sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask hand pumped. Pours a clear caramel with a half finger, khaki head that coats the glass. Aroma has nice, slightly roasty notes with caramel, bread, slight dark fruits, and fruity, traditional hops. Taste is pleasantly bitter with caramel, slight roast, and a nice bitter fruityness. Medium body with a low-medium cask carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a nice traditional bitter with caramel and a very mild roast.
jamestulloch (2700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Cairngorm Hotel. Clear ruby body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of toast and charred wood. Flavour of chocolate, toffee, ash, grass and caramel. Medium body with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Well balanced and ashy. I prefer Wildcat.
jeevan (215) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Cairngorm Hotel Aviemore. Pours deep brown with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malts. Nutty, quite rich with some fruitiness, possibly dark grapes. Chocolate and caramel finish. Medium bitterness. Okay.
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Coppery brown colour with a small foamy head. Aroma is nutty, mild caramel malts, some toasted notes along with mild ripe fruits. Flavour is fruity, floral, caramelly, resiny and mildly toasted and nutty notes. Mild chocolaty tones to it in the aftertaste.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6418-20140630] Cask. Mild toasted grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Very tasty and drinkable. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(@ Grog and Gruel, Fort William, Scotland)
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cairngorm hotel. Pours brown, nose and taste are sweet and malty.
BeerViking (3605) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump at the Express Tavern, deep red-brown with a thin head, toffee on the nose, palate is malty, toffeeish and dry-sweet with toasted caramel notes. Bitter-sweet finish with earthy hops.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-06-30. Crisp dark amber brown body modest beige head and lace fades a bit. Aroma is fairly malty, sweet caramel malts. Flavour is malty, lightly toasty roast quality to it. lingering bitterness and mineral notes leave the mouth dry. Average to thin bodied palate feels thin for the beer, light carbonation. Cask at Grog and Gruel, Fort William
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Sir Walter Scott (JDW), Edinburgh Airport on 20 May. Poured a bright ruby, with a dense white head. Aroma of grains, grass and a little aniseed. Woody flavour, with some chestnut and hay. Finish was peat, dry grain and raisin.
welshwizard645 (20) - WALES - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Distinctive aroma, but can’t place it maybe liquorice. Coppery in colour inviting. Dry and malty, palate lends itself to a lazy afternoon rather than a session. Pleasant, but already pondering a different beer.