harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris_o birthday bash 08. Chestnut with disappearing head. I thought it was alright. Decent hop. Fine, bit sherberty again. Bottle brought down by my friiend Charlie from Falkirk.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris Oís.
Dark amber with a thin white film. Nice grassy, almost US hop nose but very skunky. Flavour is similar but thankfully not skunky at all. Reminds me of a very mellow US IPA with a bit of extra malt.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (bottle conditioned) at London tasting, May 2008 (courtesy harrisoni). BBE March 2009. Clear amber colour. Surprisingly prominent tangy, fruity hop aroma for a Scottish 80/-. Perhaps the late additional aroma hopping accounts for that. More malty on the palate, with some smoky notes, although the mouthfeel has slightly ashy feel and falls away a little. Nonetheless itís a pretty tasty, if not entirely traditional 80/-, although I have no problem with that as I am not a big fan of stingily hopped Scottish ales.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris Oís. Amber with a small white head. Spicy, herby hops. Slight honey sweetness, a little sourness, metallic fizz and low bitterness. Not bad.
AndrewC (288) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle conditioned. Redish brown colour with the aroma of stewed red fruit. Red fruit flavours in the front of the mouth lingering into stawberry ice-cream. The finish though is of roasted sugar and a harsh bitterness. The finish grew on me but even by the end wasnít pleasant. Shame as everything other than that was great.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 12/07/2007
Fruit and hop aromas. Golden amber coloured hoppy and slightly citrus flavour with some dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Aroma seems about as 80/- as a f! Citrus, hint of ple malt, grapefruit dominates. Taste is similar dry caramel comes through, grassy finiszh.