minutemat (405) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Shrewsbury Beer Festival. Beautiful citrusy lemon nose continuing to a juicy hop taste and caramel character.
danlo (671) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Clear ruby amber colour, foam off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel & fruity hop. Taste is an intial hit of roast malt with coffee notes then tropical fruit citrusy hoppyness. Smoouth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter cleanish finish. Very drinkable.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint from the cask menu at The Hanging Bat. Unclear, mid-brown coloured body. Diminishing beige head. Dotted spots to the glass. Malt-fruity aroma, citrus and caramel. Flavours of grapefruits, wheat and caramel sweetness leading to a plain, dry bitter ending. Medium bodied. Satisfying (Edinburgh 07.08.2013).
allmyvinyl (961) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear dark amber ornage with good white head. Best beer of the night in terms of aromas - big tropical fruit notes, grapefruit and biscuits. Bitter finish. Thick and full-bodied, good carbonation. An excellent beer.
Beersiveknown (2091) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
keg at the bat 11/7
penultimate beer of the thursday night, was pleased to find this as i’d passed on the opportunity to buy a bottle
garnet red-brown with tight beige head. soft palate with medium carbonation, damson jam on toast washed down by a cup of assam tea. another to revisit on a clean palate.
HopRedHead (291) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Hanging Bat in Edinburgh. First beer in a while cause I have tonsilitis, thought I’d brave it for a beer. Smells like piney resin hops, toasty malt and a touch of tropical fruits. Taste buds are a bit under the weather but here goes; pine needles, grapefruit, floral hops, toasty malts and a touch of bread. Nice flavour complemented by a conspicuous bitterness. Tastes like a red IPA to me, awesome beer.
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a red-amber beer with a sweet red fruity and caramel flavour, orange marmalade notes and tropical fruit on the finish. Very Good indeed.
teorn88 (1603) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a translucent dark amber with a thin white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts and bubblegum. Taste is of caramel malts and ashtray. Could use more hops.
Theydon_Bois (5195) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh (from Nina’s Mini Market) - 08/12/12.
Hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that retains having firstly escaped to the edge and formed a film.
Nose is bitter pine, hops, lght fart, touch of mango, grapefruit, a little smoke.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, dark bitter orange, hops, pine, orange pith, caramel, mango, mineral tones.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super easy tan head that builds up, thickens and endures. Waves of beading to this slightly hazy orange brown colour. Some sap, more juice and less edge with some flicks of morishness.Maybe some papya in there too. Bitterness comes at the end after a pause and the aftertaste.
A refined 5am Saint. But better.