Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Sir Walter Scott, the Weatherspoon’s Pub in Edinburgh airport after security--which is a much more pleasant place to sit than the other Weatherspoon’s before security. Dark brown and slightly muddled. Aroma has some glue. But mostly it is simple brown bread malt. Soft palate. The flavors are nice bready malts. Alright.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. The aroma is nutty and a little bit toasty. Sweetish, lightly toasty with a molasses accent. Not a great brown ale, but it’s decent.
JohnRMurdoch (2715) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Cask @ The Lovat Hotel Autumn Beer Fest, Perth. Grassy resin aroma. Very dark brown colour. Sweet roasted malt flavour. Very smooth.
Rune (6950) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was happy to find this one on cask at Aikemans in St Andrews the day before Halloween. Served at a comfortable drinking temperature, and found to be a real ale in excellent condition. Clear russet coloured body, with little head to speak of. Quite tempting smell of anise and dark malts. The flavour is a mixture of berries, sweet caramel malts and dark fruits. Medium bodied . A well made, drinkable ale for the season [30.10.2008].
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 Deep red coloured ale, with a malty aroma, a deep malt flavour with hints of blackcurrent and chocolate ...4.0
cask at haymarket ... dark brown creamy tan head ... sweet puff candy malt nose ... rich sweet toffee malts again puff candi ...some blackcurrant ... not as nice as i remember 3.7
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Was good, very dark, and good foam, cold and awesome after some drinks. I am improoving the beer finding for me here, in GLasgow. I want another glass.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the best beer iv ever had in the spoon except from old tom, on cask. Just to add a wee bit of spice to the discussion about this beer, i dont think its a stout, its more a dark ale, like arran dark or something. Anyway the beerr itself. Aroma is malty, chocolaty, fruity with a great amount of sweetness to blend it all together. Taste is even better with the everything blending brillianly, and the finish is of bitter dark chocolate on roasted orange skins. What a beer, i could drink this forever and a day and never get borred here, get me more!
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a confusing beer. The brewery website calls it a “dark red ruby ale”, whereas the festival programme called it a bitter, which it manifestly is not. Silk Tork and I tasted this together and we both thought it was a stout, and much more clearly a stout than others we sampled that called themselves stouts but were more like a mild. As Silk Tork and I discussed this beer at the time, there is little I can add to his description (how does he manage to get all his tasting notes up on site by lunchtime, the following day?). What I would say is that this has body and feel of a stout and the authentic dry and bitter notes I would expect on the finish of a stout. Lets just call it a good beer. Cask, Pigs Ear Beer Fest, East London, December 2003.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity fresh @ Pig's Ear Festival, East London. Decent quality. Lovely roasty coffee aroma. Soft, very tasty, inviting and moreish mouthfeel. Slightly on the sweet side of a normal stout, but with a wonderfully bitter finish. Very impressed!