BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Brown bottle: best before 28 Nov 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 31 July 2012.
Dark reddy/brown body with an off-white head of deep bubbles.
Malts in the nose; roasted and toasted, not a lot else my senses could detect.
The taste was also malty but with a bitterness never far away. Very dry aftertaste be it from the hops or the thistle content?
Nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t set my world alight and I’ll not be seeking out another.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl, exclusive Scottish brew, with thistles, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly spicy/roasted, yet balanced, clear, good head, simple brew
Grima (2098) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer in the glass is ruby red with a beautiful head. It smells very bitter and spicy, subtle herb-like. Starts very malty-bitter, with roasted malt, very spicy in the background. The middle part the dominant hoppy-bitter, with flavors of roasted malts and nuts. Goes into a bitter-dry finish with some roasted malts.
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from M&S Bratislava. dark copper color with huge, long lasting, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, plums, apples, ginger. Fruity taste with ginger, bitter hops, hints of chocolate, liquorice. Long bitter finish. I paired it with cake and this combination was quite good.
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super smooth texture is great in the palate, but it hardly has any aroma or taste.
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (18 May 12) - clear brown ale, creamy tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma, good temperature, sweet toffee / caramel, watery, very nice
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a thin head. Aroma is spicy ginger. Flavouris bitter with a ginger beer base. Palate is dry with light herbal spice
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, clear, browny amber. Some ginger on the nose in amongst the sweet maltyness. Flavour is LARGE malt. Fruity sweetness with a definite hoppiness. Well rounded. I like it.
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... copper ... big foaming .... it really did foaf ... sweet dark fruity ... roast malt nose nose... dark deep soft fruity roast malts ... caramel fruits ... a really nice scottish ale,, or 80 shilling.. well im not getting much ginger... nor am a sure about thistle... thought there is a little pricle to it... but its really quite nice
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Ok had this in both cask and bottle, with both pretty similar. Deep ruby colour, with a malty nose, malty with a little spice , a little teacle and quite fruit with a little bitter in linger. nice and complex just like ’the man’ says
rosenbergh (6789) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clear copper colour with average size fluffy light tan head.
Some strange sweetness, fruits and herbs in interesting aroma.
Flavour is mildly bitter, some fruity hops, sweetish malt and hints of metal. Might be also thistle, but I’ve never tasted a thistle so I’m not sure.
Enjoyable tasty Bitter.