Weefannybaws (122) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Iron aromas. Surprisingly fruity taste, with lingering bitterness. Quite a tasty liquid.
Would go well with crisps or nuts.
djoeye (2143) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown or copper body, off white almost tan head, much fine lacing down the mug.
Aroma; mild caramel malts, mild hops, crowberries, notes of dough.
Taste; some hops, brown bread, slightly roasted dark malts, dry apple peels. More hops towards the finish, and dark bread with dark malts and fruit peel.
Normal on palate, some dry fields, soft carbonation. Overall not bad.
[50cl brown bottle, abv4.0%, BB May.2015, B@K skanssi Turku]
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Asda (£1.25)
Biscuity, fruity, bitter finish, bit meh at first but this is a grower. Moreish.
Alusmamuts (758) - LATVIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with small white head. Mild sweet bread aroma. Soft bitter taste with certain sweetness, some remaining bitterness.
Cool_Bond (1848) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light scent of berries. Bitter and metal with light sweetness in the taste. Weak bitterness that remains far below the upper lip. Not really my beer. The beer feels empty most of the flavor. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into Sam Adams Boston Lager tulip glass with a copper-red hue and pillowy, soft tan head. Notes of vanilla, nuts (butter pecan?), fruit forward hops and toasted malts. Bready, pie crust essence. Flavor is decent: spicy, bitter hops Co-mingle with cracker malts to create a typical but above average "ruby" ale. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A tinge metallic, but its not off-putting. nice balance, lacks that next-level depth but a good beer overall.
jsmerig (1313) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear ruby red with a white frothy head. Aroma is slightly sour dough bread. Taste is lightly malt with a quick turn to a sharp clean dry bite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red into Sprecher pint glass. My label reads 5.5% ABV. Biscuity aroma with some floral notes. Taste is juicy with a balance of dark cherries, caramel, and toasted biscuit. Finishes with a long and soothing spiciness. Very nice Scottish bitter.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear reddish copper with no head after a few seconds. Aroma of hops, malts and wheat. Taste is slightly bitter. Little carbonation. Mouthfeel medium bodied Finish thin bitter.
superspak (3146) - Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/1/2012. Pours fairly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.