jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draught) pours a hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy butter, some bread dough, treebark and green apple. flavour is more butter and raisins, with a hint of earth and toffee, very bland. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper red with fine marshmallow head. Dusty caramel and hedge clippings on nose. Sweet red berry malts, quite dry on the tongue, full bodied and gentle carbonation. Digestive biscuit caramalt finish.
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cloisters. Amber pour, nice white head. Aromas of biscuit and red fruit. Caramel sweetness on the taste, nice balancing light bitterness. Easy drinking and very sessionable.
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cloisters, Edibnurgh. Amber body, a bit of sweetness in the aroma, but not too notable. Nice sweet malt and bitter hops in the taste, balanced. Not bad.
jamestulloch (1449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Mild aroma of toffee, red fruits and lime.
Appearance: Amber body with a thin beige head. Great lacing.
Taste: A real thirst quencher - it’s really light and moreish. Lightly roasted malt, toffee apple and a slightly peppery finish.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Flat carbonation.
Overall: A very easy drinking Bitter.
MrW (428) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Cloisters, Edinburgh.
Malty aroma, caramel, cheesy.
Amberbrownish, thick creamy head, lacing.
Nuts, balanced, bread, gently fades.
Medium body, rapidly gone.
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on cask somewhere in Edinburgh]
Earthy hops aroma in balance with sweet caramel and toffee and apple. Clear red-brown under a lasting, off-white cover. Smooth and creamy gentle toffee flavour with subtle hops bitterness balanced by sweet malt. Hops flavour apparent and earthy and a bit spicy. Light to medium body, low carbonation, sweet toffee finish.
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Cloisters, Edinburgh
Ruby caramel brown, clear, thin head, no lacing
Aroma of dark caramel malts, dark fruits, sweet dark malts
Taste as aroma...soft flavour...ok
Palate - soft carb, medium body, soft dark fruits, mellow. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Quite ok, easy drinking, not much going on but quite pleasant
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh (22 Mar 12) - lightly hopped fruity aroma, clear dark brown ale with a creamy tan head, sweet, smooth, nice and fruity, lovely
muffel (135) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cloisters. Deep reddish brown color with white head. No carbonation, very smooth. Aroma is lightly hoppy. Flavor is fruity and malty. Dry hoppy finish.