tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in March 1997. Cask, hand pump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thick foam white head. Fresh cut grass in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a digestive biscuit base laced with tart goosebery fruit. Hop resins present in the grassy, bitter aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet with citric fruit and weak caramel notes. An ok session bitter.
paolo69 (7) - - OCT 27, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic ale,coppery color ,with a malty body.Notes of dried fruit, toffee and nuts.Not very hoppy, but really great.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boring British beer - well made, tasty but frankly quite dull. Crystal malt and British hops
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SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Fruity and malty aroma with caramel and dried fruit. Fruity, malty and slightly hoppy taste with notes of dried fruit, toffee and nuts.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old Rating. Bottle. Brown, tan head. Basic malty aroma. Decent malt body, biscuity, dried fruits.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
coppery brown color with almost no head. very low carbonation as well.
it smells like metal/tin, british spiciness, a little toasty and mild caramel.
surprisingly alcoholic flavor... along with dried herbs and the aroma’s notes. dry spicy finish tries to help the flat mouth feel to no avail. 4/3/4/2/10
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a decent head, some of which stays. The nose has toffee and pecan nuts. The taste has chocolate, toffee and malt. The palate has a medium to big body and structure, but my problem is that it doesn’t clean on the end - there’s a malt note that hangs about rather than a fresh hop finish.Overall, a great smelling and tasting beer which could do with a bit more balance.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown colour with a good white head.A rather malty beer with notes of nut and caramel. Bitter finish. Very tasty. Also, owls are cool.
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber, small long-lasting head, good lacing. Clean malt with light spices, big finish with the taste of what I suppose is cloves. Good session beer.
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Woodlands Garden Centre, Leicestershire. Pours a ruby brown. Very little/neutral aroma. Dry, woody, earthy flavours. Not as strong or deep as I was hoping from the description. Malts and toffees but disappointingly thin.