cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask in blue blazer ... nice copper deep red ... thin tan head ...soft sweet malty nutty toffee nose ... juicy sweet nutty malts ... soft rich bodyu ... a pretty decent if unexciting 80.
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Thurso to Inverness, 20/10/13.
Mahogony brown with a moderate light tan head.
Nose is toffee, light cocoa, earthy, dark malts, light spice.
Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, bready malt, cocoa.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light roast in the finish.
Ok bitter with leanings towards a porter.
Beerhunter111 (8385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel braunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch röstmalzig, Vanille, Karamell. Geschmack süß nach Karamell, röstmalzig, Vanille.
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at 5K tasting. It pours deep red-amber with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, raisin and candied peel. The taste is toasted brown bread, earth, toffee, orange, candied peel and a touch of sherbet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. OK bitter, but far from exciting.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, back at The Crown Inn, Stockport, 02/02/13. Tawny with a level cream top. Good creamy mouthfeel; mellow minerals and raisin fruit; strawberry creams, tarragon, liver (?!). Soft chocolate and sulphur nose, strawberry creams again. A good, distinctly Scottish bitter. Maybe even a Scottish ale...
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 5/8/2013. Medium brown with an off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malts and plum fruit, with a hint of roast and moderately bitter finish. Fine.
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours deep red/amber with a tiny layer of bubbles. Aroma of dark malts, notes of shoe polish and aceton. Taste is light sweet, with a sourish sweaty note. Fine carbonated, some well hidden qualities here.
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Dark brown with some red tinges. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted and malty taste with coffee, chocolate and some earthy hops detected.
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. Dark reddish brown colour, moderate off-white to beige head. Strong aroma of yeast, wood and roasted malts, coffee and solvent. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Dry and woody flavour, moderately roasted malts and cold coffee. Not a favourite of mine.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin short-lived off-white head. Aromas are surprisingly roasted... Dark malt and coffee. Some chocolate. Definitely more porter territory than 80. Taste is sweet. Finish is a bit thin. OK.