Maverick34 (3428) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
Draft at Bow Bar. Pours brown with a mild head. Some toffee and malt, OK not the best bitter ever. berkshirejohn (6855) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2009
Draught at the "Taste of Edinburgh" festival. Treacly brown colour with a cream head; smooth and malty in the "heavy" style; sweet and nutty with a touch of bitterness; easy to drink and satisfying. caesar (7515) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
On cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Brown, creamy head. Malty, brown, caramel. Bit toasted. Not bitter, slight sweet. redders1974 (1762) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Nice bitter pours chestnut with small head some nuts in taste along with malts and hops ok stuff
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.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
STBF07. Malty, hints of honey and fruit. Taste is a similr beast, however bland, theres no finish, its another bloody traditional scottish beer that everyones had 40 times already. Oakes (19716) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
Bright brick amber. Caramelly nose with diacetyl in there as well. Soft caramel character. This is a very mellow beer. Sweet finish. I can see where they’re going but it’s not my favourite. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at the stable bar. A malty fella with some berry flavours. A solid enough 80/-. RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 1, 2008
Cask at Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Dark red with a thin white head. Nose is fruity and sickly malts, sugar. Mouth is quite straightforward malty and some dark fruit. Really quite boring. Rune (14173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2008
Cask, half pint. Mahogany body under a low, off-white head. Nice laceworks. Weak aroma of fruitlike malts. Plain malty initial taste, becoming more fruity and bitter towards the ending. Medium bodied. A wonderful experience sitting at the old island bar and gantry at Abbortsford in Edinburgh [25.10.2008].