Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 (bottle) The term "Scottish Ale" infuriates some members of this site , with the "there’s no such thing" argument, but that doesnt bother me . A pretty decent ale with ovbious use of thisles, ginger and other oddities. Rich enough , with chocolaty notes . Interesting. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2011
At a tasting, thanks Dror, pours rusty red with a medium head, aroma of bubblegum, lavender, mint, cinnamon and malt (a bit like Xmas Ale), flavor is dry and bitter with some cinnamon, mint and ginger, medium bodied, too spicy. tomer (3521) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2011
At a tasting, thanks Shachar, a touch hazy dark orange to lightish red colour, aroma of spearmint, herbs, ginger and some light spiciness, light malty flavour, floweriness and a touch of fruit, quite dry. Good. YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle at a tasting, thanks Dror: aroma, sweet malt, honey, beer wort, jam, some herbal notes, in the flavor some roasted malt, weak coffee, bready, spicy and quite dry, some bitterness in the finish, nice. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dror. Hazy reddish amber-brown. Aroma of malt, fruits, mint, ginger, a bit of cookies and caramel. Sweetish malty flavor at first with some flowers and spiciness, and a rather bitter and slightly earthy finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2011
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK.Medium ruby-brown colour, faint malt aroma with metallic brown sugar. Medium body, sweet with a balanced hop finish. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
9th April 2007 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark with a floral fruity tone plus a trace of smoke. Long bitter finish.
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head. A subdued aroma with some ginger and a heathery note. A good spicy kick in the mouth with fairly hot ginger notes. A decent depth to the base beer. Nice. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle from an Edinburgh Tesco.
Amber beer, fluffy beige head.
Malty, as these beers tend to be. Some herbal or flowery eleemnts which I guess come from the thistle. Herbs, a bit medical.joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Earlier Rating: 12/17/2009 Total Score: 2.9
Lovely malty beer, full body, spices, flowers and a ton of malt. Flowers, dry petals, dust. Dry finish.
Nice, but not really impressive, but we need the small beers, too.
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a reddish-brown colour with a thin white head. The aroma is full of spices and malts, the taste is again very spicy with hints of ginger and dark malts, with a sweet finish.