jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Brickskeller’s in Washington D.C. Dark brown pour with a very thin white head. Sweet taste but a slightly watery finish.
StueyD (1175) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark chocolate brown coloured beer with a weak off white head. A rich toasted malt nose, liquorice, caramel, but slightly vinous. A bittersweet taste, liquorice and burnt sugar, some espresso coffee and a hint of dark fruits. The finish is bittersweet. (Cask - The Ouse Amateur Sailing Club, King’s Lynn, Norfolk).
reiverat (3) - USA - NOV 7, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this in Fort Williams at a pub that was listed as Scotish Pub of the year, forget the name. Spent 9 days in Scotland and Ireland and this was the best beer I ran across, better than Guinness at the Storehouse or Davy Byrnes.
Beer4000 (4526) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned somewhere in Aberdeen. Dark brown to black body with a creamy head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with some chocolate and coffee. Nice, harmonic flavours. Sweet, roasted, bitter and some hints of dry fruit, chocolate and coffee. Very pleasant.
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odeur fruité. Goût acide bien soutenue par un goût fruité. Cacao et noisette en finale.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen
Dark color. Soft Mild Ale, with light sourness and some roasted malt. Caramel. Thin mouthfeel.
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Dark color, brownish head. Rich aroma of roasted malt, bit nutty. Roasted malty taste, fairly bitter, licorice, some coffee, nutty, some chocolat. Better than Guinness!
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001
Dark coloured and rich on the palate. Some roast malt in the finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 09/03/2002
Black with some fruit flavour. Smooth roast finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 11/02/2003
Dark coloured and smooth on the palate. Chocolaty roast finish.
4. Cask Handpump at Aitchie’s Ale House, Aberdeen 22/09/2007
Roast aroma. Small beige head. Dark and slightly rich on the palate with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and dry coffee roast finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 04/09/2010
Fruity aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a lasting roast malt finish.
SilkTork (5230) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Dec, 2004: Village Inn, Arrochar, Scotland. Gentle smokey dark malts with a rub of licorice and port in the finish. [3.6]
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly enjoyable scottish ale. Smokey and full and dark as it should be. Very drinkable as a session and plenty of malts to keep it substantial, yet the smoke and nice hop outline keep it from sticking to your mouth.