ianwelby (567) - - 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.
Stuu666 (4121) - 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 (56) - 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 (49) - - 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 (1654) - 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 (2323) - 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 (7643) - 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.
jackafholmes (416) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beer52. Malty aroma and taste, a bit fruity. Lovely and crisp. Very drinkable.
Beersiveknown (3450) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home from alesela
hazy ruby brown with beige lacing and fruity rye notes on nose. Fruity with dry cereal and slightly biscuity finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
10th July 2014
Clear deep amber beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light and a little crispy. Light dry malts, whisper of toffee, touches of cream and paper. Whisper of dried fruits. Light dry finish. Pretty dull.
allmyvinyl (4484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle Appellation Wines. Pours clear chestnut brown, no head. Aromas are dark sugar, roasted nuts, light smoke. Taste has a dark chocolate sweetness, more sugar, and light herbal bitterness. would like to try on cask, but a bit disappointing bottled.