AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - slightly off blonde towards amber with a nicely proportioned head.
Nose - really lovely, pine going into almost lavender. Some resin in the background.
Taste - toffee, fresh herbs going into a citrus/pine finish.
Palate - light to medium in body, a creamy texture and a long clean finish.
Overall - stunning nose, well balanced.
SarkyNorthener (1308) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the black country arms, walsall. Pump clip stated Swannay Ale 9. Golden beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits and dry hops. Taste is a little pine resin, dry hops and peaches. Decent.
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden body, slight haze, fluffy head that dissapates a little holding firm at the edges. Blast of tight back citrus hop with a loose white spirit tinge on the nose. Big sledge of juicy lime grit on the initial taste. Teeth polishingly resinous but a fine dance of moreish refreshment on the rest of the palate evens things out. Dry grainy linger in the final third keeps things ticking over nicely. My favourite Highland since Scapa?
Cask, Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh
Cask, Bon Accord, Glasgow
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/5/2013. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Citrus fruits, some biscuity malts and a decent, bitter finish. A good beer.
jfb (3431) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, oranges, light caramel, earth and yeast. flavour is mostly the same, slightly resinous, with a light sweetness and some notes of orange peel and popcorn in the light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
DruncanVeasey (6811) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, Leicester BF, 22/03/13: ’Highland A9’. Headless orange gold. Lemongrass, butter, pine and honey in a confused nose. Pleasant stewed tea and orange cream flavour with salty water and spliff. Tidy but not the hop cocktail I wanted.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Market Porter London 19/03/13. An amber coloured beer with an off-white head. Sweet and fruity. Sticky citrus notes. A decent depth of flavour where the fruits are nice and long. Quite tasty but the sweetness is a little bit too much.
mr_h (2320) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Blue Blazer - clear golden amber, thin off-white head, good lacing, fruity aroma, herbal and fruity flavour, meadow hop finish
JohnRMurdoch (2879) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Blue Blazer. Clear golden amber colour, reasonable head. Mild tropical fruit aroma. Leafy biscuit resin flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Unusual, interesting & not bad.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Golden amber pour with a nice, tight, white head. The aroma is grassy, and has a fair bit of fruity apricot. Very fruity on the initial taste – more apricot and peach, as well. Bitter finish arrives, and slightly goes astray – but the fruity aftertaste brings everything back together. Decent stuff