Inveralmond Reviews




Radek Kliber
3.7
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Where and how: bottle LCBO 330 ml
Aroma: nice depth, aromatic with hint of bubble gum, molasses and hops. Very nice blend.
Appearance :
Top: medium sized white toned.
Base: clear brown.
Palate : medium bodied with slightly silky in texture , longer finish
Taste: slightly vineus feel with bitter hop bite. Tannins with nutty hints. Tasty creation.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Metalchopz
3.7
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Pours a dark copper colour with ruby-amber highlights. The head is beige, long lasting with good web-creamy lacing. Lots of chocolate and cocoa powder aromas. Hint of spices, caramel and vanilla. Flavours of roasted malts with mild nuttiness. Some alcohol and grassy hops in the finish. Lightly different for the style, but quite good overall.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Kauge
3.8
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Bottle, LCBO. BB 01.2018. Chestnut brown with small and brief light tan head. Pretty interesting spicy sweet aroma, reminds me of something very nice I’ve had once in my life... Fudgey cakey good of some sort? Lovely! Roast there too, and a bit of Baltic Portery berry bitterness. Tastes as nice, swampy-herbal bitterness with sweet and roast. Wow, really good stuff. Just a tad too watery though. Different from most Porters I’ve had.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

rodsquad
3.4
Inveralmond Ossian Ale (Bottled)
Bottle from Co op. Pours clear orangey-yellowy-gold with a white head. Aromas of butterscotch, light mintiness and gently bitter hop. Flavours of buttered white toast, pale soft malt with a sharp but light bitter hop. There’s murray mints in there too. It has a light, oily mouthfeel with moderate to gentle carbonation. Soft and buttery refreshing light ale with enough hop that it doesn’t taste washy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

RichardGretton
3.6
Inveralmond De Mons
Bottle. Orangy coloured beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly spiced, and the flavour is bitter with warming spices. Overall a reasonable Belgian style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 10, 2017

cfrancis
3.6
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Pours black with a small with wisp and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter chocolate and a hint of hops. Taste is much the same, nothing experimental, just a damn good porter.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

kliggerwar
2.4
Inveralmond De Mons
This is a kind of weak beer with a faint aroma and it is light on the palate. It’s appearance is of cloudy apple juice white fluffy head that dissipates quickly. It kinda of has a bitter taste with honey notes.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

AleRider78
3.2
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
330ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an average size frothy tan head but doesn’t stay around very long. Has a very dark brown appearance with reddish highlights. Decent sticky lacing. Aromas of barley, light roasted malts, earthy and resin hops. Flavours are mostly roasted malts, notes of chocolate and hints of coffee. Some light spices in the finish. Slick and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Average retention and carbonation. Not too bad.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Boutip
3.6
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate notes with some roasted malt notes and light residual sugar notes. Taste is also a mix of residual sugar notes with some black chocolate notes and light residuals sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid take on the style.
Friday, February 3, 2017

lesifflebiere
3.5
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Rouge et noire, cette bière portuaire à la mousse rare et la texture mi-épaisse a des arômes de chocolat et de sucre d’orge. En bouche, céréales rôties, biscuit, chocolat au lait en finale, avec des houblons bien présents. Tout juste aqueuse, elle présente cependant de belles et claires saveurs, complimentées par un peu de fumé et des sucres résiduels rares qui lui confèrent une certaine sécheresse. Toujours un plaisir de revisiter un style classique, et celui-ci est bien fait.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

john44
3.6
Inveralmond Lia Fail
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. Very Malty; sweet roasty malts, wheat, lots and lots of chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; spicy, slightly earthy, hops,. Nice malt/hop balance. Sweet roasty chocolaty malts meet spicy earthy hops. Dry roast malty finish. Very tasty. Liked this a lot. Nice beer! (2010-06)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

john44
3.2
Inveralmond Thrappledouser
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2010 - Golden-copper in colour. Fruity; citrus grapefruit/orange. Hoppy; spicy (peppery) and floral hops. Malty; toasty malts, buttery caramel, toffee. Nice fruit/hop/malty balance. Slightly bitter hop fruity throughout. Very drinkable. (2010-05)
Monday, January 30, 2017

