AshtonMcCobb (1741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ The Pheonix, Dundee. Pours amber with a nice head. The nose has malt and caramel. The taste has also a bit of nuttiness as well as more caramel and malt. The palate is light in body but well balanced and the finish is not as astringent as I’d assumed it was going to be, based upon the nose. Overall, a solid citizen.
mr_h (2076) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh (9 Jun 12) - clear golden amber ale, thin off-white head, mild caramel malt aroma, good temperature, bit of caramel, roasted barley, bit watery, no unpleasant bitterness
Jonb5 (286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint, 4.3% abv ruby copper colour, tiny tanned head, hazy. Smelled of rasins and slightly off cherries. Tasted wheaty/grainy with a long bitter roasted malty finish. Fairly smooth. Overall decent bitter but not outstanding.
BeerViking (1786) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham. Pleasant enough malty brown session beer, well balanced.
stravale (1678) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Abbey Inn, Kinloss
Light brown, clear, with thick 1cm white head.
Typical Caledonian smell of popcorn, hint of butter and sweet malt.
Sweet malt, bitter hops, bit of butter..hmmm..sort of a better version of McEwans (!)
Palate - bittersweet, finish of cereal and malt, low carb, bit watery.
Overall - yeah yeah zzzzzz,. drinkable, but very ordinary. BTW was in very good condition