Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours deep ruby-red with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, red berries, caramel and hay. Flavor is sweet and malty with some hay and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.
ha1ag (657) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An other from Ben! Dark brown color with a thick creamy off-white head. Slightly roasted nose. Aroma is roasted with soft bready malts and hops. Flavour is toffee, roasted malts with slightly bitter finish. The bottle says Scottish Ale, RB says bitter. It is too soft and roasty for a bitter.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty malt with light chocolate notes, torrefied, nice. In mouth, a rather watery nutty malt, thin and tired, light metallic notes, grassy. Tasted with GRM, Probstblueribbon and Ian, July 20 2012.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass. 20JL12.
App.: Clear ruby-copper with no head.
Aroma: Pleasant brown sugar, lightly fruity, a light bright fruitiness, not bad.
Palate: Medium body, moderately low effervescence.
Flav.: Reasonable fruitiness, some brown sugar, a little tired; basically dry with minimal bitterness.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. Dark, brownish amber colour, off white head, aroma of malt and some toffee, taste has a malty, yeasty backbone and some toffee. Very good for the style.
BoBoChamp (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl, Scottish brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly roasted, easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, simple brew
EithCubes (4409) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by JUN 2013. Nose is crystalline, light fruit and a caramel base, light roast. Pours dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Oily malty body, light roast and chocolate, a little more fruit. Faint hopping, swirling toffee and caramel mix with earth, but they’re down low. Malty light body but not watery, has a little spring in its step and works as lightweight.
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gift from the Scotsman. Bottled. This brew had a pleasant roasted malt , chocolate and caramel malt aroma and flavor. The finish was mild hop and bread. It was decent.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour with a tan head. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Hints of roasted malt and caramel. Moderate sweet malt and light roasted flavour. Also a bit fruity. Plum maybee.
[Bottle from Meny at Oslo City in Oslo, Norway}
tfredvik (799) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep copper body, with a small, frothy, light-brown head, fair lacing. Sweet malty moderate aroma with lightly roasted notes, dark caramel, chocolate and sweet dark fruits. Subtle and inviting! I actually forgot to note how much sweetness I found in the taste, but as far as I can remember it was moderate to light. The finish is light to moderate bitter. The flavours follow the aroma, with the same delicious roasted notes, caramel and sweet dark fruits. A bit light bodied, but at the same time a very pleasant smooth texture and soft carbonation. I really liked this one!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]