JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Clear copper-amber colour with a thin white, fine laced head. Light malty aroma with a fruity malty flavour.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Tap and Spile York. A rich brown coloured beer with a fruity, malty taste, and some fruit on the nose. The beer has early promise but diminishes into regularity.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 May, 2003: The Auctioneer, Blackpool. Getting toward the end of the Blackpool Rocks weekend. Rusty honey with Cornish vanilla ice-cream followed by raspberries dipped in buttery caramel. A little hop fragrance rubbed around the edges of the mouth. [3.0]
July 2004: Adam & Eve, Petty France, London. Similar musty, oaky caramel tones to the Old Peculier we had earlier. Metallic finish. Twiggy. Licorice. Sarsaparilla. Slightly prefer the Peculier - but it’s very slight. Every time I have this Cally 80/- I am more impressed. [3.4]
Feb, 2008 The Barony, Edinburgh. Malty amber dark beer with a metal sharp note leading into a muted bitterness. Drinkable, but not entirely clean. [2.6]
Burns Night, 2012 JDW, Rochester. Yeasty, sulphur aroma. Sweetish malty flavour - yeasty finish. Few hops - mostly late and lingering. An enjoyable gulp with haggis, neeps & tatties. [3.3]
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had at The Tass, Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Brown Coloring. Malt. Little Sweet. Metallic. Not wonderful
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Old Bell, Watton, UK. Not too strong for a "heavy". Nice dark color, but not too rich. Fairly well balanced maltiness, with minimal hop character.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 This seemed to me to be a pretty authentic version of s Scottish 80/- ale. Darkish brown colour. Creamy head. Soft malty nose and palate with low hop profile. Some toffee/caramel notes. Not really my favourite style, but I know a good rendition when I get one & mark accordingly. No doubt better from cask than from from nitrokeg, pasteurised bottle or (worse still) can, that most of the raters here have had to endure. Handpump, Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.
imdownthepub (9212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask conditioned at The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Gassy fizzy copper beer with disapating head. Thin malty flavour and an astringent bitterness.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah, just when you think that Scottish Ale is going to take over the world you get a loser like this. Musty, woody aroma; balanced flavors but lacking distinction in every other way. (on tap, Turf Tavern, Oxford)
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask version from the Cumberland Bar in Edinburgh) Dark copper color, creamy beige head. Nice and fresh grapefruity hops aroma. A bit watery but the grapefruit flavor comes through with a bit of caramel and resin finish.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned found in fairly commercial pub in London. Not bad. Rather lacking in character, but not completely. Still nothing really impressive enough to make comments more than I was looking forward to the neet pint - of something else.