JohnS1704 (11) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last had this Tennents Byres Road over a year ago. Always had a rather unpleasant sour aftertaste much as Old Peculiar has now. This one in Henglers Circus much smoother. Malt still dominates with now a pleasing spice aftertaste. Good stuff especially for under £2.00 (CAMRA voucher). Dangerously quaffable.
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of straw, apricots and vanilla, with a hint of coconut and pale malts. flavour is mostly caramel and pale malts, with notes of green apple, some popcorn and yeast. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Alexander Graham Bell.
Appearance - dark honey heading into red. Nice head.
Nose - not a lot. Some gentle malt. Then toffee finally breaks through.
Taste - quite luscious toffee. Then slight malt astringency.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish considering the style.
Overall - good but not as good as expected.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep brown with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet, dark fruit and heavy malt, treacle sweetness. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, slightly cloying
allmyvinyl (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The White Lady. Golden amber pour with a thick white head & lacing. Fruit hop and caramel aromas. Similar taste. Solid beer, nicely done.
jamesie1857 (1334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Glasgow - A golden-amber ale with a thin white head. Aromas of raisons, dried fruit, caramel, some sweetness. Tastes quite fruity overall with some stewed fruits and well masked alcohol. Also flavours of toffee and Christmas cake. Nice chewy mouthfeel.
AllyG (3) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too sweet and malty for me. Boring to in all respects. Altogether an unremarkable beer with a silly name and patronising label.
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (14 Apr 12) - clear dark brown ale, thin tan head, good temperature, fruity hop aroma, sweet, fruity, pleasant, delightful
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, treacle and alcohol. Similar flavours and quite dry to finish. Very nice with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering alcohol and toffee notes.
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Medium dark brown colour, good head. Sour vegetable malt aroma. Strong bitter sweet barley malt flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not great.