jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color with a white head. The taste is sweet but rather thin with caramel and slight malty notes.
leaparsons (8031) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Murky orange and brown with a small head. Aromas are nutty, malty and sweet and sour all at the same time. Flavours are fruity malts with some caramel, chocolate. A fair degree of sourness, too. Perhaps my bottle was tainted. I may try it again at some point.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned). Mid amber colour. Roast malt aroma, with hints of wood smoke. As expected, malt dominates the flavour too, but also quite dry - perhaps a little dryer, and lighter bodied, than a definitive version of the style would be. No sweetness whatsoever. Soft, but dry finish. Overall, rather pleasant. Bought from beersinabox.com and badged as "Haggis Hunter" but clearly the same beer as the commercial descriptions match.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with thin off-white head.
Smoked aroma with tones of fudge, pumpkin and carrot.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled.Rustic deep ginger colour with no gas at all. Totally flat. Feels very thin in the mouth. Initial chocolate flavour with certain smoky quality. This all makes it sound better then it actually is.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bridge of Allan continues to produce original and interesting beers not just bottled versions of bog standard bitters.
This one is in the traditional Scotish 80/ style-not as much body as I would prefer but a nice subtle smokey taste. Quite malty and rather drinkable.
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Smokey and very roasty nose. Sweet and malty, clean with salty finish. A medium bodied ale with very Scottish feeling.