omhper (25351) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 3, 2004
Nut brown. Very fruity with notes of red berries. Sweet and malty with clean, rounded mouthfeel, vital maltiness and a hint of dark chocolate. Grassy bitter finish. Well balanced and really enjoyable.
Reddish brown coloured. The flavour is malty, dark and fruity. Well balanced with quite some complexity. Very enjoyable. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cask conditioned at NERAX 4/28/2005CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2005
Dark, caramel-auburn colored body, foamy white, well-retained head. Fruity nose, deep and expressive with plenty of sweet toffee. Caramel, berries, yeast and earthy malt notes. Very good from the first smell, and just as good while drinking. Or so I thought. Medium body, no wateriness, great malt extraction, hops not overdone.
Cask at Nevisport Bar, Fort William. Dark red. Malty, fruity aroma (sour red fruits), hints of chocolate, grapefruit. Good mouthfeel (medium-firm for the abv). Finishes with promised hop and a bit of sour fruit. Excellent stuff. Sampled the following day in Kinlochleven at the Tailrace Inn - slightly mellower sample, grapefruit and sour red berry thing not as evident, still excellent. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2005
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy copper with large creamy head. Fresh, leafyaroma, hints of orange-peels and tropical fruit. Very fruity flavour of oranges, mango, vanilla and cookies wiith long dry aftertaste. Very good session bitter.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask @ Abbotsford, Edinburgh. Deep red with stable head and lacing. Really nice aroma. Fruity and spicy with a big fresh malt. Flavors are bread, fruit, and spice. Balanced with dry, hoppy, toasty finish. Nuanced but integrated. leaparsons (10655) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Cask. Dark with red tints and a beige head. Aromas are fruity malts with chocolate, spices and oatiness. Flavours are rich and malty with oats, chocolate and fruit. Smooth, moreish and good. Oakes (18199) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Reddish-amber. The aroma is very toasty, breadcrusty - nice - with some fiery, almost smokey warmth to the aroma. The body is toasty, malt-accented but dry, with a hint of burnt breadcrust. Complex malts without being overly sweet. Good balance. This Scottish ale is one of the few I found in Scotland that is close to what Americans think a Scottish Ale is. SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2003
Chappel Beer Fest, Pump. A darkish copper coloured brew with a foamy & bubbly head. Bramble & nettle aroma. A beautiful soft but firm mouthfeel with a lovely darkly fruity flavour and a wonderful surging fruit tinge in the finish. Very nice! albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
April 3, 2005 - Clachaig Inn, Glencoe Scotland. Hand pulled. Deep amber with off white head. Sweet malty aroma with apple notes balanced well with hops. Nice aftertaste leaves you wanting more.