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 isn’t 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!
AshtonMcCobb (3415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Glen Moray distillery shop. Pours a very dark amber with a nice head. The nose has fruit cake and hints of ginger. The taste has fruit loaf which turns into ginger bread in the finish. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean and quite bitter finish. Overall, a well made ale.
culchiem (2796) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear Amber with a medium head. Aroma is a fruity malt, towards wine. Dry malty flavour with some fruity and light hop. Finish is dry sweet
reebtogi (4522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and eventually reveals a spotty lace on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and pleasant flowery hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted cereal grains and a prominant hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full flavored with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Nice English bitter and recommended for any bitter lovers out there.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl, exclusive Scottish brewery, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty and slightly bitter/roasted, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simple brew
mile (3238) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and toffee, faint roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and toffee, faint roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, and some roasted malt. Caramel sweetish bitter.
Blairgus (2936) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 May 2011, bottle. amber, clear w/ steady bubble and a foamy tan head. nose is a slightly yeasty, nutty malt. med body and slightly fizzy. Actually a decent amber ale. has a bit of a woody element that is a bit drying w/ some bitterness that doesn’t have any real hop flavour.
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Dobbies garden centre, Ashford. Clear chestnut colour with lasting thick beige head. Toffee dry malty aroma. Lots of dry malt on the aroma. Bit dull in the mouth. Some malt. Not much hop presence throughout. OK, if just a little one dimensional.
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought back for me by a friend (who lived a while in Scotland) and rated May 2009. Pours a clean orange-brown colour with a foamy beige head that is short lived. Lacing is pretty good and big bubbles are stuck all around the glass. The nose is on the malty side, with some light roasted malt, some caramel, mild fruit and a little wine. The mouthfeel is like it came out of a cask (as this beer is available in a cask). The taste is pretty smooth with the same found in the aromas, with caramel and notes of roasted malt. The aftertaste is a little nutty too. Quite a refreshing bitter that is not too punchy, but well-balanced.
Borup (6828) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Tasted at work. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, nuts and malt.