AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop.
Appearance - dark autumnal red with a fawn head.
Nose - biscuits with honey and a citrus and herb note.
Taste - tart red fruit and astringent malt.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry but slightly astringent finish.
Overall - Appearance and Nose great but then if dropped away.
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear nut-brown body. Shiny mid-sized tan head. MIld roasty malt nose. Herbal and orangey hop nose. Good body for a 4.8%. Slick texture. Soft, light sweet roasted caramelly malt base. Just enough bitterness to back it up. Tart fruitiness underneath. Dries up towards a short malty finish. Drinks good. [Bottle at Lochside Hotel, Islay, Scotland, 01.09.13]
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle at Craft Beer Rising 2014. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, caramel, berry, toast and dark fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, dark fruit, vinous quality, toast and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a whole lot to it... OK.
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep oaky brown with a retaining magnolia head throughout. Some fruit in the nose and a prickly fruity palate leading to some dark chocolate at the end. Vinous. Almost between a cask ale and a lambic. Potential here.
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, on Islay May 2012. Dark brown with, large white head. Aroma was sweet with fruits and caramel. Taste: spicy and woody hops. Bit flat body and low carb.
Nilz (370) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby coloured beer with little head & no lacing. Aroma of orange or tangerine with clove and other spice aromas. The flavour is initially sweet with fruit flavours and a yeast dry bitterness at the end.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Spar. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, bubblegum, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with yeast also. Mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Mildly bitter and a little dry with lingering bubblegum, caramel and yeast again.
JohnRMurdoch (3198) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Mild spicy malty aroma. Dark brown colour, not much head. Slightly sour rancid straw flavour. Toasty aftertaste. Not great. Somewhere between a bitter & an old ale.
Bullit (3970) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Scottish Real Ale shop. Dark brown colour, large foamy head. Nose is yeasty, caramel, fruits. Flavour is soft malty, fruity, caramel and a bit yeasty. Soft finish. Pretty ok.
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 tan/brown and dark enough you can barely see through it
thick foamy head and lots of bubbles
yeasty burnt malt smell
not as fizzy in my mouth as i anticipated based on bubbles
med/ful body and a little tart/acidic
i’d like this more if it wasn’t bottle conditioned.
good body but yeast get in the way of complexity