ianwelby (461) - - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber beer with a sweet initial flavour and a dry, tangy finish. Quite refreshing.
jamesie1857 (1368) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at JDW, Galashiels - Light copper body with a slight white head and lacing. Slightly malty in the nose but pretty bland otherwise. Nutty flavour with plenty of malt. Nothing special, but nothing offensive either.
jd543 (396) - SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with a thin off-white head. Malty and light spices on the nose. Taste is light sweet and bitter. OK, not that inspiring.
Weefannybaws (93) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint in Blackfriars. Dark, golden on the eye, with light head. Slight malty nose. Spicy, malt taste. Perfect accompaniment to crisps and nuts.
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin creamy off-white head, caramel malty aroma, excellent lacing, creamy texture, sweet malty, hint of apple, refreshing drink
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask: This is a pretty average bitter with a nice sessionable ABV. Nothing special but not bad either.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Golden Rule, Edinburgh
Dark golden amber, creamy white head, some lacing.
Aroma of fruity sweet caramel malts, not much on the nose
Taste - sweet caramel malts, honey, light fruits, some herbal notes, vague hint of almond? (!)
Palate - soft carb. medium body, oily, dryish. Some biscuit in the finish.
Overall - Slightly unusual flavour - one of their better beers.
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In tap at the Queen’s Arms. Pours dark amber with a proportionate head. Nose of raisins, apricots with the toffee and expected biscuit crunch at the end. Taste of more apricots and toffee. Palate medium with a fairly balanced finish. Overall, liked it enough to take another.
rosenbergh (6660) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Standing Order (JDW), Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clear golden amber colour with tiny frothy off-white head.
Mild malty aroma. Malt and mild hops in flavour. Watery. Disappointment from Inveralmond.
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in April 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale garnet in colour with a thin white creamy head. Faint dusty hop flowers present in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with dry currants and red liquorice present. Slight metallic tang in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish has a slight malt edge with dry redcurrant fruit notes in the palate. An ok session bitter.