Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Hoppier than Belhaven Scottish Ale, and a bit more bitter. I can’t remember much else, so take that as you may. imdownthepub (15526) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Lidisfarne Meadery, Holy Island, Northumberland. Reddish amber with slight head. Thinnish, sharp but slightly sweet boys bitter. A caramel, malty note, some interest for the abv, but not one to return to. Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
One of the saved ones from the brewery visit, summer 2008!
Bottle 8 C, 2009-01-01, Scotland
AP: Dark amber
F: dry, roasted
Wasen’t so funny after the Robbie (Robert Burns, Belhaven) cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2009
dark brown in clolour witha roasted malt nose and a roasted full maly flavour . bottle Moved as my Cask rating had both cask and bottle entered there. stchloe (1118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2009
For coming from overseas, and in a bottle, this is a really good Scottish ale. Quite hard to believe actually.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : 2   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : 1   Cereals : 1   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 2   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : 1   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 1   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Grapey, vinous and sweet, watery mild.
A clear moderate brown color with white head. Aroma had a bit of roast flavor. A very smooth medium-bodied malty taste made this one very easy to drink. Little to no caronbation make it even better. I really can’t complain about this beer at all. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2006
[bottle from tesco] Aroma is malty, some sweet caramel. very thin body, finish just sort of drops away to nothing. bland stuff. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
I find this beer hard to fault, as its better than most of the belhaven range. Aroma is slightly minimal though some malt character kicking through. Taste is More going to the hops, though maybe a little under hopped. Alright for a 3% ale. scotty (1235) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2005
Good flavoursome beer! Soft sweet roasted malt on the nose and also on the palate. Not the classic pale ale I remember, but still good stuff. Asda. I agree the cask version is better, but where can you find it these days?