ianwelby (461) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark reddy-brown beer with a beige head. A roasted malt/coffee aroma. Sharp on the tongue, there’s chocolate in the flavour but dominant is the same malt and coffee mix as in the flavour. It’d got a mild finish which is a mix of the flavours with a lasting toasty, coffee taste on the tongue.
Valinch69 (7) - - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Fine Wine Company. Poured dark brown with a hefty head. Settled down to a frothy white head. Muted Chocolatey, malty aromas but slightly dirty with it. Palate was very light considering the colour with hints of week coffee, overly carbonated. Overall, a disappointing drinking experience, not to be repeated.
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle Spain slaughter pre-drink, thanks for the gift Suus! Neuk is funny in Dutch, means F*ck *giggles* . Dark brown to black colour with a red hue, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, prunes, some cold coffee, toffee, hint of roast. Flavour is light-sweet, watery, cold coffee, prunes, figs, some toffee, light leafy, decent bitter finish. Gets better and gains depth when it warms up. Light-bodied. Nice, but more a Mild Ale to me.
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet, smoky toffee, dry roast, malty, little thin.
MalcolmTucker (727) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nobles. Raisin, toffee and coffee aroma. Lots of almost stout like chocolate in the flavour before a brown sugar sweetness.
AndySnow (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: omh tasting, 2014-04-11.
Appearance: Borwn colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, raisin, caramel.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, dark fruit, coffee.
omhper (19306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Raisin, dextrose and caramel. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel, Caramel, coffee, black currant, low bitterness.
jamestulloch (1315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, gift from Paula. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Weak aroma of milk chocolate and dark fruits. Flavour of wood, light smoke and a hint of liquorice. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation prickle. At best it’s subtle and sessionable, at worst it’s diluted and weak.
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle
My first bottle after getting to the shores of England was a gift. One of several St Andrews beers I have to try this one wasn’t bad. I have had tried stronger scotch ales though. For a lighter session beer you could do much worse. Still, unless it is a half pint I would probably pass except for those who want Scottish ticks.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown base and sandy mocha head look respectable in the glass. Raspberries, light chocolate, and hints of smoked coffee brighten the air. For 5% it is robust and rich.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, dark chocolate, and smoke hang around a carbonated mouthfeel. The burnt finish is a little bland. Overall this was not terrible but at £3.25 a bottle I feel you could get more bang for your buck elsewhere.
jd543 (395) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Low carbonation, so little in the way of a head. Great toffee, caramel malty aroma and flavours, witha light hoppiness. Tasty beer.