mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6413-20140629] Cask and bottle. Toasted grains and malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Rich toasted malt flavour has a sweet woody finish and aftertaste. Medium-full body. Lovely balance, very drinkable. (7/4+/8/4/16) 3.9
Tried in the bottle too: Much roastier and herbal.
(@ The Lade Inn, Callander, Scotland)
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lade Inn. Pours dark brown, nose is sweet, roast malts, blackcurrant, taste is quite sweet, dry, fruity.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from the Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours clear dark brown, no head. Aromas are light liquorice, light dark chocolate, cocoa powder in fact. Taste is sweet toffee. Thin body, short finish. Passable.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-06-29. Crisp dark brown body with a nice creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is pleasant, lightly toasty malt, whispers of sugars, mild cocoa and chocolate. Flavour is similar, sweetish malt core. Light bitterness and very light roast lingers in the finish. Light herbal licorice like character in the bottle 6++ Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Tasty but a touch too mild. I ordered this both on cask and in the bottle by mistake! Interestingly the chilled bottle is actually more full flavoured - a function of the package or serving temperature I wonder? Cask and bottle at Lade Inn, Callander
AshtonMcCobb (3398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Lade Inn.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice head.
Nose - roast aromas with gentle chocolate and toffee.
Taste - creamy gentle chocolate and toffee.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry finish.
Overall - decent but Nose better than Taste.
Imaena (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scotland: Purchased form Real Ale shop on the way to Skye. This is a nice Mild ale with a it more punch than you usually see.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Lade Inn, Callander. Pours clear very dark ruby with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is smooth,with a light tarty fruity note, acidic even, probably not intended by the brewer, which ruins the experience for me.
Nilz (434) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass at the Lade Inn - a pretty dark ruby with a slim white creamy head. Pleasing aroma of caramel and burnt notes. Taste of mild bitter and hops, smooth on the palate. Worth giving it a try.
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Scottish Real Ale Shop. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Mild grassy caramel, liquorice & malt aroma & flavour. Smooth with sweetish afteraste. I am not a big mild fan but this is OK.
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Way hey - this is more like it. Sampled this fine ruby red ale in the Lade Inn on August 2007. For me - this was the best beer in the portfolio and the foreign tourists loved it - judging by the number of ruby red pint glasses!. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby red in colour with a nice contrasting white creamy head. Very rich berry fruit in the strong pleasant aroma and good thick mouth feel. Pale, roast and loads of crystal malts in there, giving a fiery malty base and juicy wine gums. Reminded me very much of Caledonian 125!! with the rich fruit flavours of overripe strawberries and a hint of burnt fudge. No hop at all in the aftertaste but dry oak and leather in the lovely finish. The pick of the bunch for me!