cattaneopapa
3.8
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
330ml bottle from LCBO. 5.6% alc/vol. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with one finger of head which reduces into a ring. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. I get coffee and roasted malts on the nose. Taste matches the aroma with a dry and fruity finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

john44
3.2
Inveralmond Ossian (Cask)
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Mar 2010 - Gold/Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus grapefruit and lemon. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; caramel, toasty malts. Full-bodied. Mildly bitter fruity hoppy throughout with a bitter-sweet character. Dry finish. (2010-03)
Sunday, January 29, 2017

vsyrbu
3
Inveralmond Thrappledouser
nice beer with a golden amber color. The foam is low. The aroma of spices and fruits, but the taste is a little disappointed. Spices were, but fruits were replaced by wet bread and even some off-flavor. Still quite watery. Not bad, but I expected something more interesting.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Leighton
3.2
Inveralmond Ossian (Cask)
Cask at the White Horse - Parsons Green. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Somewhat doughy pale malts in the nose, straw, a little zesty lemon. Light sweet flavour with crispy biscuits, more lemony hops, mild bitter hay, pale grains. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Creamy texture. Alright balance in the finish, more lemon, biscuits. Easy going stuff. Fine.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

googleimage83
2.9
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Rather thin pour for a porter, almost has the appearance of a darker red ale; little head. Aroma has all the usual sweet, chocolatey cherry notes of a porter, balance tilts towards sweet and spicy over roasted coffee. Roasted character is a bit more prominent in the taste, but this is still more of a sweet, rustic and spicy drink; cherry cola, cinnamon, milk chocolate, dry leafy finish. Nearly every facet strikes me as though they started with a full bodied and complex porter, then watered it down significantly. Pretty average on the whole, possibly a tad below.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

GregClow
3.8
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown with a small beige head. Great aroma of dry roast malt and mocha, with an interesting hint of cinnamon. Flavour follows - roast malt and dark rye up front, coffee and cocoa through the middle, a hint of spice and woody hops in the nicely dry finish. Quite good!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DuffMan
2.5
Inveralmond De Mons
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar. Hazy honey gold, average white head. Sweet golden syrup and light clove phenols, yeasty and sweet. Just not very tasty.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

czar
3.6
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
pours hazy medium dark brown, bright orange-red tint, with a small creamy beige offering some retention and lacing. charred complex english caramels, roasted marzipan, woodsiness - cedar; candied oranges, bitter earthiness, clean if not slightly buttery english yeast action. moderate carbonation, light body, relatively dry bitter earthy-spicy finish. fuller’s LP reminiscence - from this standard, i would say it’s a tasty and classic london porter. enjoyed!
Monday, January 9, 2017

madmitch76
2.8
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
14th November 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Wingman. Clear deep amber beer, a few white bubbles. Fair bit of esters, smooth at least. A little paper in the malts. Trace of tangy fruits. Light dry finish. Passable.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Frothmeister
3.8
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
330ml bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a thin tan head. On the nose, almost bourbon aged butterscotch like notes, dried fruit, dried cherries, lots of roasty malt notes, dark coffee, light smoke, faint molasses and a little cocoa. Taste wise, medium sweet with dried cherry, more of the bourbon barrel-like butterscotch, and dark coffee into light smoke, a very faint tartness, mineral notes, and lots of dry dark malt like notes in the finish. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it’s excellent. I would definitely buy it again.
Friday, January 6, 2017

bdleedahl
3.5
Inveralmond De Mons
Mild fruity bubblegum-like belgian notes, with medium-high malt body. Average for the style, but a very drinkable nice beer. 2016 advent cal.
Monday, January 2, 2017

