haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pull at Babington Arms (JDW) Derby. Wonderful balance, has a depth and clarity of flavour that resonates, a body that belies its abv, superb stuff.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum. Good tasty fruity copper ale. Good mouthfeel. hop in finish provides balance. Very pleasant.
TheNugget (2) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable birthday present from my wife with just a hint of malt coming through. Hope the rest live up to this!
sw (63) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-Beautiful caramel malt with great balance of citrus hops, roastiness and toffee caramalised orange.
Appearance-Nice bright amber/dark golden with very thin white head
Flavour-Crisp, dry plenty of malt and very clean. Marmelaide jam.
Mouthfeel-Slight astringent from roastiness, and a bit cloying from sweetness caramel. Low-Med carbonation.
Overall-A very well balanced beer. Not too sure about "dark strong ale" at only 4.8%?
essexcalf (170) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 28/03/13. Clear gold, with a bit of suspended material. Pours a pillowy, white head, that lasts well as good covering. Med carb. Aroma - Pleasant, sweet florally citrus. Slightly unusual, with a distinctive, almost honey-like sweet floral aroma, with some grassy/hay, and plenty of citrus zest (lemon, grapefruit & sweet orange). Slightly candyish & pale malt. Nice & interesting - like a hop bouquet! Taste - Mid sweet, caramel malt and bit of candy sugar, with nice, tasty aromatic hops and light bitter balance. Lovely, sweet, juicy citrus hop flavours; an unusual sweet lemony flavour. Bit of green, sticky hop resin taste & floral. Light bitter, fresh citrus finish - nice. Med-full body, with a bit of heavy, sugary palate. A nice, sweetish, strong ale with some good hop flavours to back it up and a solid malt base. Tasty.
niquillis (666) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml from Cross Stobs Bottle Stop, Barrhead. This really is an excellent bottled ale. Caramel with a bitter finish. Slightly more carbonation than I like, extremely enjoyable.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Bow Bar Edinburgh, Scotland. Wonderful reddish color and a huge hoppy flavor. Best beer I had on my scottish vacation. Served just a bit cooler than room temp, which brought out all of the hops and citrusy flavors. I wish I could get this in the states.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear, amber-gold pour with a foamy, white head. Bready malt and caramel aroma. Moderately sweet with toasted bread, brown sugar, caramel and berries. Light-medium in body with fine carbonation. Some earth, herb and light citric hops linger in the finish, with more mild, bready hops. Quite good.
Maria (9570) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany red with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of caramel and aroma hops - and in a very nicely balanced way, that makes my mouth water.... The flavour is some nice, that itís impossible to leave the glass alone, and I have to force myself to concentrate on the single notes in the perfect, smooth, light and aromatic balanced beer. I find caramel, fruit, light sweetness and a perfect bitterness that grows in the finish. Itís a really nice ale, and I wildly impressed when a beer can this much flavour and so few ABV. I really like the beers from Fyne ales....
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 Bottle from Boothís, Ilkley. Veiled bronze, creamy white top, soft mineral-drenched condition. Very Scottish aroma; shortbread, caramel-draped slate, shellfish, Jamaican ginger cake, soft insinuating dried fruit and flowers. All that pretty accurately captures the flavour, too- which oozes softly with dissolved stone and nectar. Utterly sinkable. Good as they are thereís so much more to Scottish beer than BrewDog...but WTF do I get to taste a Scotch (EDIT: Scottish) one?!