hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
August 14, 2015. Bottle, as Caledonian Edinburgh Castle.Tasting at omhper, thanks for sharing!
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty with caramel, some dark bread, slight buttery and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet malty, light bitter with with some floral notes and a touch of citrus, a very light sour note as well.
Medium bodied, average, small bubble carbonation.
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasted. Body is mild, chocolate, sweet. A roasted malt finish.
Godfather50 (175) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head but after that could have been a mass produced 80 shilling on keg. Nothing stood out but then Iím not really a fan of the malt heavy style.
BeerViking (3912) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled as Edinburgh Castle, deep brown with a big off-white head, faintly sweet malt and metal nose, gassy, sweet and lightly earthy hop-bitter on the palate, a distant metallic twang and a touch of toffee.
theprof (415) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Under the name Edinburgh Castle. Aroma of roasted malts and stone fruits. Chestnut brown with white foam head. Tastes earthy, malty and rich with a pleasantly refreshing aeration and cereal finish. Iím glad to get some more Caledonian beers down in Nottingham since only a few places keep Deuchars IPA and the bitter and stout are equally session worthy.
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red brown colour. Aroma and flavour are malty with light nutty and caramel notes. Good session bitter.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The City Hotel, Durham, £3/pint.
Good-looking red-amber beer with a smooth, off-white head. The nose has sweet cereal, buttered popcorn and a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is smooth but the taste is a little too bitter with loads of grassy hop flavours. Reasonable bitter.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
How: Bottle, as Caledonian Edinburgh Castle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2015-08-14.
Appearance: Light brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, hops.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, some butter, a bit of caramel and grass. Rather boring.
SarkyNorthener (3894) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from homebargains, wednesbury. Mahoghany beer with medium head. Aroma is malty, some toffee and some light smoke. Taste is malty, light yeast and caramel. Decent.
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle on 25th Sep 2015 during a random tasting evening with myself. Clean amber body, off-white head that didnít start deep and soon turned into a wisp and collar. Malty brew and semi-sweet in nature. Not got an 80 Shilling depth of flavour or body texture compared to what I remember when living up in Morayshire in the 1980ís but enjoyable all the same.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2012 Total Score: 4
July 2008: Dark brown 500ml bottle, caught just before it went out of date (in three weeks).
Poured into my new La Chouffe glass two and a half times. Deep, clear mahogany colour with a good foaming slightly off-white head. Looked good to me.
A real chocolate aroma to it and some toasted caramel with a coffee hint too.
Rich roasted malt flavour, the chocolate, caramel and coffee in the aroma are not so prominent, but they are present in the taste.
This isnít a creamy thick beer, but nor is it a wishy washy thin one. It is just about right.
Impressed, this is good and an ideal winter drinking beer, even at the low 4.1%, it punches well above its alcohol weight.