Home >

Traditional Scottish Ales Red Torpedo

Formerly brewed at Black Wolf
Style: Bitter
Stirling, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Occasional.
This ruby-red beer combines four varieties of malt and three varieties of hops, creating a full-bodied, rich, malty flavour, light and refreshing character and a lightly hopped aftertaste. Hops used: First Gold, Hallertau, Smarago

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours copper amber, nose is grassy, malty toffee, taste is similar, light fruit.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Pint in Crystal Palace, Glasgow. Dark in appearance, with a light head. Malty on the nose. Disgusting toffee taste. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Not one I’d buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask @ The Hengler’s Circus JDW. Hazy copper brown colour, reasonable head. Sour grassy malt aroma & flavour. Spicy bitter aftertaste. Poor bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
12th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer. Light soft palate. Zero carbonation! Light malt and helium light hops. Turns sweeter on the back of the tongue. Orange, subtle bubblegum and even a little strawberry. Finishes soft and a little dry Slightly odd flavour profile but very drinkable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Sampled this ruby ale in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale red amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Malty aroma with a sweet fruity watermelon note to it. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a juicy fruit note of wine gums with a sweet intense flavour of blackcurrants and rasberries. Really hard to detect any hop presence which is very very faint in the aftertaste and does not linger. The malt however comes through in the sweet finish (well its a Scottish ruby ale) with a fruity watermelon note. A fine session ale and a decent effort from TSA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Chestnut amber with a small white head. Odd malty aroma with traces of yacht varnish and tomato juice. Paint and varnish come to the fore in the taste, and to be honest, I don’t really like it. Some bitterness. 30.3.11. Same location. Again I didn’t like the aroma. This time I noted rotted grass. Taste was a pleasant enough earthy malt with a little sourness. Rating:

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow. Amber/Red with an off white head. This was the last of the 50 JDW festival beers that I tried, a while after the event ended. Half a pint was more than enough of this malty diacyl bomb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 08/11/2008 Hop aroma. White head. Bronze coloured and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp hop and malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Copper with a thin loose cream head; malty aroma; soapy mouthfeel, thin body, malty flavour; lightly bitter finish. Rather disappointing overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Robert Fitzharding (JDW), Bristol 18/11/09. Reddish-amber in colour with a slight, off-white head. Malty, red fruit and caramel aroma with a touch of earthiness. Sweetish, bready malt aroma with some berry fruit and lightly bitter finish. Ok.

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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
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