mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light fruitiness, light caramel and toffee, faint citrus hoppyness. Medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and light fruitiness, some caramel and faint toffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light roasted malt and light toffee, some citrus hoppyness. OK bitter which is not too sweet/not too much caramel – light roasted malt dried the finish.
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber...frrothy whte head..clear..quite good lacing
Aroma...light....caramel malts..and light hops...bit of fruit
Taste...caramel malts...light roast...soft fruityness...bitter hops
Palate...soft carb...light body... some bitter light roast with some sweet malts....Finish...roast is more prominent with a bit over lingering bitterness...much more flavour in the finish
Overall - Reasonable bitter - the flavours came out much more when it went flat and warm in the glass (after being left out for 4 hours (!))
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Toffee and herbs aroma. Light brown, off-white head, good lace. Dry, toffee, herbal, bitter, figs. Flavourful, easy and refreshing.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2003. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark copper red in colour with a thin white head. Short malty aroma with sticky raisins present. Mixed malt complex gives a fiery digestive malt base with raisin fruit. Metallic hops give a sharp citric note to the aftertaste. Finish is malty with tart redcurrant fruit dry on the palate. Really enjoyed this and would be good for a session. Maverick is more of a traditional 80/ export in style when compared to Highlander.
reebtogi (4579) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with about 2 fingers of white head that left plenty of fine lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted malts and some earthy hops. Taste is light roasted malt bitterness balanced nicely with a caramel sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A great body for this style of beer with some vigorous carbonation providing some really good mouthfeel. Overall, this is one fine dark bitter beer with plenty to offer to fans of bitter ales.
Bov (10164) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy ruby-brown beer under a little long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; flowery and fruity hoppy nose; slightly roasted; medium-bodied , astringent and quite tasty; dry and very bitter; long flowery and fruity finish
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Good head and lots of lacing. Body is nicely balanced with a nice long woody hop note. Some wood and a bit of floral note in the aroma.
TheJestersBeer (2195) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber, beige head.
Fruity nose, rye bread, dried fruits, hops.
Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness.
Malty, quite hoppy taste, yeast, rye bread, cocoa powder. (2011-11-18)
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Dark bronzed mahogany brown colour, thin cream head. RIch nose of toasted caramel, some vanilla, spiced strawberry. Palate is dry, slightly burnt, refreshing, peppery finish. Nice bitter.
CalumScotland (153) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan of ruby ales but this is the best one I’ve had good taste very refreshing