tombyars (1427) - 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 (4489) - 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 (9964) - 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 (4748) - 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 (2156) - 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 (144) - 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
TBone (13239) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 07/2012)
Deep amber color, good creamy off-white head, some lace. Salty hoppy and nutty nose. Good body for this abv, although finish is a bit watery. Licorice-hoppy flavor, light lingering hoppyness. Very typical British bitter and reminds me about Fullers ESB and other Fullers bitters.
suprchunk (2452) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light toffee colored pour. Small off-white head that doesn’t last at all and leaves no trace of lacing. Slight caramel aroma. Bit of malt. Dry mouth. Sweet. Carbonic. Slight roastiness.
MoritzF (8644) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Caramely malty aroma with spicy and subtle fruity hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Toasted malty taste with present notes of caramel, accompanied by mainly fruity hops; quite dry and bitter-sweet finish with a lasting hoppy tail. 03.IX.11