Brewed by Sulwath
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Castle Douglas, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
Dark copper coloured, with pronounced tastes of malts and hops.

mr_h's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4033) - Ayr, - FEB 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - hazy orange brown, creamy off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, toffee, caramel, yeasty, apply, sweet but unbalanced

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (322) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Dark and looks home brew. No head whatsoever. Bit soapy. Served too cold and got better as warmed.yup malts coming through now. Seems low score in review but I would take again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1394) - USA - OCT 13, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from the brewery by parents. Enjoyable dark full bodied ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Tasted this at the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 18th July 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin pale buff head. Aroma hasd a malty overtone with hedgerow berry fruit evident. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a moist maltloaf base with hints of raisin fruit. Earthy aftertaste has a damp leaves quality to the hoppy aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with fruit notes of bramble and cherry. A decent ESB which tastes its strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1665) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bottle from the Sulwath Brewery Tap, Castle Douglas, consumed on site. Tawny brown, with a slight off-white head. Aroma of hazelnut, malt, caramel. Tiniest vegetal note. Sweet malty taste with herbal edges. The naked honesty of this brewery excites me: the beers are so simple, and they either work or don’t. This one does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (170) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle BBE: 6/6/15. Well-chilled. Clear, deep copper body with a minimal tan head. Strong, bready cereal notes. Toasty. Some dried fruit. Slightly resinous hop notes and a little cheese. Medium caramel sweetness, with only a light bitterness and no real perceptible sour notes. Light-bodied, particularly considering the weighty flavours. A thin, yet clouded texture. Low carbonation with a lingering smoked finish. Overall, a beer with some potential, although the body and mouth-feel don’t match the anticipation of the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber red, nose is toffee, biscuit, taste is toffee, crisp, dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
allmyvinyl (7166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear dark brown, thin bubbly white head. Aromas are mostly vinegar at first, resolving to fruit cake (maybe sour fruit cake?). Taste is more of the same, sadly. Didn’t finish this, which is rare for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop. Appearance - amber red with a nice head. Nose - subtle toffee and slightly elusive biscuits. Taste - much more pronounced toffee and biscuits Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - really enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (882) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
A dull as dishwater bitter. It’s drinkable but that is really they only thing I can think to say about it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (472) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Darkish amber ale with a creamy if slim off-white head. Aroma minimal taste mild malt gentle bitter pleasant enough, My own preference might have been for a bit more prominent flavours though pleasant enough.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50