anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Black Door, Helsinki)
Rich nutty amber, beautiful persistent spongy head. Lovely UK bitter aroma - lovely malts, lovely sweet fruity esters, and some great noble hops too, absolutely classic. Soft palate, gentle carbonation. Flavour quite fullish in the mouth - good ESB-like sweetish malts fill the mouth, but these are drier and nuttier, and hoppier. And the finish is very hoppy, dry and bitter, quite herbal. Storming ESB, absolutely classic. Can’t imagine how to make it better without making it more extreme in some direction, which might change its style.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half, cask at Cloisters. Clear, dark amber coloured body. Tiny, white layer. Spotty lacing to the upper level of the glass. Honeyed sweet citrus nose. Fine blended taste character of fruity hops and caramel malts followed by a bittersweet taste. Medium bodied. Satisfying version of the style (Edinburgh 07.08.2013).
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. This version really lifts this beer which is really one of Highland’s more austere normally. The balance of zingy hops and malt sweetness is spot on.
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2012 Total Score: 2.9
On tap @ Cloisters Highland Tap takeover. Pours a chestnut red with a well proportioned head. The nose is quite pungent with resin, caraway seeds and apples. The taste is more resin and apples. The palate is medium bodied with a thick texture but this lacks the refreshment of the other Highland beers. Overall, this was better in bottle I think - maybe needs to be kegged?
back (1188) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rødgylden klar skum hvid
Humle citrus grape
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Scopey (5307) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. It pours clear amber-brown with a medium white head. The nose is earth, wood, brown bread, light toast and leather. The taste is wood, leather, decent bitterness, peppery, caramel and dried fruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balance and nice bitterness. Decent.
SaintMatty (4521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Amber in colour. Sultanas and apricot in the aroma. Fruity and moderately hoppy taste with notes of peach, sultanas and toffee.
Stuartyboy (416) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the crystal palace jdw Glasgow a deep Amber colour with strong aroma of fermented fruit flavours are complex with orange and carmel sweetness malt and hops are perfectly ballanced to give a really lovely beer that packs a punch
Theydon_Bois (6541) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Lyric, Soho, 02/05/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with an off white head.
Nose is pretty thin, malt, light toffee, grain.
Taste comprises dark malt, sugar, biscuit, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable fayre but doesn’t really deliver much!
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Crystal Palace, Glasgow - clear golden amber, no head, mild fruity aroma, orange, sweetness from the malt, low carbonation, pleasing citrus finish