mr_h (4800) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, 1/2 pint, Jolly Judge, Edinburgh (9 Jun 2016), malty, vegetable aroma, amber with a thin creamy head and good lacing, malty, woody, caramel, oily, soft carbonation, sour resiny aftertaste.
nihtila (2986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg. Pours clear ruby. Nose is grain, butter, light fruits. Taste is quite plain, light berriåes and fruits, grainy malts.
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinking this reminds me of the time when I used be partial to a few pints of 70 back in the old days. A big standard keg bitter is the same vain as John’s Smiths or best. Additional points for nostalgia.
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Feuars Arms in Kirkcaldy Fife.
Remarkably creamy and durable head over a brown body with excellent clarity. Amazing creamy lacing.
Aroma dominated by English hops.
Medium carbonation; Near medium body
Very good balance. Slightly bitter by the finish.
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg tap at the Hole in the Wall, Dumfries. Tawny brown with a sizeable creamy head. Smells of very little: a bit of plummy/appley sweetness with some malt. Taste is pleasant enough - a fruitcake malt unless dominates - but again shockingly slight. Not a lot to this beverage at all really.
jeevan (244) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Parlour Leith. Had two pints of this as there was nout else. Pours amber. Toffee malts aroma...just. Taste not doing much. Thin. Some maltiness and a little fruity hops. Thin and too bland. Why !
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at a pub in Rothesay. Pours copper amber, nose is full toffee, floral, taste is more dull toffee, dry, thin.
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Jolly Judge. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, grainy, brown caramel, raisin and sultana. The taste is smooth, creamy, toasty grain, wood, touch of pepper and leather with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Quite superior to the caledonia best I had earlier today... Good looking a good mouth-feel.
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at the Royal Hotel, Stromness. Pours clear red brown, thick white head. Light malty aromas, sweet taste, watery finish. Ok.
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at The Shed, 7 Lady St, Annan DG12 5DA back in 24 March 2012 - Russet red body, thick white head. Nose is faint malts and caramel, taste is a metallic cheap canned bitter note. Thin mouthfeel. Another uninspiring one.