BlackHaddock (4025) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle: Batch 3710: BBD July 15. Bought in a Scottish Aldi while on holiday. Poured into a ’Gwaun Valley Brewery’ badged pint sleeve at home on 10th Nov 14. Good looking brown brew with an off-white top. Dry roasted malt aroma and taste, very little sweetness from the malts, hints of fruity flavours but the hops and un-sweet maltiness give the beer a dry bitterness even though the main player seems to be the maltiness. Decent and different.
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold beer with a light bitter aroma of hop and sour fruit. Flavour is floral citrus followed by a bit of airy spice on the tongue and when you breathe out. Interesting and tasty.
allmyvinyl (3977) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle courtesy of AshtonMcCobb - Cheers! Pours clear amber-brown, thin white head. Aromas of nuts and caramel, light metallic note. Taste is more of the same. Sweet, nutty finish.
AshtonMcCobb (2804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at McGochans bar restaurant in Tobermory.
Appearance - cloudy amber brown with a decent head.
Nose - honey and hazelnuts.
Taste - more hazelnuts against a more lasting honey and caramel note.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - I’d say this was a Scottish Ale in style. Decent but the weakest of their 3 regular beers.
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour with a hint of orange. Very little head and carbonation so easy drinking. Grassy aroma. Malty flavour. Taste of soda bread.
Grumbo (617) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tomlinson’s Beer Shop, Inverness. Pours a fairly uninspiring dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. Moderately sweet, medium body, quite flat carbonation, caramel finish - quite enjoyed this.
mighty_meadow (233) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Does what it says on the tin, or bottle in this instance. Malty, bit of fruit, hoppy finish. Chestnut coloured with hint of orange. Thin head and pretty decent lacing. Nothing particularly unique about this but very enjoyable. I will buy again. 500ml bottle poured into straight glass.
mr_h (3004) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - brown with a marginal haze, no head, earthy malty aroma, similar flavours, bit of caramel, very low carbonation, bitter to sour dry finish
Weefannybaws (102) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival. A great name, but sadly the ale doesn’t live up to it’s namesake. Toffee taste. Definitely not a session ale - one more of them and I’ll vomit. Great with crisps or nuts, I’d imagine.
McWorta (641) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hazy golden colour, with a small whitish head. On the nose, hops, straw and floral notes. Soft, velvety notes of sweetness and hints of bitterness. Well balanced with an average finish.