CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. Enjoyable, much hoppier than the usual Scottish 80/- style beers. Not dark so much as amber. Fruit and spice flavours along with the hop. DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on hand pump at the Derby CAMRA beer festival on 10/02/05.
Dark brown colour.
Dry, bitter, pretty standard/solid dark bitter. harrisoni (18821) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Cask handpull at Oran-Mor, Glasgow. Very drinkable, decent dark malts, reasonably light in the malts though. Nice though, some choc/coffee. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Deep ambery brown colour with small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hop along with dark dry fruits and caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, dark dry fruits, some hoppyness as well as some toffee. mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at jdw Aberdeen. Chestnut brown / copper coloured pour with a stodgy speckled cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts with touch of caramel woody twigs and some dried fruits. Flavour follows with some raisin, nutty malts, twigs and berry notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and moderately low carbonation. Drinks pretty well.
Theydon_Bois (19805) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Cask avec full Scootish breakfast at the Archibald Simpson, ABZ, 21/06/14.
Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering that retains.
Nose is malt based, light tobacco, earthy cocoa leangings, biscuit.
Taste comprises brown bread, dark malt, cocoa rub, dark fruit tones, raisens.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitter trace in the close.
Decent enough fayre.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2007
Cask conditoined @ South Western Arms, Soton. Chocolatey malts and liquorice flavours. Earthy hops complement the light roastiness, creamy feel but not too sweet. I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more without the smooth thick body, which some people probably like. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010
Peppery hop aroma. Bronze coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish. witthatsbier (569) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
nose has grain with some caramel and smoke,dark brown with cream head,malty with smokey tones bitter finish,overall a fair beer .pump clip proclaimed it had won best dark brown beer in the world at WBA awards,stupid category and totally unbelievable that this comes anywhere near being a champion beer,just a reasonable but average beer Towey1989 (2945) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of maltloaf, nuts, some caramel, slight toasty malts and earthy hops. Taste is similar of maltloaf, caramel, nuts, toasty malts, some twigs, subtle raisin and earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, toffee like finish with subtle toasty bitterness. A malty bitter with subtle fruit flavours and toasty bitterness, good body too. Very drinkable.