BlackHaddock (4400) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle; shared with no one on 16th Feb 2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home, only the dog watching. Lovely clear amber body, on top a full foaming blanket which is off-white. Malty and semi-sweet in the nose, distinct toffee and caramel aromas: the taste is as the smell indicated, malty sweetness, yet with a hidden hop bitterness and bite towards the finish. A little thin body wise, could have been more robust or creamier depending on what the brewer would prefer: a little less water and a bit more alcohol and this could be awesome.
Pith (151) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber small white head. Bubbles apparent. Aroma of nutty malts. Taste watery into fizzy light nutty malt.
Stuu666 (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at PRAF 2013. Pours ruby brown, the taste is thin and watery, light toffee.
gegwilson (1624) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ppurs deep amber with a cream froth. Quite a fruity taste with light spice and a touch of soap. The best of a pretty bad bunch from this brewery.
RhetoricalAns (441) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, thin tan head. A little bit of caramel, some nuttiness. Overall a little thin.
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear amber, no real head. Aromas are malty toffee, light herbs. Taste brings a nuttiness, more toffee sweet. Thin body and a watery finish. OK.
Scopey (7917) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Inverness Airport. It pours clear copper with a small white head. The nose is toasty, brown sugar, golden syrup and brown bread. The taste is toasty, decent bitterness, leather, wood, digestive biscuits, touch watery, light metallic and peppery notes with a dry finish. Lightish body and high, prickly carbonation. Carbonation is a bit too much of a dominating component of this beer. Ok.
MrJamesMcEwan (76) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a medium sized white head that disappates. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Aroma is a rich malt, of soda bread and fruitcake. Taste is very malty, sweet brown sugar & fruity finish. Good mouthfeel, though high carbonation.
Weefannybaws (112) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Aldi. Dark amber ale with malty taste. Sweet toffee aftertaste. Quite nice.
Would go well with crisps or nuts.
gowdy (795) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste at the Paisley Beer Festival. Dark brown colour. A touch hazy. Not brilliant. Okay I suppose.