DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Deep clear ruby with a fine mushroom halo. Decent buttered malt loaf aroma. Fine malty refreshment with insinuating notes of caramel, fig and malt loaf. Bready, a bit buttery and good.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Bottled 500ml. Dark chestnut colour. Malty aroma, with a yeasty undertone, which is odd as this isn't a live product. Roasty malt on the palate. I get the coffee too. Not very bitter - in the Scottish style - by quite clean on the finish. Not sweet. Just a hint of a metallic tang in the aftertaste. Not bad at all for a non bottled-conditioned ale.
mabel (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [3131-20100715] 500mL bottle. Not much aroma, a hint of grains. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bread crumbs flavour has a long roast throughout. Medium-full body. Nicely balanced, good grain profile. (5/4/7/3/14) 3.3
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc)
[6437B-20140703] Bottle sample. Thick smokey peat aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Smoked peat and grainy malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. We were told this is the same beer as the Stag. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
Overheard: "In Scotland it would be a heavy, in England it would be a bitter."
Regarding Nessie: "We wouldn’t destroy the myth... It brings in too much money."
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours ruby brown, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet malty chestnut.
gunnar (6408) - 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.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy amber colour with a big baige head. Sweet fruity malty aroma and taste. dry. Light body and a light dry finish.
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
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma, maybe roasted. Taste is similar, maybe a watered down wildcat with a hint of heather.
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Pasteurised bottle (Tomintoul). Great name, shame about the beer. Grassy aroma from the co2. Brief malt flavour before the metallic notes come in and then proceed to slash my mouth to pieces until it tastes like jagged shards of tin covered in blood. Best before date is this month. Obviously at this extreme end of the shelf life this beer has completely packed in. [2.0]
Bottle (Cairngorm) BBE Jan 05. Big loose head. Caramel notes in aroma and flavour. Dark tones. Doesn't rock my boat.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Loch Ness, Scotland.
Dark Brown with small white head. Aroma: Caramel and raisins. Flavor of malt and dryness of roasted barley