SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the imperial, Walsall. Very dark brown beer with tight medium head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and some licorice. Taste roasted malts, oats, light chocolate and some dark fruit. Good.
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really smooth looking black beer. Full flavoured beer with a malty taste and elements of coffee and chocolate in the background.
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Frank Hornby, Maghull. Dark red with a thin head. Has a fair nose, but a little soapy in taste, but what roasted malts that are there do give it flavour.
theprof (487) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Boat. Aroma roasted oats with chocolate notes. Pours dark brown with tan lacing. Taste of sweet milk chocolate with mild biscuit malt underpinning and some lingering hoppy piquancy on the palate. My only complaint would be the thinness of the body. Too light as a dark but that may be the risk with old recipes.
Stuu666 (10626) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Alexander Graham Bell. Pours black, nose is creamy, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.
mr_h (4758) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, creamy tan head, some lacing, dry oaty aroma, potent initial mealtimes with subdued dry hopped finish
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear and very dark brown - red beer. Light semi soft palate, semi dry as well. Soft dark malt with an undertone of banana, bubblegum and a little peach. Finishes light and dry and minerally. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not bad if a tad dry.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - coffee and chocolate
A - coke with frothy head
T - sweet with some sour
P - mid and soft
O - o.k.
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and mild coffee in aroma.
Mild roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and dry hoppy balance in flavour. Very smooth. Dry aftertaste.
Scopey (12523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Cask at the Prince of Wales, Aberdeen. It pours very dark brown, with ruby highlights and thin beige head. The nose is roasted malt, liquorice and some sulphur. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, meat, liquorice, a touch of tangy dark fruit and some wood, with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a bad brew from Caledonian.