leaparsons (10696) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2004
Amber with a small head. Aromas are sweet and malty with caramel and some metallic hops. Flavours are sweet and very malty. Its malty. Some maltiness on the finish. It really is malty. imdownthepub (15130) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Bottled, pasteurised. Brown amber with short head. Smooth malty beer with no obvoius faults, just a little boring really. Nothing outstanding, some toffee, some powdery caramel a lttle fruit but nothing to cling on to. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Draught at Weatherspoon’s Edward Wylie in Glasgow (beer fest guest). Sparse head. Dark brown in colour. Malt predominant in nose, caramel/toffee/licorice. Roasty, smoky finish. Good example of 80/- style. jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2004
Cracker malt and mild aromatic hop aroma.
Orange brown, low creamy head.
Quite fruity flavors (peach,apricot, apples), cracker malt and pine hops - quite nice.
Slightly fizzly mouthfeel, fruity aftertaste.
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
I must say I was quite impressed with this, even though it is in a style, and a presentation (pasteurised bottle) that I don’t often enjoy. Deepish chestnut colour. Toffee and malt aroma. Fruit and more toffee in the flavour, but more hop and bitterness than is normal in a Scottish ale which, in my view, can only improve it. Finishes dry and clean. Nicely brewed and nicely balanced. I would like to try this on cask. A good effort from a new brewery (although it seems to have some connection with Bridge of Allan). 500 ml bottle from Tesco. BBE 20 July 2005.
DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
Draught at the Anchor, Birmingham. Nice friendly beer, which I’m glad has already been added as I wasn’t sure what style it was! A dark black beer, but very light and fruity, lacking the expected roasted malt. Reminds me of Frys Chocolate Cream. Subtle, slightly talcy aroma. A splendid pint. rauchbier (3923) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
Bottle, from Tesco. Bronze, shortlived off white head and aggressive condition. Muted toffee and caramel aromas with just a suggestion of peat smoke. Thin and fruity with hints of caramel and carbonation in the mouth and a developing sweet smokiness in the finish. Strange chilli heat sensation as you swallow.
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
Dark ale with a frothy light head and hopped roasted aroma with a slight caramel flavour that has a dry hopped flavour. Overall a good Scottish ale.