Iznogud (874) - CROATIA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pours orange with white head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Carmel malty, fruity, pine hoppy. Bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint in Cafe Royal, Edinburgh on 25th Oct 2014. Ruby hue to the reddy/brown body, on top a full off-white blanket of bubbles. The nose had a semi-sweet fruitiness with a Rye like dryness in the taste. Add some mild spice and subtle nuttiness to the flavours and you are getting there in the taste. Ends with a very dry and bitter finish. A tidy and different brew.
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A kind of ’red bitter’ or ’Scottish red’ if you will, caramel malty beer with smoky and toasty flavours, honeyish, buttermilk (diacetyl) and long bitter finish with both hop bitterness and roasted bitterness. Interesting.
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of dark fruit, kiwi and herbal hops, with a hint of banana, earth, yeast and butter. flavour is quite grainy, with more dark fruit, some yeast, cardboard and grass. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at filmhouse of all places. reasonably well kept translucent ruby beer. slightly creamy. sweet fruits, light spice, gentle nuttiness overwhelmed by a bitter finish. a bit thin. not the worst kelburn ale but I'm still not a huge fan and this isn't doing much to change my mind.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask /gravity at Twickenham beer festival 2013, deep copper with a thin head, malty and nutty with a grapefruit bitter finish.
jd543 (404) - SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red colour, with a white-off white head. Aroma was rich in malt, biscuit, caramel, a hint of coffeee, with a faint hint of hops. Taste was very well balanced, very drinkable. The texture was oily, could have been a bit more on the palate- it felt a little thin. Overall a tasty beer, would buy another.
jamestulloch (1578) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Weak aroma of red fruit and lightly roasted malt.
Appearance: Hazy rose body with a thin off-white head. No visible carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Malty with juicy strawberry and plum hints. Light, soft flavours.
Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Flat carbonation.
Overall: A fruity, moreish Bitter. Easy drinking without having a great deal of flavour.
mr_h (3088) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Village Inn, Fairlie - clear dark amber brown, thin creamy beige head, good lacing, fruity, malty aroma, flavour is caramel, toffee, hint of spicy, dry hoppy finish
MrW (434) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint @ Brass Monkey, Edinburgh.
Aroma of biscuit, grassy, alcohol.
Pours reddish, amber, no head, clumsy glass.
Spicy taste, weak, grainy. Not my favorite taste.
No sparkling, unpleasant aftertaste. Weak brew.