Evilkniamhel (584) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from appellation wines dalry road. Pours opaque dark brown. Nose of redcurrent, malt loaf, burnt toffee, spices. Taste is fruity, rounded, more malts, toffee cake, good.
AshtonMcCobb (5401) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - molasses and biscuit. Tar.
Taste - more molasses. Black jacks. Biscuit and honeycomb.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good level of complexity.
Scottishchris (699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius, final delivery. Gyle 236. Pours deep deep brown red, off white head. Malty raisin nose. Lovely medium full body, soft fizz, smooth. Chocolate, molasses, malt. Light bitter finish. I'll be honest, I opened this with some trepidation- too many memories of student pints of very average farty heavy. However, this is a revelation, what a pint! So much more flavour, body and palate than anything I had back in day. Sad this is the last of it.
zimbo (907) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by gravity. Dark dark oak brown. Rich sweet dark fruit aroma. Fireplace. Deep with good core strength. Rich. What a good 80/ should be.
jamestulloch (3504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Deep brown body with a thin off-white head. No lacing. Aroma of earth, raisins, grass, tea and milk chocolate. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, brown sugar, prunes and a grassy finish. Light bitterness. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. A really good example of the style.
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy brown, nose is caramel, nutty, taste is sweet, herbal.
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours a lightly hazy chestnut brown, little ring of white head. Aromas has caramel, nuts and raisins. Taste is light sweet, herbal bitterness. Sweet linger on the finish. Good 80.
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Pot Still. 5.2%abv. Dark reddish chestnut brown, reasonable head. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Sickly sweet grassy malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Harsh & unbalanced. Not a good beer.
mr_h (4803) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Cumberland Bar, Edinburgh - clear deep red brown, very thin bubbly off-white head, weak fruity floral aroma, sweet malty, toffee flavour, no lacing, thin bodied, easy to drink
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Deep mahogany brown beer with a small white head. The aroma is predominantly sweet toffee, caramel, some Demerara sugar. Flavours are similar, although it’s not as sweet as I was expecting, particularly in the finish – however there’s plenty of toffee and caramel throughout