ianwelby (287) - - JUN 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice clear, brown pint with a thin head. I didn’t find the aroma particularly pleasant but the taste was decent enough. A sort of tangy, fruity-but-bitter aftertaste that’d probably stop me drinking more than a couple in one session if there was something else decent on offer.
jd543 (323) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Honey colour with a thin white head. Aroma is biscuity and bready malt. Taste is very sour. This is not a pleasant beer.
JohnRMurdoch (2695) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The State Bat. Reddish ambr brown colour, reasonable head. Fruity malt aroma. Dry caramel malt flavour, bitter aftertaste. Average bitter.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice copper colour with a healthy frothy head. Aroma of toffee and caramel malt, flavour the same and nicely balanced. Medium body and a ice refreshing aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12202) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at cloisters ... copper brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft musty toffee malts nose ... juicy fruits ... soft dry toffee malt ... light dry bitter ... little woody
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ St Ronans, Innerleithen
Golden caramel brown, clear, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma - light toffee, light fruity malts, hint of raisin, bit of dough
Taste - Caramel malts, touch of burnt toffee, quite rich toffee malts, some soft dark fruits, light bread dough, background of a bit earthy bitter hop, nice traditional flavours
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, bitter palate. Finish - biscuitity malts come thorough, soft bitter hops, bit of roasted bitterness in the linger, clean finish
Overall - I thought this was a pretty good bitter
mr_h (2093) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow - clear amber ale, frothy white head, too cold, mild malt, caramel, bit watery, but a good drink
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint, hand-pulled from cask at Guildford Arms. Nice appearance with a deep and clear golden-brown body. Low, stable white head. Leafy hops and caramel malts to the nose. More resin-like hops in flavour mixed with mid-sweet malts. Smooth bitter tail. Satisfying (Edinburgh, 09.04.2012)
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours a brown colour with a thick beige head. Nice and malty with caramel, chocolate and yeast characters also. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. OK.