Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour with a creamy off white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Medium body and soft carbonation. A bit grassy flavour with caramel malt and light fruity notes.
[Cask at The Fullartons in Troon, Scotland]
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is copper with white brownish head. Aromas and flavours are grass, sweetness, malts and bread. Strange alcohol in taste.
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I really wasn’t keen on this one. A nice-looking pint with a decent head, but I found the first taste too sickly-sweet and then it’s an almost burnt aftertaste which was far too bitter. Rather than offering balance it just meant there were two flavours I wasn’t very keen on.
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subtle wood aromas, nice and smooth, with less than obvious chocolate and caramel flavourings.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay, Essex. A dark copper in the glass with a thin creamy off-white head. A lively aroma of dark fruits, particularly dates and prunes with a sweet maltiness. On the palate the ESB robustness and fuller body shows. There is caramel smoothness, bitter burnt sugar, raisin and prune flavours balancing each other delightfully in the taste. A dry, fruity, caramel/malty aftertaste makes for a very more- ish premium bitter.
tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best pint of Wildcat to be had in Glasgow was found in Tennents Bar - but sadly this is no longer the case! This is a review from here in September 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany red in colour with a thick creamy buff head. Strong aroma of buttery highland toffee long in intensity - similar to the "Caley" 80/ aroma but much more powerful. Rich robust creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Mixed malts give a rich juicy maltloaf base of raisins, dates, molasses and soft highland toffee notes. There is a vague hint of hop resins in the short aftertaste but this is soon lost as malt returns in the long sweet finish. A popular beer from the Cairngorm portfolio and a regular in some of the Scottish JDW outlets.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. It pours clear deep amber, with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, spice, milk chocolate and brown bread. The taste is varnish, wood, dark berry, light spice, leather, smoke and milk chocolate, with a dry, woody finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and good balance. Nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a nice amber colour with a lacy beige head. Big caramel aroma and flavour with some barley notes. Some light grassy hops and yeast flavours also. Alcohol is fairly present with a lasting alcohol hum. Little dry finish and quite bitter. OK.
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Market Porter. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is grass, herbs, some bready malts as well as some mild leathery notes. Flavour s fruity and floral hops along with some grass and maltyness. Rather bitter in the finish.
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 8/06/2011. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and bready malt notes, with a touch of fruit and bitter finish. Ok.