Freaky_tiki
3.1
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Bottle from LCBO. Pours darker than the future. Disappointing lack of foam on the surface. Comes on sweet with a roasted coffee middle. The finish is a little soda poppy. Too sugary to be taken seriously. Needs something.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

jksipa
3.5
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Bottle from the LCBO. Deep mahogany under a lingering off white head that leaves tight lace. Nose is chocolate, dark fruit, molasses and some roasted nuts. Flavour is light molasses with a dark chocolate bitterness and a light fruity tartness. Mouth is thin with soft carbonation and dry chalky finish. 7+/4-/7-/3/14-
Friday, December 30, 2016

robinvboyer
3.3
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Black pour, medium beige head. Roasty Aroma, but also semi sweet, with what I imagine is oatmeal, and roasted coffee. Watery mouth feel, super soft carb. Finish is lightly bitter, sweet roasted coffee and bitter cocoa. Not bad, not great.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Oldschool_Mike
3.3
Inveralmond De Mons
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden colour with white head. Aroma is fruity with fig and spice. Taste is about the same.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

fiery_1
2.8
Inveralmond De Mons
330ml bottle @ Matt’s. Pours a clear amber colour. Nose is bubblegum. Flavour is somewhat phenolic, sweet, and a malty character.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ferris
2.8
Inveralmond De Mons
Bottle - Fruity, candy esters. Clear gold with a small white head. Estery and fruity sweet notes. Very Belgian and not great.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

mcberko
2.8
Inveralmond De Mons
330mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of bubblegum upfront, followed by some toasted English malt, and candied sugar. Flavour is along the same lines, with bubblegum, English malt and light candied sugar. Unusual, with lots of bubblegum and candied sugar on the finish. Okay.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oakes
2.3
Inveralmond De Mons
Amber with a slight haze. Has a lot of phenolic, bubblegum notes on the nose. Does not smell appetizing. Has a light phenol taste, sweet, unbalanced, quite sweet, and the malt character is not nearly sweet and rounded enough to enjoy.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

fiulijn
2.5
Inveralmond De Mons
Tasting at Matt’s, as Inveralmond Inspirations #2 De Mons
Hazy blond color. Mild Ale, with no character, moderately sweet, and hints of vegetables and puke.
Not terrible, but below average.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The_Osprey
3.4
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
November 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square, with many thanks to Dave. As ’Inveralmond Ooskabeer’, batch 2, 7%. Dark orange amber, translucent, foamy tan head. Aroma is sugary, toffee, light whisky, syrupy. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is honey, salty, whisky, quite sweet but the oaky whisky vibe makes it seem like it dries out. Quite nice in small amounts. (3.4)
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Spab
3.3
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark, orange-tinged brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is dry cocoa, molasses and a little dark fruit. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, molasses and a little cherry. Quite dry. Pleasant.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

reebtogi
3.2
Inveralmond De Mons
Craft Beer Advent Calendar (Day 5) 330ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and caramel with some hints of yeast and spice. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a spicy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Belgian style ale, but not as good as some of the best Belgian’s out there.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

thengling
2.7
Inveralmond De Mons
330ml bottle from 2016 Craft Beer Advent Calendar into tulip. Clear pour, small white head diminishing to persistent swirls, spotty trains of lacing. Big sweet doughy malt and honey. Taste more of the same, with diacetyl and wet newsprint. Viscous texture, diacetyl coating. Not bad, but a bit puzzled by the Belgian bit. Also by how this fits into the box presentation theme of American Craft Beer Stylings. Still, I think I would enjoy this in a smoke filled pub (if one could be found these days). Serve at 14 degrees C, no colder.
Monday, December 5, 2016

AgentAle
3.4
Inveralmond De Mons
Aroma is citrus, sweet malts, candy sugar, and sweet caramel. Taste is a full bodied sweet candy body. Nice balance with honey and clove on the tip. Light plum and raisins aswell Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Monday, December 5, 2016

RhetoricalAns
2.9
Inveralmond De Mons
Clear light amber pour. Finger of bubbly white foam, poor retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is bread, toffee, and a spice/ fruit blend that reminds me of a toned down pumpkin beer. Taste is sweet all the way. Dont get much taste in the mouth mostly just various malt flavours. Slick body, lower carb. Not a belgian at all.
Monday, December 5, 2016

