cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
Light ruby coloured, sweet malt nose , grassy maly little bitter grapfruit in linger. faroeviking (10840) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a nice mostly diminishing whtish head. Aroma of roasty malt, smoke, some chocolate. rather thin mothfeel. Flavour of roasty malt and some smoke, bitter hops, bit of metal, caramel and dried fruits. Bitter finish. MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2007
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the glowing garnet clarity.
-Cherries and cranberries revolve around the distinct caramel in the nose.
-Distinguished caramel continues its dominance once tasted, with fruity undertones shifting shapes.
-The well-extracted maltiness and soothing carbonation produce a comforting mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-The drying bready finish does have a few supporting hops.
-Roastiness broadens the malt’s reach.
-When perfectly tendered, this malty scottish ale has a balanced flavor profile and interesting complexity which grew on me at the second pint.
On cask at the Bosville Hotel, and The Isles Inn, both in Portree.
Bottled (thanks GarethYoung!). Dark brownish amber colour with nice beige head, lacing. Aroma is nuts, fruity and flowery hops, with slightly roasted malts being there all the time. Flavour is nuts, roasted malts and fruits. Pleasant bitterness, as it is very smooth. Finish and aftertaste is flowery hops along with roasted malts. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
Dark brown with a nice head and lace. the aroma is slightly malty (roasted malt). The flavour is full-bodied and smooth with notes of roasted malt and fruit, and the bitterness is nice all the way through.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2006
Bottled. Pours a deep red/brown with a hint of murkiness. Malty toffee nose with some eventual hop coming through. Flovor has straw, smoke cheese and a touch of alcohol. Drying and bitter finish. OK. johndoughty (5403) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2006
Reddish brown, quite smooth with some maltiness.Slightly dry with a hint of smokiness. Quite intersting without being outstanding. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
Clear deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, grainy, dark fruit sweet aroma with a light grassy note. Mlaty, dark frut sweet flavor with a vague smoky note. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 11, 2006
Interesting, very red alike, but not too much impressive. The foam was good, and a little sticky in the glass. joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits.
Flavour of malts and fruits with light smoky notes.