zimbo (807) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper brown with a rich head which goes the distance. Truly smooth and slightly fat and rather ricj on the tongue. Fair amount of treacly malt with elements of pear. Vinous, morish with some richness. ends that way too. Of all the older cask Scottish beers this one has changed the least over the years.
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2012
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Osprey Glasgow. With a dearth of anything any more inviting, I ordered my first pint of Caley 80/- for more than 5 years. If anything it was more unremarkable than the preceeding scoop. Just what Caledonian (Heineken) think they are contributing to the resurgent ale market is beyond this reviewer They constantly churn out "new" brews which. quite frankly taste like each other so much it. is impossible to tell them apart.
could someone please just tell the. Head Brewer that beer should contain hops ? Any micro-brewer would give their right arm to get their remaining one on the brewing facilities at Caley.
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany brown colour. Has a full malty flavour, good body and a rich mouthfeel.
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in London
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma and taste: Bitter, bready, chocolate with a sour, dry finish
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 2, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Palatable but disappointing. Bland stuff. No real flavours. Nice colour and light texture.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overly caramelised these days, and a shadow of the beer it was 20 odd years ago. Pours brown and clear, aroma is unbalanced caramel and malt. Dry slightly astringent aftertaste.
mr_h (4019) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear brown ale, thin tan head, malty aroma, high carbonation, thin to medium body, caramel, good temperature
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark and malty, very smooth but a touch watery in the palate. Drinkable but not that satisfying.
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet nose, bittersweet taste, although no real flavours to speak of.
prawlie (1318) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Creamy head on a dark amber beer. Tastes bitter with some sweetness, hints of citrus and a bit of biscuit. Aroma is light, floral and gently hopped. A fairly pleasant beer, but a bit watery. Balanced bitter aftertaste.