jaghana (3295) - Strasbourg (France), - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Edinburgh airport, a dark amber beer with small creamy head. Nose is on roasted grain and coffee. Aroma is expresso like long roasted and chocolate note. Some relative sourness which grows on aftertaste.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spring, 2012. JDW, Whitstable - Peter Cushing. Greasy dark beer - rather like a dark lager. Sweet caramel with tree bark bitterness.
RichTheVillan (1648) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Retro reviews from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; brown pour only a mild about of coffee and quite watery in mouth feel.
WeissGary (254) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Guest tap. Pale-ish black body, thin foamy yellow head, soft tasting, small hints of coffee... not particularly strong. This is a sessionable beer, itís ok to drink but there isnít much going on.
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is pretty good, but could do with just a hint more coffee. Everything about this beer is very subtle, perhaps a tad too subtle. Itís easy to drink though and I enjoy having it occasionally.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild tasting porter with a good nose, but only the slightest of coffee tastes.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bennetís Bar, Morningside, Edinburgh 160512
Chestnut brown, clear, frothy off white head, good lacing.
Aroma - dark caramel malts, soft coffee, bit of chocolate, no caley íDeucharsí malts
Taste - Dark caramel malts, soft light coffee, slight touch of Camp essence, touch of the caley malts but not that noticeable, some soft fruity malts, touch of bitter earthy hops
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish as main flavour, slight touch of bitter metal
Overall - One of the better beers from Caledonian
mr_h (2118) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Bennetts of Morningside, Edinburgh (15 May 12) - hazy dark brown ale, thick tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma, good temperature, malty, coffee, chocolate, oily feel
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Very dark red/brown, with a short lived bubbly head. Pungent malt vinegar aroma. Tastes as expected, but more coffee than chocolate. Somewhat sour and a bit of a chore to drink.
Nocturne (556) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW. Murky reddish brown hue. Coffee jumps out straight away on the nose along with chocolate. Thereís plenty in the taste too, with brown sugar and a hint of dark fruit. Decent creamy texture, but mouthfeel could be better. Holds up well though for its ABV. The coffee is exectuted very well which made this a beer a good experience.