SaintMatty (5203) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Blue Blazer, Edinburgh) - Copper in colour. Dried fruit, raisins and caramel in the aroma. Fruity taste with sweet raisins, earthy hops and caramel. Really nice.
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet berries and plums over the malt.
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in Landers in Glasgow. Dark brown with a touch of red. Normal head. Very fruity.
Nilz (382) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear but dark ochre ale with an aroma of floral notes and citrus. Taste smooth bitter some citrus and a bit of molasses.
Stuartyboy (635) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Westkirk jdw Ayr deep Amber red beer with strong fruit and malt flavours full bodied and easy drinking a good example of this style of beer
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spoons, Galashiels. Clean, malty brew, looks the part, good 80/- character, liked it!
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Chequers Oxford 02/11/12. A reddy coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Fruity berry notes. Pretty sweet plum notes. Definite malt lead rather than hop lead. decent enough but would like the sweetness toned down.
AshtonMcCobb (2499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours dark amber with a nice head. The nose has toffee and cream with a little bit of raisin in there. The taste is a little bit cardboardy and the malt on the finish is astringent. The palate is medium bodied with a medium thick textjure and a slightly astringent finish, unfortunately. Overall, this is the worst beer I’ve had from this brewery, so I must assume something has not been carried out correctly by the pub, so will need to re-rate.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Aitken Fount @ Diggers, Edinburgh 260712
Caramel brown, clear, creamy head, good lacing
Aroma - dark caramel malts, quite rich sweet dark malts, light hops
Taste - caramel malts, malty, some fruit dark malt, touch of bready malt, hint of spicy hop, nice easy drinking beer, bit of toasted malts, this soft understated beer really works for me
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour
Overall - This is the best 80/- i’ve had...way better than Caledonians.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Decent scottish heavy, though there is very little that is "heavy" about this beer. Light amber appearance with a watery mouthfeel. Mild and a little skunky with a bit of fruit at the end.