gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear chestnut coloured with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is malty as well, dark roasted caramel, weak herbal hops in the finish. Ordinary, but good.
visionthing (2755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Meny GrÝnland. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some toasty notes, dried fruits, caramel and hints of hops. Medium sweet and malty with a mild bitterness in the finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Quite ok.
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear amber brown, thin bubbly white head, weak malty aroma, fruity, nutty malt flavour, slight metallic taste, bitter finish
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. This is a clear light cola brown one with a good looking big light brown head thatís leaving some serious lacing on the sides of the glass. On the aroma it has a good cola sweetness. Could of course be the imagination, but I clearly smell old still cola here. Also, it has a light herbal tone, almost grassy. Not extreme, a bit sticky sweet and definitely not bad. Itís really thin and watery on the mouthfeel unfortunately. Wasnít expecting a full-bodied experience, but this was really thin stuff. Flavors however is quite nice. Lots of internal, thin sweet, really earthy flavors with traces of both cocoa, bitter almonds, chocolate, light roasted malts, really thin coffee and biscuits. Mmhhh, lots of flavor packed in a really thin beer. Iím enjoying it more and more, and itís really lightdrinkable. Not bad. 24.04.2013
Imaena (1837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Had this on the shore of Loch Ness. Not much cheesier than that. Its an ok bitter with a great label.
ClubGonzo (4056) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear deep bronze-hued brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is the oh-so-conventional caramel and burnt sugar tones, with hints of vanilla and grains. Taste is sweet grainy caramel tones with some nuts, biscuits and vanilla. Slightly bitter finish with burnt sugar tones. Light body, soft to medium carbonation. Decent enough, but dull as expected.
FatPhil (9371) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki)
Super malty aroma, and perhaps a bit yeasty. Dark roast in the taste. Palate is a littel watery, but not thin. Some yeastiness in the taste too. General feeling is that itís a bit watery, but otherwise OK.
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle: best before 28 May 2013. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 30 Dec 2012.
The beer looked good: deep reddy brown body with a full biege head on top.
Malts all the way in this brew: semi-sweet and fairly mild roastiness wise is both the smell and taste. Some hints of peat smokiness try and sneak into the flavours along with dark chocolate and a hand full of mixed nuts (unsalted). Pleasant enough and although a ítourist-beerí it was OK.
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle a long long time agao ... dark red ... dark chocolate malt nose ... deep rpoast ... soft honeyish tones
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer really was the first that made me stand up and look at Caringorm Brewery, it really is one my favourite Scottish ales even though it isnít as always easily sourced as some of their other brews. It pours a generous fluffy head with a pale ruby red/brown body. Nice smooth malt and oat aroma. Creamy taste, pretty smooth with bitter malty highlights... overall oat flavour prominent, a hearty sip gives a nice oak aftertaste! This is a great beer, quite moreish and so bloody drinkable!