omhper (19663) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Copper coloured. Grassy hop aroma. Malty and rather sweet. Low bitterness. More conventional than most their other brews.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ White Horse, Parsons Green SW6. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Slightly sweetish malty nutty caramel flavor with some earthy hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty nutty caramel finish.
cgarvieuk (14700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Scottish Real Ale festival 2009 ... Copper ... sweet fruity malt nose ... juicy and fruity ... watter hop ... little bitter not for me.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber; complex, layered maltiness, like rye bread crusts.
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a small white head. Weak fruity aroma with currant notes. Dry and thin fruity and malty flavour
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001
Mid brown coloured and very bitter on the palate. Malt and hop finish.
leaparsons (8174) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ah, the might Traquair house. Shame this is a let down. Aromas are light grain and some spice. The flavour is the trouble - thin malts, watery with a chalky, not bitter, finish. Give me the House Ale!
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the White Horse.
Ruby amber colour with an oily film. Malty and metallic aroma with some very slight sour fruit. More metallic notes in the flavour. A big let down considering the quality usually associated with this brewery. Given a little while to open up after pouring it gives up some caramel and tobacco and the metallic note has all but gone. So so at best.
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Cloisters. It pours clear deep amber-brown with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is toasted brown, grainy, mild caramel, earth and wood. The taste is smooth, toasted grain, brown, wood and leather with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Simple malt-driven job. OK, but probably their poorest offering.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium white creamy head. Faintly hazy coppery body. Fruity wooden aroma with vinegary notes. Dry-sweet perfumy caramelly fruit taste with wooden roasty notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry-acidic fruity caramel aftertaste with wooden notes. Not bad. (0.25l cask, Guildford Arms, Edinburgh.)