mr_h (3644) - Ayr, - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glassford Street, Glasgow - clear dark brown, rapidly disappearing off-white head, aroma is mild malty, hint of fruit, no lacing, high carbonation, caramel, fruity, bit thin, apply aftertaste
allmyvinyl (6342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear dark brown, thin off white head. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate. Light nuttiness. Taste confirms. Sweet finish. Not bad.
Holmen2 (1791) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Pale brown head. Aroma of dark caramel, dark malt and dark berries. Similar taste, balanced with subdued bitterness. Thin mouthfeel. Short, but good, aftertaste and high drinkability.
Holmen1 (3543) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske delt med importør Ovesen: mørkebrun med beige, kort skum. Aroma og smak av mørke bær, mørk malt og beskjeden humlebruk i ekte scotch ale-stil. Dette er ingen bitter. Lett munnfylde og behagelig lett å helle over drøvelen. colonsay is the smallest island in the world with its own brewery. Ten per cent of the island’s working population (Chris and Bob) are employed here!
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Nuts, malt and hints of chocolate in the aroma. Raisins, chocolate and notes of chestnuts can be detected in the taste.
jamesie1857 (1664) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre - Deep mahogany body, thin white head which soon goes. Nose is rich sweet caramel, with a sweet maltiness that carries through to the taste. Bit thin on the mouthfeel, with a rather short ending.
imdownthepub (11392) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from House of Trembling Madness Bottle Shop, York. Dark brown with off white head. Quite a sweet, malty beer, fairly typical of the low hopped Sottish Ales, there is an earthy note, a touch of acid peat perhaps with a fruity bramble touch. Overall a reasonable and solid beer.
gunnar (6418) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is shy malty, caramel and bready. Taste is watery, light malts, no hops presence, pity.
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from garden centre. Dark brown clear colour thin beige head. Malty aroma. Bit of sourness. Not great to be honest. Least good of the beers I had from this brewery.
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Aldi Gorgie 110113
Dark copper, clear, fizzy white head
Aroma - Hint of caramel malts, nothing else
Taste of caramel malts, light bitter hops, touch of soft fruits, soft dark sugar
Palate - Medium to high carb, thin body, too much carbonation.
Overall - Over carbonated with a dull flavour. The IPA was better.