Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown. The aroma has rich fruits and dark sugars. Sweetish, slightly fruity with caramel accents. Decent complexity. Soft body. Sweetish finish. A good one, their best beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Guildford Arms. Garnet with a great head. Great bready aroma with currants. Flavors are similar with lots of sweet dried fruits, currants and sultanas. Good bread crust malt flavors. Very nice!
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Deep brown colour, small head. Aroma is bready and caramel malty, some mild dark dry fruits, mild leathery notes as well as some nuttyness. Flavour is mildly ashy, leathery, caramel malty and dark fruity. Quite pleasant.
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2010 Cask @ The State Bar. Mild fruitcake aroma. Dark brown colour with reddish tinge. Fruitcake, biscuit and cereal flavour. Quite smooth.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at 5th English Rose Beer Festival, Luton, Bedfordshire. Very dark brown. Sweet, musty aroma of ripening silage. Leathery taste with a hint of aniseed. Slight bitterness. Rough and rather pleasing.
mr_h (3089) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Cask Ale - hand pump at State Bar, Glasgow - very easy drink, smooth, sweet, delightful
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The State. Dark brown - reddish colour, off-white head. Nose is nice malted and fruity. Hint of farm smells. Flavour is malty, fruity, Low carbonated. Well drinkable.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh. Described by the bar man as “heavy,” and it was compared to the other beers that day. Dark brown with red. Thick, rich, and malty, yet not overly sweet. Good balance and nice.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) at the Great British Beer Festival Day 3, August 2006. Dark brown colour. Malty aroma and flavour - some fruit. So far, pretty much in line with conventional wisdom on the character of Scottish (geographically rather than stylistically) beers. However, there is a light dusting of earthy hops towards the finish. Not particularly to my taste but decent enough.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the State Bar, Glasgow 2/07/09. Dark brown with reddish hints and a decently sized, off-white head. Fruity malt aroma with a touch of toffee. Slightly vinous mouth feel, with more sweetish fruit and a softly bitter finish. Good.