Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a red colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, port wine and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering port again. A little dry with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
allmyvinyl (1854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Jeremiah’s tap room. Clear amber-red pour, thick white head. Light aromas of red fruit and biscuit, slight sour note, repeated on the taste. Thin finish. Not the best.
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at Three Judges, Glasgow 20/6/2013. Reddish-amber with a decent, off-white head. Caramel, brown sugar, red berries and a moderately bitter finish. Fine.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 13/04/13.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with reddish hues and a thin off white head.
Nose carries hops, dark malt, sugars, fruits.
Taste follows, darker fruit flavours, sugars, caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
jamestulloch (997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toffee, biscuit and earth. Subdued red fruit notes.
Appearance: Clear ruby body with a medium off-white head that holds well. No visible carbonation. Excellent carbonation.
Taste: Subtle flavour but quite complex. Bitter earth, sweet malt, cherry and plum trying to come to the fore.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a very oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle.
Overall: A decent Bitter. I’d have this again.
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 On tap in Dublin at the l mullingan grocer. Reŕlly nice beer. Alittle bitter at the end but not too much
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Porterhouse Temple Bar. Deep copper red with thin crown of off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is rich malt, dark fruit, earthy hops. Taste is full of rich maltiness, red berries, dark fruit, slight earthy hop bite to finish. Very well balanced, big fan of this.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wandsworth Beer Festival, March 2012. It pours deep red, with a thin white head. The nose is caramel, salted pretzel, lemon and pepper. The taste is caramel, toffee, red fruit, citrus pith, lime, lemon soap, honey and pepper, with some sweetness in the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad.
mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - pours reddish brown with virtually no head and mild fruity aroma, nice fruity taste and aftertaste, very smooth
tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in May 2005. Cask, handpump dispense. Pale garnet red in colour with a thick off white creamy head. Slight note of pink grapefruit in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a digestive biscuit base with juicy blood orange sweetness coming through. Slight hop prickle noted in the short metallic aftertaste but fades fast. Finish is sweet and malty with caramel and orange notes present. This is a decent Scottish export in style and well recommended.