CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Weatherspoon’s Edward Wylie in Glasgow (beer fest guest). Sparse head. Dark brown in colour. Malt predominant in nose, caramel/toffee/licorice. Roasty, smoky finish. Good example of 80/- style.
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cracker malt and mild aromatic hop aroma.
Orange brown, low creamy head.
Quite fruity flavors (peach,apricot, apples), cracker malt and pine hops - quite nice.
Slightly fizzly mouthfeel, fruity aftertaste.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must say I was quite impressed with this, even though it is in a style, and a presentation (pasteurised bottle) that I don’t often enjoy. Deepish chestnut colour. Toffee and malt aroma. Fruit and more toffee in the flavour, but more hop and bitterness than is normal in a Scottish ale which, in my view, can only improve it. Finishes dry and clean. Nicely brewed and nicely balanced. I would like to try this on cask. A good effort from a new brewery (although it seems to have some connection with Bridge of Allan). 500 ml bottle from Tesco. BBE 20 July 2005.
DanielBrown (3627) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Anchor, Birmingham. Nice friendly beer, which I’m glad has already been added as I wasn’t sure what style it was! A dark black beer, but very light and fruity, lacking the expected roasted malt. Reminds me of Frys Chocolate Cream. Subtle, slightly talcy aroma. A splendid pint.
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Tesco. Bronze, shortlived off white head and aggressive condition. Muted toffee and caramel aromas with just a suggestion of peat smoke. Thin and fruity with hints of caramel and carbonation in the mouth and a developing sweet smokiness in the finish. Strange chilli heat sensation as you swallow.
RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ale with a frothy light head and hopped roasted aroma with a slight caramel flavour that has a dry hopped flavour. Overall a good Scottish ale.