Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JUN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, 2012. Pours a dark golden colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, musty yeast, candy sugar, alcohol and a little smoke. Similar musty flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite dry and mildly bitter with lingering candy sugar and alcohol.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malt, toffee and light caramelish. Mild fruity, sweet and light sugarish impression. Smooth frui and lingering sweet finish, light bitter finish.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale copper in colour with a thin white head. A slight hint of butterscotch in the short aroma. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel but excellent lacing. Pale malt base gives a biscuity note with pink grapefruit and redcurrant evident. Could not detect any butterscoth flavour despite being present in the aroma though. Earthy damp hop flavour with a metallic edge appearing in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry woody redcurrant notes and a warm alcoholic burr. This is a Strong Ale but one that lacks depth and complexity of flavours for ales of that strength, tasting more like a 5.5%
Nilz (221) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red with an off white head with coarse lacing. Aroma sweet floral and malty. Taste sweet malty dry fruits minimal bitterness. Fine enough, although I was left wondering if it is a bit of a missed opportunity to have made more of a statement as the name implied something of a landmark.
AleTsar (1337) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Capital Asset, Perth 181012
Amber, dense white thin head, clear, good lacing
Aroma - light caramel malts, very dull nose
Taste - sweet pale caramel malts, some honey, smooth creamy pale malt, booze not well hidden at all, some grain, simple dull flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily smooth. Finish as main flavour, dull, bitterish bit metallic booze, sweet light grain malt
Overall - At 7% i’d expect a lot more flavour than this...dull
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half, cask ale at Pot Still, many thanks to mr_h. White layer on the surface of a dark amber coloured body. Aroma of caramel malts added by the vapour of alcohol. Sweet fruity taste mixed with earthy malts. Ends dry with alcohol on the swallow. Medium bodied. So and so (Glasgow, 12.04.2012).
mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (12 Apr 12) - clear amber ale, medium white head, bit cold, alcohol aroma, fruity, alcohol, sweet
JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Pot Still. Copper brown colour, not much head. Fruity resin aroma. Rich fruity alcohol liquorice flavour. A bit sickly & unbalanced. Don’t like this one.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 cask at standing order ... amber thin white head ... sweet slightly syrupy toffee fruit nose ...sweet toffee malts ... light orange hop ... litle smoke ... little insipid for 7percent
cask at sorder ... amber... thien white head ... soft syrupy orange ... soft oily fruits ... quite vegative ... 2.9