VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 08052012. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel and malts.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is good, the body brown-red. The taste is a bit barley, malty, a bit fruity-raisin, fruity-hoppy, little bit bitter but more hoppy -> interesting. 11/11/11/12/-/11
mr_h (3461) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow - clear mahogany ale, creamy tan head, roasted malt aroma, sweet, toffee / caramel, a bit cold but very smooth
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear dark amber beer. Lightly sour - semi raw malt. A little insipid hop. Struggling with this one.
dogbomb (1012) - ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Rich rusty brown with a health cream head. Musty malt nose. Mild carbonation. Roasty fruits. Plum, raisins. Decent mid finish with some chocolate twang.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Archibald Simpson, JDW, Aberdeen. Pours clear russet with a doamy, light beige head. Lightly toasted malt aroma with hints of caramel. Hello there, nice flavor! Has a nice, roasted toffee character, with some creamy caramel, hints of coffee and cocoa, mild leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Sweet, bready finish, lightly bitter, some creamy caramel, hints of ripe fruits, light vanilla, light bitterness. A very decent bitter, this.
jvhemert (349) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at Caley Sample Rooms
APPEARANCE: golden, clear, minimal head
TASTE: medium sourness, lightly bitter
PALATE: light body, thin feel
OVERALL: very thing beer, sour with hints of caramel. Not one to repeat.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this way back at the Paisley Beer Festival in March 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Slight hint of caramel in the short aroma. Thin but milky mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a sweet maltloaf flavour with syrupy raisins, black grapes and buttery toffee. Slight hop prickle evident in the short aftertaste. Finish is robust and malty with sweet vinous fruit and oak cask coming through. A decent session bitter.
stravale (2424) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Wetherspoons, Inverness.
Appearance - Dark brown, clear, thin white head, reasonable lacing.
Aroma - Dark malts, molasses.
Taste - Very malty - dark caramel malts, sweet dark malts, some roasted malt, fruity berries, slight bitter hops (not much hops), hint of cocoa.
Palate - Finish is quite dry with some roast malt and lingering light bitterness.
Overall - A pleasent beer that emphasises the malts.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Pours a deep red colour with a fair yellowish beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, treacle and yeast. Similar flavours. Little foamy mouth-feel with light carbonation and CO2 prickle. Very quick finish.