Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Old Ale
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
Smooth, dark & dangerous, this ale is designed to warm the cockles of your heart whilst sitting round the ingle after a long, cold winters day outdoors. Although dark and robust, the aftertones of liquorice & blackcurrent make this an ale of complex character, not to be missed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Chestnut with slight head. Fruity. malty beer with a chocolate and almost whisky like edge. Some blackberry and redcurrant. Reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Reddish brown with pale white head. I ordered this thinking it was their new Cart Noir, but it turns out I’d never tried this one either. Lovely roasty bitter palate following a slightly fruity, chocolatey aroma. The fruits are dark stone variety, very deep flavours and a bitter ashy finish. Really enjoyed this one [18032011]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (3899) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Roasted treacle aroma. Dark brown colour slightly cloudy. Tastes a bit like dark coffee chocolate. Slightly flat and watery. Not to my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5282) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask at the Toby Jug, Glasgow. Deep brown with an attractive rosy glow and a thin cream head; creamy texture with a malty red fruit flavour and a dry, lightly spiced finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7031) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
(Cask at Edgar Wallace, Strand, London, 26 Nov 2009) Dark brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark fruit and nuts. Malty, roasted taste with fresh coffee, nuts, dried fruit and a slightly bittersweet finish. Overall a very nice and well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2009
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a small off white head. Rough earthy malt aroma with a little burnt toast. Sweet malty taste with a little sour fruit and a mid bitter finish. Really good, in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2009
Cask-conditioned@The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh. A firm, two-finger latte head over a dark brown, slightly hazed body. Aroma is toasted, lightly spiced, dark malty. Medium malt body, roasted, medium sweet and caramelly. Some spices, with grassy and earthy hop bitterness. Mid-bodied, soft in the mouth. Rounded, malty and hoppy finish. Solid and straightforward.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trapped (1508) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2009
Off-white, foamy head; dark brown body; slight caramel flavor; strong finish. Very enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Scottish beer festival, Bristol 02/09/09. Reddish brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with a touch of spice and earthy hop. Flavour of caramel, hedgerow fruit and a decent bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Blue Blazer, 2 Spittal Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DX, Scotland.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, hard roasted, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090409]

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