allmyvinyl (3624) - 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 (7058) - 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 (48) - 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 (96) - 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 (734) - 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.
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival - hazy brown, non-existent head, toasted bread aroma, very faint malty, minimal hop, bit thin, inoffensive, drinkable
gunnar (5461) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of boiled vegetables. Taste is along the same lines, with a watery palate, shy hops.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap@Brewpub. This was so unbalanced. Sweet, butter, watery. Quite difficult to finish half a pint.
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in Cuan Mor, Oban in June 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale copper in colour (a dark ale!) with a thin white head. Soft brown sugar notes present in the sweet malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a strong maltloaf base with toffee notes and syrupy raisins just about holding on. Slight earthy hop prickle present in the aftertaste and combines really well with the malt but does fade away rather fast. Finish is sweet and malty with syrupy dates present in the mouth. This is a traditional 80/ in style and the best ale in my opinion from the short portfolio. Recommended.
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze although it claims to be a dark ale.Slightly malty with some acidity. Not a lot of flavour and pretty bland. Disappointing.