mutz (909) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@ Ben Loyal in Tongue, Schotland. Amberkleurig, redelijke kraag.
Geur van citrusvruchten, grapefruit. Idem smaak. Weinig nasmaak. Best lekker.
Leighton (18524) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cleveland Arms - London. Pours clear brown with a thick, lasting creamy beige head. Lots of ripe orange in the nose, some pine, bready malts. Light to medium sweet flavor, plenty of pine, light caramel, brown bread, ripe orange. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Subtle resins to finish, further dark ripe orange, bready malts, hints of pine. A decent beer made excellent by the Cleveland Arms. I shudder to think how much better this beer could have been if Arjen Robben hadn’t just scored the winner.
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red beer, with a good head. Creamy and malty, smooth and very drinkable.
mr_h (4751) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Crystal Palace, Glasgow - clear red amber, bubbly tan head, meadow herbal hop aroma, over hopped, sour red malt, lingering fruity aftertaste
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Aroma: Malty with dusty, earthy hops.
Appearance: Ruby red body with a thick white head. Great lacing.
Taste: Hoppy zing. Slightly earthy taste. Very well balanced and moreish.
Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation fizz.
Overall: As always with Orkney beers, great balance.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first the malts come across as strongest in the nose but hops quickly join in. Clear brown body is topped by a strong and lasting off white head tjat coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Pronounced bitterness doesn’t overwhelm the sweet malts and lightly roasty malts that blend wonderfully in the mouth. Medium body with fair to moderate carbonation and wonderful smooth texture in the mouth. This cask is in nice shape! Enjoyed on cask at the Halfway House in Edinburgh in September 2012.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)
Darkish red. Some toffee and roast aroma. Smooth in the mouth, but some sweet caramel too. A bit ’lighter’ than I’d like. No guts.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/2 pint on tap. Clear amber color. Little lacing, sour aroma. Hoppy enough that I mistook it for an IPA, bitter through the aftertaste. Light body. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I didn’t like it much.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Sunninghill Hotel, Elgin. Pours dark copper with a nice head. The nose is biscuity with just a hint of malt bitterness. The taste is dry malt with just some biscuit notes. The palate is medium in body and texture but with a dry astringent finish. Overall, disappointing compared to the bottled version.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on cask in edinburgh during rbesg07. a reddish shade of amber, clear with a steady head; aroma of butterscotch; simple and a little thin with a synthetic tangy lemon aftertaste; pretty unremarkable