Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from the cask at Pigs Ear Festival, London , 2003.
Dark brown with a slight crimson hue. Roasted, toasty aromas and hints of sour sharpness. Toasted malt flavours, moderately bitter with a medium palate.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007
>Rerating from Tennents Bar, Glasgow.
Caramel, good sweetness, tobacco, smokey tobacco. Light body.
Cask conditioned at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.
Dark brown/Ruby colour. Yeasty, slight sourish aroma. Starting with an initial smokey flavour, then turning into leather and pumpkin. Short taste. Light bodied. Re-rate in a day or two?
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Phoenix, Inverness. Mmmmmm... scottish ale... Almost tastes more like a porter. Very dark, heavy malted aroma. Excellent coffee taste with more malt. Certailny not the best there is, but on the top side of the heap.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
fairly pleasant. Sweetish malts at the start (chocolate+ a t touch of sugar and also some toffee). nice roasty, peaty finish, thin-ish body with some sourness, musty, sulfuric. Caskidge at Chelmsford Beer fest 03'.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Musty, peat, wooden aroma. A hint of sourness, perhaps due to the warm day (despite refrigeration equipment). Lots of malt, to be sure, and some froth in the head. Edges of amber with ruby hues. More attractive as it goes on. (gravity pour at 2003 Chelmsford Beer Festival)
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My memories of this beer are from sipping it at a pub in Scotland looking out the window at Sterling Castle! What a memory!
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned, gravity dispense. Ruby red colour. Fruity nose with a hint of roast barley malt. Raisin, fruit and more roastiness in the mouth but a strange aftertaste develops that defies description.
Sigmund (4509) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Suberb dark ale - nearly a stout, but has a more complex and delicate aroma and flavour. Very well balanced. As close to ’perfect’ as you possibly can get. This rating is based on cask in Scotland.
Steve Banfield (3) - ENGLAND - APR 27, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one the world’s best beers when at it’s best & well kept in the cask. Lovely colour, and a cracking taste.