UXO
3.1
Inveralmond De Mons
Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with one finger of fluffy white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: apples, grassy, light dried fruit. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, light bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry mildly warming finish. (3/5) “Belgian Abbey”? I don’t think so. Reminds me of a typical ESB, more bready than fruity, with slightly more alcohol warming and a slight slickness in the body. I don’t know what other reviewers are trying, but this doesn’t even approach proper conformation for the style. That said, it isn’t unpleasant in its own right. (12/20)
Monday, December 5, 2016

dfearnley
3.4
Inveralmond De Mons
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Strong yeast profile with pepper, grains, light apple, and plum Adjunct: Plum, apple, wheat, yeast, dried dark fruit, and bread; pours a crystal clear amber, with a healthy white head with decent retention
Monday, December 5, 2016

Johnsense
3.4
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Brown black pour, smaller white head. Chocolate, fuggles, molasses, fruit in the aroma. Milder chocolate notes up front, roasted malt, brown sugar, english hops in the taste. Sweet, fruity finish.
Friday, December 2, 2016

probstblueribbon
3.3
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a full light mocha head. Aroma: Rich and sweet, fairly fruity/estery, some chocolate notes, brown sugar bordering on molasses, dark-roasted malt, moderately buttery (it works), inviting. Palate: Medium body, gentle carbonation, a bit powdery. Flav.: Fruity esters and a light buttery note, with a bit of chocolate, and other dark-roasted maltiness; lightly sweet with moderate bitterness and a fruity and slight dark-roasted malt finish.

Playful. Enjoyable. I like the yeast-derived character.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

thorongil2
3.2
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
(bottle) clear, dark brown colour with a medium tall, brown head; aroma of jam, roast; balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter finish; smooth palate
Monday, November 28, 2016

CH-303
3.3
Inveralmond Lia Fail
Appearance: Dark red brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Medium malt, nutty.
Taste: Medium malt, light sweetness, nutty.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 500 ml, CHF 6.80
Info: 26/11-2016, 104/300M, BB: 30/4-2017

Monday, November 28, 2016

portwood
3.5
Inveralmond Rascal London Porter
Aged cheese, coffee, licorice, touch of smoke. Soft carbonation, medium body. Mocha, roasted malt, burnt toffee, dry finish. (bottle bb 01/2018)
Friday, November 25, 2016

teorn88
3.5
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
33cl bottle shared in CW. It pours a clean amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is also sweet and lightly boozy with more notes of vanilla, oak, caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, interesting
Monday, November 21, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.4
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/11/2016. Batch 2. Many thanks to Big Dave for this one. A caramel amber coloured pour with a a halo of loose white head. Aroma is woody, toasted malts, hint of whisky, toffee. Flavour is composed of frothy creamy toffee, vanilla, little toasted oak. Palate is medium sweet, forthy, creamy. Not bad.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to the Wingmane, 14/11/16 (batch 2). Rich amber with a decent beige swirl. Nose is toffee, twigs, biscuit, straw, faint oaky barrel. Taste comprises subtle whisky, brown bread, fruit rinds, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Not unpleasant but on the whelming side.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Dave. Pours clear copper with a slim, creamy white topping. The nose holds some dried, leathery berries, a little toffee, earth, toasted brown bread. Medium sweet flavour with nice ripe berries, a little grape and cherry, more brown bread, nips of caramel. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with light warmth, more bready malts, gooey toffee, ripe fruits. Good ESA.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Scopey
2.6
Inveralmond / Glenturret Ooskabeer
Batch 2 thanks to Dave, consumed at level 42. It pours clear brown with a thick light tan head. The aroma is sweet, musty, quite farty, brown bread, porridge, leather, toffee and a hint of vanilla. The taste is sweet, sort of dry, wood, leather, sort of fruity, permanent marker pen, light solvent, some blended malt, tannin and some astringency through the finish. Medium body and moderate carabontion. Not the most fun drinking experience. Messy.
Monday, November 14, 2016