Stefano (1901) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby amber colour with a beige head. Malty aroma with roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malts with sweet caramel. The roastiness is pretty deep down below. Well balanced bitter indeed.
wheresthepath (1809) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’d had this when I was in Scotland several years ago and found it far too bitter for my taste; when I heard me friend Justin was headed up there I warned him against it. So what did he do? He bought me back a bottle and forced me to drink it when I was around his place (cheers Jus!). Still, at least I can now rate it. Pours a deep red/brown with a beige soap-sud head. Smell and initial taste is of rich sweet malt. Develops into sweet, sticky treacle and sour plums - at this point I was quite enjoying it. However, it’s the aftertaste that gets you - a cloying sticky mouthfeel with a far-too-bitter earthiness, that lingers unpleasantly for ages. Better than I remember, but not one I’d come back to again.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber color with a off white head. The taste is a sweet dry sourness with a ugly and rather boring palate.
CH-303 (1673) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Little bit of off-white head.
Aroma: Malt and dark fruit. Maybe some coffee.
Taste: Nice malt and a bit burnt/smokey. Coffee?
Info: 500ml bottle, 1/8-2007, 180/500
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle this is good looking Scotch ale with a nice head,heavy on the malt as usual,but little else.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
some friends brought this over from scotland for me. poured deep brown with a tan-mushroom head. malty wet nose with roasted nut essence. mouth continues the same malted toffee flavors not particulary sweet but non impressive on the palate. needs more substance and less water.
scotty (1094) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good lookin’ beer, good tight white head, leaves a nice lace down the glass. Soft sweet malty nose with a hint of hops..nice! Quite thin on the palate, initially good malt but that fades very quickly and leaves little in the way of a finish.
mutz (713) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uit een flesje.Amberkleurig. Zoete geur,wat mout, muffig. Smaakt muffig, weinig spannend.
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Ruby amber in colour. Minor beige head. there is a malty and rich aroma with ints of caramel. The flavour is burnt malty with a sweet caramel like taste. There is a sweet and dry aftertaste. Thanks to tbone_ for this one.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Sconser Lodge- Pours Mahagony pours mahagony brown with large frothy head. nose is toast, orange peel, toffee, butter, taste is very light berries, yogurt, and toasty crisp dry finish. nothing exciting.