bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours orangish amber spare white head. Aroma is malt toffee with flowery hop aroma. Thinnish/dry with light to medium mouthfeel, and a lingering bitterness in the finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber with an off white head. Big hop and malt aroma. Taste not quite so bold, but there are sweet malts and plenty of bitterness. Wouldn’t go looking for this.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle i see is about as clear as a window can ever be says, in scotish fashion, "Nae", however i choose the one as deep in the shelf as they run, much to the uneasing of the staff in pechams(i probably looked like a fool. Haha, sorry i just though that was funny. Beer: aroma is nutty, with the malt saying alot more than what hops seems to have gone somewhere else, though little stunkiness. Taste is a different sort of malt to what the nose would suggest, but still alright. A decent wee beer indeed.
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle (4.0%)-- deep orange amber, moderate head with lace. Toffee malt aroma with a bit of oakiness. Palate is interesting with a strong scotch similarity, some boxboard dryness, and nicely balanced bitterness. Very enjoyable.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons (I think - maybe Sainsbury’s?). Spicy hop aroma. Thin bodied. Good hoppy finish. Better than I expected.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a smooth head. The aroma is hops and toffee and the flavour is very dry, floury and slightly caramel. Overall a nice dry English beer.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking beer with a tight white head. The nose is similar to Bishops Finger, quite distinctive and not to my liking really. a medium bodied brew with reasonably well balanced flavours...ok, I suppose.Bottle from Morrisons Weatherby.
highlandlad (1395) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent English pasteurised session ale. Poured a bright amber with a tall meringue-like head that shows some length. Sweet caramel notes in the aroma, with some herbacious hops. The toffee-like malt has some real bite at first sip. The hops are very restrained in this, providing a very mild finish. The palate is thin but typical of a quaffing ale. (500ml bottle)
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep orange/brown with an ordinary beige head. Strong hop aromas with some caramel malt notes. Flavour dominated by hops and bitterness. some fruitiness. dry, short bitter finish.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On (chilled) tap at Old Endeavor, Dover, England. Right, well, quite smooth and creamy as it goes, sort of a hybrid between Guinness and ale, but with an amber colour. Alright, and certainly quaffable, but something makes you unhappy with it after drinking so many good cask ales.