tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear pale mahogany in colour with a loose open white head. Strong malty aroma with dark berry fruit evident. Thin resiny mouthfeel and no lacing of note. Mixed complex malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with strong rosehip syrup notes and elderberry. Hop flavours build up into a strong resiny aftertaste with pine notes. Dry notes continue into the long finish with woody sherry and vanilla cask notes. An interesting Strong Ale which is full of flavour and complexity, highly recommended..
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at Barnsley Beer Festival: slightly darker golden color than a golden ale. Aroma is of ceral malt and some citrus smelling hops. flavors are lightly fruity with some grapefruit, pine, cereal malt. medium palate. alright beer.