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


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Cask; Regular.
NOTE: This is NOT the same beer as the version of Flying Scotsman previously available as a Spring seasonal.
Launched in July 2011, Flying Scotsman is a new addition to our permanent range of beers. A full-flavoured ruby beer, profoundly malty in aroma and flavours but balanced with a raisiny spiciness and toasty dryness. Distinctive fresh, slightly citrus tang with a rich finish.

Quack-Duck's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, - AUG 18, 2012
Cask at Anchor Sidmouth. Deep golden, hoppy aroma. Light-bodied, malty with shy hop flavours in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14855) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Cask handpull at Crosse Keys Gracechurch Street. Clear mid brown colour lasting beige head. Light bodied bitter. Standard brown bitter which isn’t very bitter. Some toffee some hedgerow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (399) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of fruity malt, red berries, some caramel and earthy hops. Taste of fruity malt, red berries, some roasted malt, caramel and biscuit. Light bodied and a soft carbonation. A soft, biscuity, raisin finish. Watery and boring but drinkable and malty. Very average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompton33119 (4) - south Darenth, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
My kind of beer. Brown beer totally drinkable all day long.. Just got to fill up 80 characters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2804) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Amber beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is malts, yeast and vegetal. Watery. Not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (740) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Copper colour with notes of malt. Palate is remarkably thin and structurally it comes across as something akin to cask lambic without the fruit or deliberate intention. Pretty dull. Flying? It has trouble even standing ip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Pours a dark copper with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with corn. Biscuity caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Sent a pint back because it was off, turned out it was the last of the barrel. Had it from a fresh barrel the next day and barely worth bothering. Solid and refreshing but fairly boring beer, somewhat watery with a bit of pale malt and earthy hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (5616) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask, half pint, at The Chambers, Gloucester. Brown colour, small off-white head. The aroma has moderate notes of English malt vinegar. The flavour has loads of acidity, with dominant malt vinegar. Clearly "off".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Don2711 (216) - - APR 9, 2015
Dissapointing. Nice appearance and malty aroma. Unfortunately taste below average. Nothing significant on the palate. Really very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Cask at the Railway Putney. Hazy orange, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is syrupy malt, bread, crumpet. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is wholemeal bread, some cranberry, nice level of bitterness. Better than expected. In good nick here.

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