Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Last Drop, Edinburgh, £3.70/pint.
Dark brown beer with a thin, cream-coloured head. Basically no nose at all to speak of. The taste for the most part is very sweet with malty caramel, toffee and fudge flavours coming through on a thick, smooth palate. There’s no hop action at all. Pleasant at first sip but by the end of the pint it was a little sickly. I’d have been better off just having a half. Probably a decent example of a "classic Scottish heavy" but not really my thing.
Cokemonkey11 (348) - - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint, scotch Hop, cask. Pours dark Ruby brown with a medium tan perfect foam subsiding slowly. Scent is light ale yeast. Taste is nice creamy nut body with little else. Finish is clean and dry. Good.
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown colour. Taste is malty and sweet. Typical Scottish Heavy. Gravity tap at Northwich beer festival 2015. Very good
redders1974 (694) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice bitter pours chestnut with small head some nuts in taste along with malts and hops ok stuff
sudomorph (1009) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4.4%abv real ale at Deacon Brodies. Pours a deep caramel/ruby with a one finger, creamy head that thins to a thick film but leaves a nice coating. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, toffee, hints of roast, and traditional spicy/earthy hops. Taste is balanced with slight fruity English yeast notes. Sweet caramel, toffee, bread, and a great ending. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. A touch thin but still creamy with a slightly dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Caramel, toffee, slight fruity yeast notes, and a great mouth feel.
zimbo (862) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once upon a time cask at Bow Bar.
Decent deepish brown colour with a pleasant bready malt quality. Fine constant thin line of head. Strong and edgy with some lines of joy on the tips. Good.
nihtila (2559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Haymarket. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is berries, caramel. Taste is caramel sweet, wood, light berries.
ladnewton (1726) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 14th December 2014. Clear copper with non-lacing foam ring. Malty aroma. A Maltzfest in-mouth with sweet berries and nutty kick. Sweet caramel malts, berries and sweet citrus in finish. Light mouthfeel and medium body.
Pith (160) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gentle coffee aroma. Lighter than expected. Less palate, but hints of nature purple grape in the middle. Ending on a maltier note.
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brown, nice tan pocked milkshake head. Vague nutty/bready aroma, flavor is satisfying blend of bread and toffee. Quite homey. Very smooth, if a bit thin.