kalervo (930) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter without real bitterness. Malty, a bit sweet aroma, almost no carbonisation at all.
markas101 (2223) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, the Francis newton. Medium amber with slight skunky aroma with sweet malt. Sweet with a subdued caramel finish.
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) dark amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of strawberries and cream, light herbal hops and grain. flavour is mostly grain, with a slightly tangy fruity finish. medium-bodied with soft to no carbonation.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Multiple samplings reveal a beer that is always - always - full of butter. Caley 80 is a modest bitter, already malty in character. Caledonian can’t keep the butter out of their beers, however, and it is very noticeable in this product, which in most instances fails to even live up to the most modest standards of drinkability. A full pint of Caley 80 is invariably a challenge even I cannot best.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at The Malt Shovel in Edinburgh - Pours mostly clear amber with a small, white, lingering head. There’s a mild aroma of caramel malt. The flavor is also of caramel malt with fairly minimal hops presence. It’s light to medium bodied and while okay, they haven’t exactly put the "bitter" in this bitter.
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a hand pulled cask at the Kings Wark in Edinburgh, Scotland. This had a rich amber color with a medium off-white head and thick glue like lacing rings. Nose of caramel malt, with some rope fruit. Heavy malt body and smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Flavor is malty with some citrus in the finish and some bitterness. Solid and easy drinking bitter.
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Globe, Leicester. Copper with a thin head. Aromas are weetabix and cookie dough with earthy hops and some nuttiness. Some autumn fruit.
Flavours are earthy hops with some tart citrus. Grain and chocolate malts with a dry finish.
pumpmaster (1344) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint draught on 5/11 at pub on High Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Very good.
JohnRMurdoch (4165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild toffee malt aroma and flavour. Medium brown colour with rapidly disappearing head. Very watery. Bland beer.
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stronger, much darker, and maltier than their IPA, with less drastic and interesting hoppiny but more malt character and flavor. Still has a decent hop finish, though very little bitterness.