Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Halfway House, Edinburgh 12 Nov 08. Dark brown colored – almost black. A small tanned creamy head. Modest malty aroma. Sweet fruity flavor with some malty hints. Hardly any bitterness. A bit disappointing.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 29/01/09. Reddish-amber with next to no head. Malty aroma, with some fruit and a slight hint of smoke. Flavour had some sweet malt, red fruit and a short bitter finish. An enjoyable change from English bitters.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, half pint. Mahogany body under a low, off-white head. Nice laceworks. Weak aroma of fruitlike malts. Plain malty initial taste, becoming more fruity and bitter towards the ending. Medium bodied. A wonderful experience sitting at the old island bar and gantry at Abbortsford in Edinburgh [25.10.2008].
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a creamy and tan head. Mild roasted and maty aroma. Flavour too is mild roasted and mild malty with a smooth towards breadish roasted note. Mild spiced and malty roasted finish. Nice one.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
St. Andrews, Scotland.
On tap, 250708.
Dark red with small white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor is caramel and red berries.
kmacphail (37) - Isle of Lewis, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed my first pint of this in a great wee pub in Edinburgh called the Dagda Bar. A dark ruby pint with a nice thick head that showed good retention throughout the pint. The nose was sweet malts and fruit with a slight hint of roastiness added. The taste was a typical 80/~ malty and fruity with a nice sweet aftertaste. A nice heavy body finished off a very nice beer. Nice enough for me to order another.
RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Dark red with a thin white head. Nose is fruity and sickly malts, sugar. Mouth is quite straightforward malty and some dark fruit. Really quite boring.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
STBF07. Malty, hints of honey and fruit. Taste is a similr beast, however bland, theres no finish, its another bloody traditional scottish beer that everyones had 40 times already.
cgarvieuk (11022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2012 Light ruby , with a strong fruit nose, and a very sweet strong fruit malt that slips down the palate smoothly.
at traverse, as traverse ale ... deep red ruby ... creamy tan head ... soft dry toffee malt nose ... juicy malts ... soft mellow creamy roast malts ... light dry toffee malt linger ... soft smooth creamy palate 3.9