Stuu666 (6477) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Holyrood 9a and red squirrel. Pours dark amber, an excellent balance of dry, peaty smoke and sweet, sticky pine. A shame those bottles never appeared.
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (alba 23) at brewdog bristol
Dark amber. Strong resin and iodine nose. Rich warming whisky, medium body, pine, smoke, boozy. A sipper for sure.
Scopey (9013) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg (as Alba 23) at BrewDog Shoreditch. It pours hazy deep red-brown with pretty much no head. The nose is pine, vinous, plum skin, sweet berry, burnt jam, light tartness, iodine and leather. The taste is dark fruit, plum, red grape, raisin, jam, candy, light earth, leather and alcohol with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Interesting. Drinks pretty smooth. Nice to see Williams Bro’s experimenting a bit more.
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Red Squirrel. Big booze and whisky aroma that I really liked. Flavour is all over the place - initially it’s all whisky before a little pine comes through then it crashes into a super sweet finish.
BenH (3022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at 9a. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma has mostly alcohol, some whisky notes, kind of fruity. Taste is actually quite nice, it’s overpowered by whisky, but A nice whisky, the spruce/pine comes through nicely and has caramel and a dried fruit sherry like flavour. Quite sweet and boozy. Very full on and far from balanced but has some very enjoyable qualities.
JohnRMurdoch (3781) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ Holyrood 9A. Spicy marzipan aroma. Hazy medium brown colour, not much head. Very strong smokey woody whiskey alcohol flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Big & unusual but not really my sort of beer.
vanderkidd (7) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 Good on the nose. Delightful taste. Good length even in a half pint. Blitzed. Tasty. Yas!
cgarvieuk (17276) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at 9A ... coppper ... no head at all ... pine and light smoke whisky nose... very sweet fruits up front very sweet and juicy ... light but long islay whisky tones ... light iodine notes ... this is as bad as in some because of the sweetness ... which is very pine and orange ... lts very interesting ... but i really think id have rathered a different whisky
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
On keg at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a dark golden amber colour with no head. A phenolic aroma of iodine, oak, treacle, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with low carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very prominent. A little sweet also. Not my thing.