imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised, from Queensway Co-Op, Bnbury. Copper colour with the faintest of white heads. Largely flatish with little impact and quite thin, some roasted malt notes and a little bitterness, but very bland. Disappointing,
Earlier Rating: 3/12/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Deep brown with red hue, slight white head. Sweetish full bodied fruity beer with a slight chemical note about it. Plenty of caramel toffee notes but overall fairly decent.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. Copper colour with a small head. A floral aroma with some light fruit. Aroma is muted with pasteurised notes - rather like a Greene King brew. Taste is fairly malty with cocoa notes and floral hops with caramel. A fair amount of bitterness in the finish. Not actually too bad, but not particularly unique.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a very strong tasting ale with an aftertaste that went up the back of my nose.
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Slightly cloudy chestnut colour with a beige head, despite careful pouring; strong malty aroma; smooth and malty with a slight bitterness to finish. Rather one-dimensional.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden brown and comes in a clear bottle. No carbonation and slightly malty.Smooth and non threatening. The bottle says that it is a strong special ale.
It is neither.
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2003 Total Score: 3.3
A reddish bitter with malts dominating although there are a range of other flavours present.Fruits are there and as are traces of hops.What may appear on the surface to be a run of the mill strong bitter turns out to be a complex and satisfying drink.
Gethinbeer (2231) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a thin head. Aroma of hops. Smooth silky taste, hint of fruit. Weird after texture. Soapy?
Fin (7915) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Picked up by friend in Asda 22-09-06.copper coloured beer that had a sweetish aroma and was very malty and sweet in the taste, whilst a pleasant enough beer it wasn’t the most memorable I’ve had.
yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Copper color, no carbonation and an off-white head. Sweet caramel nose. Caramel, hops, malt and hints of fruits in the flavor. Medium body. Malty sweetness and nice hopping in the finish. A lovely beer. (060720)
gunnfryd (11586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel malt. Flavour is sweet roasted caramel.
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light fruit aroma. Coppery red color with a quickly disipating head, leaving ragged light lacing. Large complex bubbles in the bottle. Seemed to start with toffee, passing to malt with a hoppy bitterness at the finish. The finish lingered.