Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Pasteurised versions in bottle, can and keg.

Russet-brown best bitter with a malty fruit aroma and a good balance of dryness.

Canmoore's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (344) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JAN 18, 2013
500 mL can from the LCBO (Bank & Walkley, Ottawa). Poured a clear dark brown with a huge frothy and lingering head, and massive lacing. The aroma was huge malt, with fruits and spice. The taste took me off guard, quite flavorful with lots of spice, dried fruits, and lots of smoked mash giving it a strong but pleasant scotch aftertaste. Very drinkable!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3333) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
500ml bottle on 25th Sep 2015 during a random tasting evening with myself. Clean amber body, off-white head that didn’t 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 1980’s 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July 2008: Dark brown 500ml bottle, caught just before it went out of date (in three weeks).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 isn’t 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (341) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, deep copper colour with thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt.Taste is similar. Absolutely ok
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2014 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle, pours reddy brown with a thick, creamy head. Taste is sweet malt with a little bitterness. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Brown with a small head.Slightly malty with a medium body. Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary.
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle. Bronze and fruity with a gentle hoppiness.Very, very easy to drink with a lovely lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottled. Clear amber, small head. Buttery caramel aroma. Sweet with light body and rounded mouthfeel. Sugar, soap and caramel. Low bitterness. Dull.
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Nut brown. Softly malty, rather sweet, and lightly roasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
aleksander9 (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Amber with creamy tan head. Caramel, some red berries and floral. Sweet, some sourness and floral finish. Overall : nice appearance and creamy palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Handpump, the Tyndrum Inn, nice looking beer, dark amber with a tight white head. Good malty palate, nice flavoursome brew!
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2005 Total Score: 2
What has happened to this beer? It used to be big smooth and deliciously malty. That has all but gone, to be replaced with a bland, grainy,sweet imposter. Unfortunately I cant see S&N returning to original style, I live in (vain) hope.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimusPrimed (107) - SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
Pours a deep red brown, little to no head. Good aroma and notes of caramel. Good malt level. Carbonation not too much. Full bodied not watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
On cask at the Jolly Botanist. Appearance - light amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and brown malt. Nuts. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - solid but not special.
Earlier Rating: 6/19/2011 Total Score: 2.3
50cl bottle. Pours a chestnut colour with a decent head. The nose has malt and burnt raisins. The taste has more burnt raisins and malt. The palate is medium in structure and texture and it does not clean at the end at all - there’s a horrible lingering burnt malt note. Overall, this strangely tastes better the more you drink - something to do with numbing the taste buds.

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