nihtila (1482) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Pours dark ruby. Nose is toasted malts, bread, toffee. Taste is malts, berries, light chocolate.
swampwater (53) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer 52.
Aroma: Slight malt aroma. That’s it.
Appearance: Almost identical to cola - dark, with a deep red hue. Light head.
Taste: Malts, coffee, and a slight tobacco aftertaste.
Palate: Slightly bitter throughout, with a very dry finish. Light body. Light carbonation.
Overall: A very refreshing bitter. That tobacco aftertaste was odd, but worked well with the other flavours. I’ll definitely come back to this in the future.
prawlie (1245) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer52. Deep red-brown with essentially no head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Light and malty, easy drinking. Fair and drinkable, but doesn’t stand out.
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/3/2015. Copper coloured, with a decent, off-white, head. A malty beer, with caramel sweetness, a touch of hedgerow fruit and gentle finish. Fine.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is malty toffee, berries, taste is similar, chocolate.
MrJamesMcEwan (116) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear, brown, with a good slightly tanned frothy head that holds well. Full bodied, very high carbonation, fine bubbles, lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and earth. Taste is earthy but not many flavours. Palate is too high carbonation. Finish is poor, crisp. Not recommended.
Cokemonkey11 (149) - - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reasonable price, amazingly smooth palette, and an uncharacteristically rich malt flavor for a scottish beer. Worth a try.
jamestulloch (1922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Golf Tavern. Clear mahogany body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of toffee, earth and wood. Flavour of builder’s tea, toffee, sweet malt and treacle. Medium body with a flat, oily texture. Sweet and a little cloying.
Jow (2555) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Guildford Arms. Mild nose of earth and bread. Tastes of pumpernickel, dried fruits, malt, earth, and brown paper lunch bag. All subdued with simple finish. Basic but fine
Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Guildford Arms. It pours deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is brown bread, wood, dried fruits, boiled sweets and toffee. The taste is bitter, toasty grain, brown bread, earth, light toffee, candy and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Fairly basic, but drinkable enough.