sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Applecross Hotel Scotland. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a half finger of creamy white head that coats the glass. Aroma has smooth notes of caramel, mild dark fruits, and a bit of fruity eaters. Taste is balanced with great notes of caramel, bread, slight bread and roast, and a very slightly fruity bitter ending. Medium body with a low carbonation. Clean and a touch watery in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a great beer after a long highland drive. Nice caramel with a soft carbonation.
Scopey (9362) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Thomson’s, Edinburgh. It pours deep amber-brown with a medium creamy beige head. The nose is toasted brown bread, creaminess, earth and leather. The taste is creamy, toast, watery, earth, very mild bitterness and brown bread with a short, dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Looks good and mouth-feel is decent, not much taste though... Fine for chasing a whisky.
tommann (3010) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at Norton Cricket Club, Stockton-on-tees. Pours brown with a large head. Aroma is tea, caramel and vanilla. Taste is caramel, toast and vanilla.
Rune (9396) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full pint from keg, outdoor at the County Hotel Bar in North Berwick. Lasting nitro creamy, white head. Clear dark amber coloured body. Poor lacing. Malty nose with a touch of resin. Mild malt accented taste of caramel and dark fruits. Malty ending with distant bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Ok (08.08.2013).
gunnar (6587) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Cuan Mor, Oban. Pours clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is weak, some dark caramel. Taste is malty, nutty malts, almost no bittering hops presence. Lingering malty.
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a clear deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of caramel, light raisins, bread dough, floral hops and a very light hint of butter. flavour is slightly earthy, with a hint of tobacco, caramel and strawberries. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Imaena (2085) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 13, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. This is not a bitter I would reccomend. Its tinney and thin without much to offer.
mr_h (3724) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Laurieston, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thick creamy off-white head, resin and barley aroma, creamy texture, fragile lacing, creamy malty texture, malty resinous flavour, refreshing, malty finish
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
4.2% brown colour with a good head, slight roast malt aroma, malt and hop taste, I used to drink this quite a lot but now find it to be very ordinary and they have dropped the alcohol from 4.5%.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a reddish brown color. ARoma of malt, caramel, with a bit of earthiness. Flavor was the same, with a bit more sweetness and a touch of smoke/roast. Good enough.