jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Nice clear red-brown with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, nutty, a bit plain. Taste is light sweet, bitter, sour. Oily, thin texture, light carbonation, a bit watery. OK but a bit boring to be honest, I think I was expecting a bit more... ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2013
Dark ruby, thin white head, nice lacing. Fruity, estery, black current nose. Huge malt palette, dry, summer fruits flavour. Flat carbonation, smooth, dry ale palette. Finish is short, malty and dry. Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask handpull at The Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours a dark ruby brown colour with off white head. Aroma of raisins, and roasted malts. Rich and medium/full bodied, minimal carbonation. Enjoyable. ianwelby (1456) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Dark beer with a malt scent. Both malt and hop in the flavour and the finish is similar. Not as much body as I might have liked. simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours auburn with creamy head. Aroma of citrus peel and fruit. Taste is quite hoppy, but with a thinner taste than I expected. A good beer from Fyne Ales.
Svesse (8682) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Islington, London, 26 Apr 2013) Ruby red colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, red fruit and a touch of black-currant. Malty, fruity taste with notes of red fruit, caramel, black-currant and a gentle, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain malt sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice. prawlie (1633) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Pint at York Tap. Dark brown, with a good creamy head. Smooth, lightly hopped dark ale, subtle. Goes down very well. Very light chocolate malt aroma, faint. Pretty good. Dry hop finish. Pith (160) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Pours a rich mahogany with ample foamy tan head that lingers. Aroma- bitter, slight caramel. Taste is sweet start, middle of berries (cherry?) into wood-tasting hops which morph into a dry spiciness with caramel and herbs. Bitter dry finish with hints of wood. Very complex and interesting. Great Scottish ale. Needs to be paired with food (pot pie?) to relieve the bitterness between sips. Pudding (264) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
500ml bottle. ar: caramel malt with berry. ap: clear mahogany, thick head, subsiding. ta: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. pa: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish: lingering malt. Overall: top quality Scottish Heavy 80/-. PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Says mild, but this also has the dryness of a stout. Pours deep brown/red, with lots of carbonation. Aroma I get is something like bitter chocolate orange. The palate is drying, with a real bitter edge. The hops give a citrus edge. Nice, but needs snacks with it to get the tastebuds going between sips!