Stuartyboy (744) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at jdw playfair nutty brown colour flavour is ripe fruits roasted malts and a hint of carmel decent bitter
FatPhil (9821) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Sat)
Slightly appley aroma. Deep red, small loose head. Some mushrooms in the taste, and black tea. A bit stale. Not bad, but not good. Should have a fresher one if I can.
JohnRMurdoch (3515) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The State Bar. Dark chestnut brown colour, reasonable head. Mild Carmel malt aroma. Dry oatmeal malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average bitter.
imdownthepub (10875) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Brown with slight head. Caramel, thick syrupy toffee, mouthcoating and really quite off putting. Didn’t get any further than that flavour really.
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin
Dark chestnut brown...thin off white head...good lacing
Aroma of dark caramel malts...bit of roasted malt...no hops
Taste - caramel malts...some toasted malts...hint of chocolate...bit of bitter hops in the background...bitter burnt toast comes through in the middle
Palate - soft carb..thin to medium body. Finish - bitter lingering roasted finish.....rather over burnt and a bit harsh
Overall - a bit above average....the finish lets this down
AshtonMcCobb (3291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at JDW in Edinburgh airport. Pours dark, amber and hazy with a proportionate head. The nose has biscuits and dark chocolate. The taste is like a bitter with burnt biscuits on the end. The palate has a medium body, a medium thick texture and a slightly burnt finish. Overall, it started average and went slightly downhill thereafter.
mr_h (3249) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - pours brown ale with a moderately creamy head, roasted nutty malt aroma, lighly hopped, smooth and quite pleasant
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd February 2011
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Loads of beers shared with ChrisO and Harrisoni - Cheers! Clear dark brown beer. Residual tan coloured head. Dried fruit and mild toffee malt in good balance. A decent autumnal ale. Dry finish.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #8 at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival on 3 February 2011. Listed as Bards Ale but probably the same beer as Scottish Bard? Dark copper colour. A bit old ale like. Some lactic notes. Decent.
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Chelmsford Winter BF 2011. Deep brown. Thin off white head. Its malty very malty touch of sting on end. But its a bit too malty
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2008 Total Score: 2.7
Cask conditioned handpull at The Edgar Wallace, Temple. Deep chestnut with lasting beige head. Bit appley, some decent malts. Not a huge hop presence. Drinkable malts though, touch of coffee.