stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Sunningdale Hotel, Elgin
Caramel brown...clear....dense white head with good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark caramel, soft dark fruits
Taste of dark caramel malts, bit of soft roasted malts, dark fruits, some hedgerow fruits, touch of christmas cake spices
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, the soft fruity malts and hint of spice comes through more.
Overall - I don’t see this very often, but it’s one of my favourite Cairngorm beers - should be available all year round
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Rich dark brown colour with a good head. Fruity malt aroma. Dry blackcurrant malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good bitter.
mr_h (3165) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (18 May 12) - clear red/brown ale, creamy tan head, mild roasted malt, good temperature, woody, chocolate flavour, smooth, moderate carbonation
Exjedi (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer danced all over my mouth, hoppy in places but not over the top, lot of citrus fruits more orange than anything else, nice creamy head, and boy does it satisfy your thirst.
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Clear copperish brown with a decent head. Malty aroma with plenty of dark fruit. On the palate, nice balance of bitterness and sweetness, good hit of bramble fruit with some citrus and spice. Interesting stuff, really very sessionable indeed  400th rating
RichardW (1576) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. Good example of a Scots heavy. Sweet, malty, dark, good sharp tang at the back of the throat, verging on the spicy side.
beerbloguk (1) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beautiful beer. Its a shame I have work tomorrow I could have drunk this all night.
berkshirejohn (4709) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Hazy reddish amber with a thick cream head that heavily laces the glass; citrus aroma; zingy in the mouth with orange fruit flavours and chewy roasted malts; fruity gently bitter finish. Very pleasant. One of the best of the JDW festival ales.
harrisoni (14225) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Monk’s Retreat, JDW, Reading. Copper, slight haze, lasting beige head. Cascades really show through on aroma and then the fruity Willametter enhance and develop the malt, the finish is pure stinging blackcurrant Willamette. One ofthe better ones of the 50 festival beers.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes, in ’Spoons Real Ale Festival. Dark copper with a small white head. Sweet spicy hair oil hop aroma, but with something else. Mandarin perhaps? Ginger? An interesting aroma. Orange marmalade malt in the taste and a corky, grainy background. Mid bitter finish. I like this.