Arve_Christian (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
On bottle from Meny Oslo City. Copper colored, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruit; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Enjoyable MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Lovely hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Very dark amber appearance. Always tastes nicer when it's bought for you as a present by a great friend :)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Stuartyboy (1802) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle from Dobbies garden world Ayr a dark reddish brown beer with sweet fruity aroma flavour is dried fruits toasted malts hints of nuts and carmel sweetness quite a smooth bitter Zlotta (4154) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2017
0.5 l bottle from 'Bier & Beer', best before May 2018. Clear, deep reddish amber with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, quite herbal-grassy, slightly fruity-resiny and a bit floral aroma of caramel, raisins, tea leaves and orange jam. Quite sweet, malty, moderately bitter, fruity, herbal-grassy and slightly resiny taste of caramel, tea leaves, orange jam and raisins, followed by a short, moderately bitter, herbal-grassy and slightly resiny finish. Almost medium-bodied, smooth and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Pleasant, classic Bitter, highly drinkable and very sessionable. mabel (10003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [3131-20100715] 500mL bottle. Not much aroma, a hint of grains. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bread crumbs flavour has a long roast throughout. Medium-full body. Nicely balanced, good grain profile. (5/4/7/3/14) 3.3
jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc)
[6437B-20140703] Bottle sample. Thick smokey peat aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Smoked peat and grainy malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. We were told this is the same beer as the Stag. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
Overheard: "In Scotland it would be a heavy, in England it would be a bitter."
Regarding Nessie: "We wouldn’t destroy the myth... It brings in too much money."
2010-07-15. Dark amber brown body with a nice creamy beige head and light lace. Flavour is lightly bitter over a maltier base, dusty toasty malt, mild citrus touches. 6+ Mild aroma, light hops over dusty dry malt. 6+ Average bodied palate. Tastes a bit like an English bitter blended with a mild or brown ale. Enjoyable but milder than expected. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford
gunnar (9923) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear chestnut coloured with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is malty as well, dark roasted caramel, weak herbal hops in the finish. Ordinary, but good.
Rune (13770) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
500ml bottle, trade with JohnRMurdoch. Frothy, beige, bubbly head. Clear mahogany coloured body. Laces nicely. Good looking, indeed. Slightly roasted malts on the nose, mid-sweet. Malt-accented taste with nuts and caramel followed by dried fruity, bitter ending. A fine version of the style (hotel room, Edinburgh 10.08.2013). Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at Inverness airport. It pours clear deep brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is toasty grain, brown bread, caramel and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, malt driven, toasty grain, brown bread, nut, wood and light caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Well rounded and very drinkable malty beer. allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of malty toffee. Taste is sweet, more malty toffee. Sweet finish, but not cloying. One-dimensional, but not badly done.