gegwilson (3204) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Post Office in Hawkshead. Pours a cloudy chestnut colour with a thin cream head. The aroma has banana, clove, bread and toffee. The taste starts slightly sharp with citrus before more lemony citrus along with light banana, clove and yeast notes. Mildy sour too. Not quite what I was expecting, but OK.
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from bottle shop in Keswick - Hazy brown body, thin off-white head. Nose is a bready yeasty malt, not too strong. Taste is a warming fruit malt loaf, little alcohol burn, tastes a lot stronger than the ABV. Nice one, Thoroughly enjoyable tipple.
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. It pours deep brown with a small white head. The nose is dried fruits, brown sugar, fruit cake, earth and candy. The taste is cola, dark fruit, dried berry, fruit cake, plum, fig, candy and caramel with a sweetish finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Drinkable enough, but no real depth. Alreet.
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy brownish amber, brief head.Spicy nose with grains, licorice and apples. Quite dry with caramel and saké. Medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Grainy iicorice. Mid bitter finish.
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ The Hanging Bat
AROMA: fruity with hoppy overtones, strong smell of spruce
APPEARANCE: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam,
TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
PALATE: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
OVERALL: ok attempt at a Belgian dubbel, has not got the body and too much overtones in spruce and hop.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at bat. Pours dark amber with white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast esters, banana and dark fruits. Taste has spice, banana, esters. Slightly sweet. Not ny idea of a good time
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh 071112
Dark copper, clear, no head
Aroma - red berry fruits
Taste - red berry fruits, soft yeast esters, some caramel toffee malts, slight bready yeast, fruity caramel
Palate - very little carb, thinnish body, quite oily. Finish as main flavour, touch of alcohol, bit too thin
Overall - Quite a tasty ale but it was too thin
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Holyrood. Reddish orange copper, thin white head fades to nothing. Sweet candy fruits, soft caramel, dry honeyish thing going on on the nose. Soft malty sweet front, quickly overtaken by dry earthy hop flavours. Touch of roast, light resin, soft dry malt finish. Not bad, not great.
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 cask at 9A ... copper ... thin lacing ... soft spicy zezty dry woody hop nose ... sweet berry fruits ... light yeast ... soft candi sugers ... lots of brries but quite sweet sugers ... intersting
cask at hanging bat .. deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft yeast big aniseed ... soft malt nose .. juicy malts ... dark fruits ... tick at 3.5
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastel. Dark brown with a malty, honey and smoke whisky falvour and a sweet caramel spicy finish.