ianwelby (427) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red beer with an off-white head. It has a light fruity scent and the flavour is toasted malt, light fruit and a caramel touch with a crisp, sweet finish.
olio (5897) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a medium sized head. Aroma is extremely nutty and dry with malts, lots of dried fruits, subtle vanilla with hints of chocolate. Flavor is also very nutty and malty, sweet caramel, vanilla and chocolate also. Hints of coffee on the lingering aftertaste. A bit harsh with the malts, could be a lot smoother. Interesting but not as pleasant as I hoped.
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and some red berries. Flavour of red berries, caramel, some wooden notes, toasted malts and grass. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Decent.
jamestulloch (1260) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear body with a medium beige head. No carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of berries, metal and nuts. Flavour of wood, nuts and red fruits. No hint of the alcohol. Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Decent.
jamesie1857 (1342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ SIBA BeerX - Deep ruby body, off white head. Big robust taste of chocolate, liquorice and malt. The nose isn’t as strong as the taste, which is a shame really. Medium body, decent finish. Enjoyed this one!
BenH (2162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown with white head. Aroma pf chocolate, berries and earth
Similar taste, very earthy, little nutty. Medium body with a long finish.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, rich burnt toffee aroma - quite appetizing. Fairly strong-tasting with complex dark malts, rich sugars, complex dark caramelized things like the top of creme brulee. One of the few Scottish Ales I’ve ever had in Scotland.
allmyvinyl (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from alesela. Dark brown pour, reddish hue, little to no head. Metallic coffee and dark chocolate aromas, some treacle. Sweet taste and finish. Ok.
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask.. cloisters i think ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet berry fruit nose ... soft fruits ... sweet blackcurrant malt nose ... mellow and smooth
JohnRMurdoch (3195) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle, present from Douglas. Very dark chestnut brown, not much head. Sweet milky malt aroma. Sweet spicy bubblegum malt flavour. Sharp spicy milky malt aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.