nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Bottle from Co-operative. Pours dark ruby. Nose is lots of malts, bready malts, toffee, raisin, sweetish. Taste is quite sweet, malts, bitter toffee, caramel. Quite enjoyable. jamestulloch (4112) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from Aldi. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of brambles, plum, copper penny and caramelised sugar. Flavour of syrup, treacle and raisin. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. I’d like to try this on cask - I can’t believe the reviews are worse than for bottle. Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at the 1780. Pours deep brown, nose is malty toffee, caramel, taste is similar similar, dry, sweet. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
bottle pour at braukunst live 2015 in munich. medium brown with a reddish tinge, modest head; semi-sweet aroma of toffee and red berries; light bitterness, stonefruits; very drinkable blackradioboy (214) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
500ml bottle from Asda. Muddy dark amber. Slightly sickly sweet. Warming. Like an easier-drinking McEwans Champion, it's a not bad standby if you fancy something stronger.
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Cokemonkey11 (879) - - FEB 23, 2015
Dark Bottle, best before May 2016. Smells slightly of bleach, but mostly sweet. Pours dark caramel, medium brown head, subsiding at an average rate. Taste is yeasty, malty, and delicious. Palette slightly rough, but very inviting. Great. JaKeAFC (1127) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
50 cl bottle. Deep red color, clear, creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt and cookies, plum, with fruity and woody notes and soft english hops. Licquory as it warms up. Taste is bent on the sweet side. Sticky sweet finish, earthy, quite warming. mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Big brown head. Dark red colour. Slightly nutty aroma and taste. Sufficient complexity with a good bitter bite. Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
Hazy amber color with a light off-white head, keeps a thin lace. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel notes. Flavor is also sweet but with some bitterness at end. Low carbonation and body with a smooth bitterness on the end.
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UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 0.5l bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Beautiful dark amber color. Thin beige head with small retention.
S: Delicious perfume. Malt is quite strong. Honey and fruits. Yeasts in the end. Reminds a scotch whiskey in the nose.
T: Delicious taste. Bitter-sweet. Toasted malts, citric fruits (mainly grapes). Earthy yeasts and, if I’m not wrong, also some oak can be felt.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. bitter-sweet taste. Molasses sensation.
Terrific experience. That’s most probably a type of beer that could not be easily repeated outside of Scotland. I mean, it has a strong Scottish personality...
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