jd543 (323) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange with a medium off-white head. Nice earthy hop aroma, some caramel malt, spices, grapefruit. Light sweet witha bitter and sour finish. Oily texture, light carbonation. Good beer.
mr_h (2096) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, thin tan head, sweet malty aroma, fruity and caramel malt flavour, nice, easy to drink
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cloisters. Dark mahogany/copper, small white head. Slight honey, caramel, red fruit nose. Similar flavours, mild bitter linger. Nice flavours, bit thin.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at The Dagda Bar. Pours a dark ruby colour with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Flavours of toffee, chocolate and treacle with a roasty malt finish. A little dry with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. An oily mouth-feel also.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Taproom, Glasgow in December 1998. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thick creamy white head. Dark berry notes in the short fruity aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a good range of sweet flavours with dark plum, dark chocolate, ripe figs and soft toffee. Very little in the way of hop resins in the malty, fruity aftertaste. Finish is sweet with dry spicy shiraz notes along with vanilla oak. A good example of a Scottish winter ale.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Deep ruby colour. Lightly malty aroma with some fruity accents. Stronger fruit on the palate - berries dominant. Lots of malt and no discernible hop presence leaves it feeling a bit unbalanced as far as Iím concerned. Mouthfeel is mellow and sweetish but not too sticky, so retains an amiable drinkability.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford, UK on 14th January 2011. Ruby with a white slippery head. Fruity, berries aroma. Spicy touches and smokiness together with a rich fruit palate. Zingy mouthfeel. Sweetish finish with some bitterness and smokiness, although front-mouth sweetness lingers in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask in guilford ... dark brown ... bubbly off white head ... sweet rich treacle tofff nose ... light soft woody malts ... light chocolate ... refreshing tasty but really quite low on flavour ... saying that i like it
JohnRMurdoch (2701) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Grass & mixed fruit aroma. Very dark brown colour. Flavour mixed fruit with a hint of liquorice & toffee. Quite smooth.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark amber with a small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma combining berry, a little citrus and some ashiness. Sweet malty taste, slightly medicinal, with a plummy sourness. Slight bitterness. Unusual and quite appealing.