jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A dark golden brown color. A slightly sweet chocolate flavor with salmon. It reminds me somewhat of Newcastle. Rating from notes.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Deep mostly clear mahogany, decent off-white creamy/fluffy lasting head. Nice floral and light citrus hop aroma, light roast malt, yeast and a hint of chocolate toffee sweetness - pretty nice. Pleaant medium-bitter taste, herbal dry hops, tea, slightly tart fruity malt, the bitterness builds in the finish and on warming. Decent body (finishes a bit watery), good astringency, mild carbonation, a slight bitter aftertaste - very nice, I like the hint of citrus and chocolate, quite distinctive.
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Amber colour with a tan head. Malty aroma with some smokey hints. Malty roasted fruity flavor with some caramel hints. Long bitter aftertaste.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, the Whey Pat, St Andrews. Dark brown, thin whitish head. Nose is chocolate, espresso, malty, and smoke. Sweet caramel malt in the taste, chocolatey, slight bitter finish to it. Slightly too sweet for my liking and expectations. Alcohol somewhat evident, but not too bad.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle: Obtained 09-Jun-06 in trade with Otter, thanks Jeremy!) Another tasty Bitter from Scotland featuring a wonderful earthy smokiness. It’s quite malty and toasty, but very lightly sweet and only mildly bitter. Plenty of smoke and earth dominating the nose, though it’s less aromatic than the beer is flavorful. Hints of toasty caramel in the nose too. Medium in body with a lightly carbonated and fairly dry mouthfeel. Amber-brown in color, but fairly cloudy from the small, but visible particles suspended in the beer. What’s not visible is even a single carbonation bubble rising toward the surface; it looks totally still. The beer poured with very little head, more so just some large bubbles that formed because I was trying like the dickens to force a head with an aggressive pour. It all settled out to a medium ring and left no lacing on the glass. Overall, it could use a bit more zing from carbonation, but otherwise, this is a pretty solid beer.
Holdwine (1146) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant bitter. Let it warm a little and you will be rewarded with the wonderful bitter, malty combination that every good bitter should have. Slightly sweet up front with a nice lingering woodsy bitterness.
Fin (9172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up by my dad in Perth w/c 07-08-06. Poured a dark amber colour with lively head, had some smokey notes to it, taste was sweetish but pleasantly so with nice maltiness and some hops. Not bad at all.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Deep brown. Almost no head. Strong malt aroma. Flavor is mostly malt with hints of whisky. Almost no hops noted. The deScriptions here seem to vary considerably - I wonder if the brewery has consistency issues?
dwyerpg (5223) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Also called Stone of Destiny on the bottle. Well, the bottle is certainly accurate in calling this a hoppy bitter. Thae flavor starts out with the malts but finishes pretty hoppy. An interesting, ok beer.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive garnet colour, with a good frothy white head. The nose is an attractive mix of fruity hops and fresh malt. A well balanced, flavoursome palate is packed with sweetish malt and a clean citric acidity, there is a slightly spicy edge as well....delicious! The finish just goes on..& on..&on...QUALITY!