mr_h (3419) - Ayr, - FEB 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
jjsint (1214) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thmsboyd (67) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Stuu666 (5652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber red, nose is toffee, biscuit, taste is toffee, crisp, dry.
allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
AshtonMcCobb (3593) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MalcolmTucker (796) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dull as dishwater bitter. It’s drinkable but that is really they only thing I can think to say about it.
Nilz (442) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (3635) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange brown colour, big foamy head. Sour caramel malt aroma. Sweet oaty malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Fairly typical Sulwath beer. They need to improve the quality of their beer.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, just out of date when opened on 4th Aug 2012.
Lovely dark amber body with a thin tan coloured head on top.
The nose and taste combined nicely: malty and yet hoppy too, pine, nuts and caramel vied for prominence with yeast and a mini-hop bittereness also in the mix.
Well balanced and easy to drink, the 5% ABV being nicely hidden. Soft and smooth feel to it.