aleksander9 (1874) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
Black with small tan head. Toffee, licorice and some "gløgg". Sweet, floral and spicy finish. Overall: the "gløgg" caught me by surprise! sound67 (776) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2015
Maker: The Arran Brewery, Arran Islands, Scotland ***
Beer: Clyde Puffer (cask, at The Standing Order, Edinburgh ) ***
Style: Stout ***
ALC.VOL. : 4.5% ***
"A stout with a deep black colour. Sweet and mellow with a low hop taste." (Brewery notes) ***
Colour: Dark brown with red reflexes, small creamy beige head. ***
Nose: Dark chocolate, mild coffee toffees. Slightly sweet. ***
Texture: Medium body, slightly creamy. Still a bit watery as well. ***
Taste: Mildly sweet at first, with caramel and milk chocolate, vanilla. Wee floral notes raise their head then, sweetness ebbs off. Some coffee coming in towards the finale, chocolate is just a memory, i.e that’s the aftertaste. Dark chocolate and vanilla. ***
Impressions: Good medium - strength stout that could be better with a little more body. Characteristic and quaffable, just a little bland. MrJamesMcEwan (248) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
* Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown, with a tan coloured head.
* Aroma is medium, malty, with burnt toast, caramel, red fruits.
* Palate is light body, low carbonation, very fine bubbles, smooth.
* Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, caramel, oats, slight chocolate & berries.
* Finish is thin, light, quick, bitter & drys with a hoppy grassy finish.
* Overall very thin, caramel & oats. allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Cask at the Old Black Bulk, Preston. Pours clear light brown with a thin white head. Aromas of... Well... Faint nuttiness maybe. Taste is very thin. Forgettable finish. nihtila (3870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
Cask at Standing Order. Pours darkruby brown. Nose is dark malts, red fruits. Taste is slightly sweet dark malts, light chocolate.
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
500ml Bottle brought back from Scotland by my friend AZ - thank you!!! Deep but clear and bright brick red with a large lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Smells like a light Scottish Ale with some light floral/herbal bitterness; toasty toffee sweetness, no alcohol of note. Taste - follows, but some decided metallic sourness ... perhaps a slightly old bottle? Note too off-putting, would be very nice fresh, on cask I think - maybe a hint of peat? Light body, solid cabonation, a little acidic (oh well) and quick-finishing ... maybe a little syrupy, but thin. If I ever see it again I will revisit. mike_77 (7034) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Some roasted malts in the aroma. Flavour is not particularly intense but there’s slightly smokey, dark roasted malt taste in the finish. Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours black, aroma of chocolate and liquorice, taste is similar, coffee, sweet. gegwilson (3787) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Booth’s. Mahogany with a cream head. Some toasty notes along with red fruits and some coffee. Quite smooth but a bit thin. OK. wvhoran (477) - Tasmania, - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark red colour with a dissipating off-white head. Malty nose with toasted and caramel notes. Flavour has some malt depth, with some roast malt notes. Body is fairly thin, there is some nice hopping but it’s lacking other stout qualities. Still good.