berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the "Taste of Edinburgh" festival. Treacly brown colour with a cream head; smooth and malty in the "heavy" style; sweet and nutty with a touch of bitterness; easy to drink and satisfying.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Bow Bar. Pours brown with a mild head. Some toffee and malt, OK not the best bitter ever.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in Kays Bar, Edinburgh, 20-03-09 on the Craig Crawl Pours conker brown with a creamy beige head. Some slightly tropical fruity notes, its fruity flavoured along with some toffee and malt. Soft in the mouth and a little creamy, its quite a good beer A6 A4 F6 P3 OV11 3.0
Finn (3089) - 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 (5624) - 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 (6905) - 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 (28651) - 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 (5061) - 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 (1189) - 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.