Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Plockton, from Tomlinsons of the Ness 19/10/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is malt forward, fruit tang, mildew, apple akin.
Taste is musty, rotten apple notes, bready malt, sprucey, herbal tang.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry climax with bitter herbal notes.
Bit of a mess!
Lonick (214) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a red/brown colour, nutty and caramel on the nose. A salt caramel macaroon taste to it, it also tastes clean, good but not great.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in No 1 High Street, Edinburgh. Deep brown with a thin white head. Quite clean and a little bit thin, although I got more into it as the pint progressed. Malty, caramel, toffee. Not bad, not sure if I’d call it brisk though.
mr_h (2076) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear amber brown with a reddish tint, thin bubbly cream head, very weak roasted aroma, no lacing, roasted nutty malt flavour, thin texture, soft carbonation, moderate dry finish
ianwelby (286) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark amber beer. Malt and strong caramel in the aroma. Taste is also a malt/caramel mix and a toasty edge, but not as strong as I expected from the flavour. It’s almost refreshing though a touch "thin" for want of a better word. Quite drinkable though.
WeissGary (239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light but dark red body, little to no head.... Quite a burnt/roasted aroma, a fairly clean taste with a very light malt back tongue leading on to a subtle bitter aftertaste. Quite a safe sessionable drink with a bit more body than the California Common. Cheers!
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Halfway House. Deep brown, clear. Modest head. Malty aroma. Sweetness, followed by fruity malt and then roastrd coffee. Bitterness at end perfect. Stonking pint for a rainy May Edinburgh day
stravale (1678) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alesela
Dark caramel brown, clear, thin off-white head, some lacing
Aroma - Dark caramel malts, soft dark toffee, dark sugars, hint of sherry, sweet dark malts, hint of chocolate
<bt/>Taste - as main flavour...rich caramel malts....soft dark toffee....bit of yeast.....some earthy bitter hops in the background....quite simple but good malty flavour
Palate - soft carb...thin to medium body...smooth sweet malts. Finish as main flavour, clears off palate
Overall - Gentle soft malty ale - nothing complex but pleasant to drink
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - caramel, toffee and dried fruit
A - dark brown with thin head
T - sweet
P - mid to full
O - o.k.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A mahogany coloured beer with a tiny off-white head. A nice rich malty beer. Good alcohol notes. fruity bready and woody. Chocolate and cake. Very wintery. Leathery notes also. Good sweetness and really nice.