Brewed by Tryst
Style: Bitter
Larbert, Central, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Status uncertain. Also bottle conditioned.
Based on a traditional Scottish 80/- recipe with extra additions of aroma hops towards the end of the boil to give a subtle taste of hops and spices.

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, - NOV 2, 2013
500ml bottle conditioned. Pours light brown with minimal off white head.Sweetish caramel and fruit aroma. Flavour is well balanced with noticeable wheat and medium bitterness and sweetness. A very nice 80/-.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6142) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
500ml bottle muled to me from Scotland by my friend AZ - thanks, A!! Dead-looking brown-amber with minimal head. Quite a lot of caramel with a little licorice and sour persimmon - oddly strong for 4%, at least on the nose. Taste - mostly sour and watery. Maybe a bit past its prime?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, fruits, bitterness and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Real Ale Warehouse. Pours clear copper brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of light toffee and herbs. Taste has more herbal bitterness, slight nutty quality. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Abrupt finish. Ok, if a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (744) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Aldi a muddy brown ale with sone carmel notes some fruity notes Light sweetness slightly soapy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (431) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle, as Drovers 80/-. A slightly opalescent dark ruddy ale with a slim white head. Aroma toffee spicy and hoppy. Taste was of malts, caramel and an intriguing soapy hint - I rather liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1730) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle from Aldi. Murky brown body with a thin off-white head. mild aroma of grass, earth and lightly roasted malt. Dull flavour of sweet malt and spicy hops. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A boring Bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Scotland: Thistly cross beer fest. Overly bitter for the style. Not really worht seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
A present from the Falkirk Wheel: my bottle is the ’Wheel Ale’ version. 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD Sep 2013, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 25 July 2013. Lovely looking beer: deep ruby/brown with a huge lightly tanned head on top. Malty smell and taste: crisp and sharp also, this is a complex brew. Roasted malts leap out the glass into your nose, semi-sweet and almost chocolatey in nature. Yeast notes appear as the beer warms a little, adding complexity and interest to the aroma. The taste is a malt led with a blend of tangy hops below the surface giving a wonderful full feel, a yeasty taste also aids the overall flavourings to produce a truly pleasant dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
(cask) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of fresh wort, grass and milk chocolate, with a hint of roasted malt, toffee and raisins. flavour is light barnyard, caramel, milk chocolate and salted popcorn, with a light sweetness and slightly herbal-hoppy light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

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