AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours a honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has honey and medicinal herbs. The taste has more honey, a grassy, almost metallic dryness follows or dare I say it, seaweed. The palate has a medium body with a tangy middle and although there is good bitterness, the metallic thing is a little too much for me. Overall, I’ve had worse, but won’t be having another.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the ferry to Islay. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of musty yeast, peat, Weetabix and black pepper. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fairly bitter with a dry finish.
JohnRMurdoch (3412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Peaty caramel aroma. Flowery metallic peaty flavour. Quite light and refreshing.
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on cask @Lochside in Bowmore, Islay
Unusual aroma of mace and white pepper off of this one. Pale brown with good head formation. A strange floral spice in the flavour, I’m not sure this is how it was supposed to taste. In good condition though.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is citric, bit malty. Flavour is well malted, fairly bitter, citrus. A bit harsh. Fruity and dry finish.
Blairgus (2731) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 smells really nice. good balance b/w hops and malt
hops are a little stronger w/ pine notes
orange/brown and slightly hazy
only slightly fizzy, dry and medium body
bottle conditioned and i forgot and poured sediment in the glass
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2011 This one of the Islay ales let me a bit down. amber hazy, white foamy head. lots of fresh tasty hops. Crispy tasty and full flavoured. a wee bit watery and thin. a bit weird. taste softens as well as my stomach when the yeast is poured in the glass
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Radical Road, Edinburgh. Amber and hazy. Loose head. Toasty, lightly fruity, complex aroma. Actually a bit strange - some toasty notes but also thin and grainy. Not terribly interesting. Fresh samples on Islay didn’t knock me out either.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Radical Road. Red-orange. Not a great head. The aroma is malty with some fruity in the middle and toast at the end and stale hops as well. Clean but malty and thin. The flavors are boring, mostly malty with a watery finish. Light toast at the end is balanced with some earthy hops so it finishes dry.
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Fruity clean hop start. No bitterness. Followed by a tame malt finish. A little dry.