niquillis (2678) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, - JUL 31, 2011RichTheVillan (7752) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
On cask at The Robert Nairn, Kirkcaldy. A chestnut coloured ale with a red hue. Toffee, caramels, roasted flavour. A nice change to the abundance of bland golden ales in Scotland today. Enjoyable stuff.
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has biscuity malts, caramalts, some fruit action. Taboada (1295) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 18, 2016
Cask tasted on the 12/08/2016 at 1870 Restaurant, Edinburgh. Amber brown colour with a lacing and creamy white head. Aroma of grains, intense malts and caramel. Taste is very malty and grainy with presence of hops and caramel. Next one please! chinchill (4899) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap in Scotland.
Opaque black-brown body with a very good head.
Fine malty/nutty aroma and flavor.
Smooth medium+ body
Overall: recommended. Terminus (3676) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Tap at a bar in Edinburgh
Pours dark red amber hue with a small off white eggshell head. Nose is malty toasted and quite earthy. Flavors of toasted malt caramel and very lite earthy hops. This is quite lovely as you would say in this part of the world. Finish has lingering toasted caramel malt. Very nice little beer. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Cask at The Last Drop, Edinburgh, £3.70/pint.
Dark brown beer with a thin, cream-coloured head. Basically no nose at all to speak of. The taste for the most part is very sweet with malty caramel, toffee and fudge flavours coming through on a thick, smooth palate. There’s no hop action at all. Pleasant at first sip but by the end of the pint it was a little sickly. I’d have been better off just having a half. Probably a decent example of a "classic Scottish heavy" but not really my thing.
Cokemonkey11 (833) - - DEC 19, 2015
Pint, scotch Hop, cask. Pours dark Ruby brown with a medium tan perfect foam subsiding slowly. Scent is light ale yeast. Taste is nice creamy nut body with little else. Finish is clean and dry. Good. undercurrent25 (2129) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Pours a brown colour. Taste is malty and sweet. Typical Scottish Heavy. Gravity tap at Northwich beer festival 2015. Very good redders1974 (1392) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Nice bitter pours chestnut with small head some nuts in taste along with malts and hops ok stuff
sudomorph (1150) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
4.4%abv real ale at Deacon Brodies. Pours a deep caramel/ruby with a one finger, creamy head that thins to a thick film but leaves a nice coating. Aroma has nice notes of caramel, toffee, hints of roast, and traditional spicy/earthy hops. Taste is balanced with slight fruity English yeast notes. Sweet caramel, toffee, bread, and a great ending. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. A touch thin but still creamy with a slightly dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Caramel, toffee, slight fruity yeast notes, and a great mouth feel. zimbo (959) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Once upon a time cask at Bow Bar.
Decent deepish brown colour with a pleasant bready malt quality. Fine constant thin line of head. Strong and edgy with some lines of joy on the tips. Good.