Brewed by Archerfield Fine Ales
Style: Bitter
Haddington, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A malted chestnut toned beer with notes of roasted barley and chocolate.

fonefan's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear matt medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, caramelized malt. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120812]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1295) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Robbies drams ayr a clear reddish brown beer chocolate roasted malt aroma flavour is chestnut dark fruits some chocolate malts smooth fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (3015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle from Bacco Wine. Clear chestnut body with a thin beige head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Weak aroma of green apple, stewed tea and orange marmalade. Flavour of nuts, caramel and earth. Thin body with a watery texture. Lively fizz. Quite weak but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours dark brown, light roast nose, taste is quite sweet and thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Dark ruby colour, head disappears very quickly. Light aroma slight maltiness. Tastes malty chocolate malt, dark crystal, small amount of roasted barley, little mouthfeel. Long cloying sweetness that remains coated to the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4020) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from Jenners, Edinburgh. This is a ruby red-brown beer with sweet malty and red fruity notes, chocolate hints and a slight nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle shared at home - cheers Steven! Pours clear brown with good off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel, toffee - really good nose. Taste follows through, but not entirely. Good carbonation. A well made dark ale, closer to an old fashioned porter than a bitter though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Medium reddish brown colour, good head. Oaty chestnut malt aroma. Dry glue malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. An average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a dark honey colour with a slim but nice head. The nose has an earthiness with a biscuity-toffee note. The taste has more of the toffee biscuits and again there’s a background earthiness. The palate has a medium body and texture and then unfortunately it falls off a cliff somewhat. Overall, the nose was great but overall, it’s just so so - the style is somewhere between a bitter and a Scotch ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
Poured a clear amber with a quickly fading off white head. Aroma of nutty, sweet malt. Watery body, flavour of subdued mail chocolate and malt with a small bitter aftertaste.

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