jd543 (329) - - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown colour, with a white head. Good texture. Flavour is OK, a bit malty, hoppy, sweet, salty. Not that exciting.
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at The National Hotel, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Amber to copper with slight head. This had a soggy cardboard note developing into metallic, possibly a kegged beer pulled through a hand pump. Flat, not great.
kerenmk (1585) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Black Swan, Kirkby Con Cleveland, September 2013. Clear dark golden with a frothy head. Toffee, date, some milk chocolate aroma, bitter taste with some malt. Light body, mild fizz, long, bitter and toffee finish.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light malt and earthy hops. Flat almost metallic flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy.
mzaar (1230) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fat. Mörk bärnsten, vitt gräddigt skum. I aromen hittas smörkola och röda bär, men det är tämligen svagt och rätt mesigt. Smakar mer, där smörkolan åter är chefen. En frisk fruktighet fyller på. Det bästa med ölen är den gräddiga och lena munkänslan.
hooks (1) - recanati, ITALY - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
birra bevuta alla spina in un pub ad edinburgo. colore di un rosso molto scuro, bel cappelo di schiuma cremosa, al naso profumo di malto e luppoli, al palato malto, toffe, crema, finale amaro di luppoli e tabacco
AshtonMcCobb (1751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ McDaniels, Dundee. Pours dark amber with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has malt, biscuits and a touch of toffee. The palate is similar, though a little too drying on the end. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a dry but slightly astringent finish. Overall, better than I remember.
ianwelby (291) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice-looking pint that was a bit more tangy and sweet than I’d choose to drink, but that’s personal taste rather than a problem with the beer. Not over-powering, just a strong taste. Doesn’t do much palate-wise and I didn’t get much of an aroma either.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in the Argyle Bar, Paisley in September 1981. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thick creamy white head. Faint whiff of digestive biscuit in the short malty aroma. Creamy thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a smokey nicotine flavour through the base - or was it actually from the large number of smokers adding to the grey haze in the bar? Robust malty biscuit base with hints of caramel. Hop resins add a weak bitter note to the creamy aftertaste. Finish is bitter sweet edging towards the malt end of the spectrum. An ok Scottish 80/ but at the time other breweries had better versions of 80/ ie Belhaven, Caledonian & Maclays.
jfb (3175) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of melted butter, toffee and herbal hops, tobacco and strawberry cheesecake. flavour is dark berries, sweet spices, milk chocolate and chewy malts, with a light bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation, very creamy texture.