavour is crisp, malty, a little citrus, grassy slightly bitter finish. Clean mouthfeel, light carbonation. Good 80.
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mr_h (3165) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear brown with a reddish tint, good bubbly beige head, sweet malty fruity aroma, very poor lacing, flavours as aroma, bittersweet hop finish
Stuartyboy (740) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H reddy Brown ale with soft fruit and malts flavours of carmel and toffee nice beer
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from mr_h. Rich dark red brown, big foamy head. Sour grassy toffee malt aroma. Oaty toffee malt flavour with bitter aftertaste. Watery and not a great bitter. Just drinkable.
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Tasted this in December 2012. Pours clear pale garnet in colour with a white foam head. Damp raisins in a small box aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with raisins present. Slight hoppy prickle noted in the short aftertaste. Finish is malty and fruity with syrupy dates in the mouth. A decent Scottish export style ale.
BlackHaddock (4251) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle: BBD Apr 2013. Poured into two half-pint glasses on 2013’s New Years Eve @ home.
Dark brown with a red hue: on top a biege foam, looked fine.
Caramel malty nose and taste, some fruitiness in there too. inbetween the sweetness there is a hop presence that just sits nicely preventing the brew to be just a sweet malty tasting sickly beer.
Easy drinking with a good body feel to it: leaning towards rich and creamy but not quite getting there. This was an ideal start to our ’Drinking around Europe’ New Years Eve.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a thick yet medium bodied ale with a redish-black appearance and a wonderfully thick creamy and frothy yellowing head. Biscuit-like aroma, soft and creamy tasting sensation. - This is not a bad ale, it’s quite an easy and soft drink and is worth trying out if you see it.
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle] Pours a clear nut-brown with a large slightly off-white head. Gentle aroma of sweet, malted milk biscuits and caramel toffee. On the flavour, it begins quite sweet but quickly a faint bitterness arrives. Very drinkable – tastes like toasted caramel, nuts, some brown sugar but with a bitter, slightly earthy finish