Alengrin (2990) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scottish ale which, strictly speaking, falls under the old Scottish ’export’ (80/-) category. Light beige head, warm dark chestnut colour. Aroma of caramel malts, dried fruits and an obvious smokiness (peat?). Malty taste with dried fruits, candied dates, some coffee grounds, creamy mouthfeel, subtle smokiness, roasted bitter finish. Great Scottish ale.
scotty (1078) - SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handpump, Railway Tavern, Lower Largo. Very dark (and mysterious!) good off white head, finger thick and lasts well. Smooth malty beer, obviously in good nick here, very nice!
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Ferry Inn, Stromness. Pours almost pitch balck with a small weak tanned head. Aroma of dark, but weak roasted malts, some chocolate. Smooth and ceamy mouthfeel, light roasted malts with a weak sweet lactose note, nice and a good alternative to the bottled version.
AndySnow (4565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, roasted malt, chocolate.
Body: A bit thin body with a low, almost flat, carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee.
rarbring (1769) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Smoke, sausage, coffee.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2014-06-24.
mR_fr0g (4952) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at archebald simpson Aberdeen. Opaque black / dark red coloured pour with a dense light tan head. Aroma is subdued dark malts with some roast and choc. Flavour is composed of milk choc with dishwater and roast barley. Lingering smooth roast and pepper. Palate is milky with a slightly creamy body. Fairly crude.
Stuu666 (5823) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Guildford Arms. Light chocolate, sweet, but not too fruity and too thin.
Holmen2 (1644) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at The Ferry Inn, Stromness. Black. Pale brown very dense and persistent head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark toffe. Similar taste. Round mothfeel. Balanced by moderate bitterness in aftertaste. High drinkability and served in perfect condition.
DroolYeast (424) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Blackfriars, Inverness.
Great aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark dried fruit.
Very dark brown with small light brown head.
Light to moderate bitterness, some taste of sour apples, black malt sweetness.
Finish is dry and roasted. Oily texture. Low carbonation.
Godfather50 (105) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Cask, The Old Inn, Gairloch. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for this dark ale, stout.
There was nothing offensive about it, but nothing hoppy or wholesome or distinctive.it reminded me of a kit homebrewed stout I brewed a couple of years ago. I was very pleased with it, but then, It cost me 30p a bottle and was out of a tin.
I think I’m not a dark ale fan, that’s the problem.