HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle brought from Scotland for me by AZ - thanks, A! Lovely refractive ruby-amber, large foamy beige lasting head. Aroma is light cereal, orange peel and sweetened ice tea, a little spicy. Taste - wow, that’s weird - tons of sweetened tea with lemon, incredible mineral tang to it - not bad, but so strange. Light and watery mouthfeel, not much carbonation, bitter tea-tannin in the linger. May be a bit old, but not horrid; hop character totally faded though
mighty_meadow (270) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Auld Brig in Irvine. Dark and spicy. Very nice but I prefer it bottled.
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark golden, nose is ginger and toffee, taste is similar.
gegwilson (1517) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. The taste is malty. Slightly fruity with just a hint of ginger. Not offensive, but not very exciting either. Thin bodied.
ianwelby (567) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Amber beer with a thin foamy head and a spicy aroma. The ginger does come through in the flavour as well but it is, mercifully, rather subtle and more part of a linger backtaste. The main flavour is sharp, tangy fruit and malt. It’s crisp and distinct and while I wouldn’t necessarily rush back for more the ginger does give it an interesting twist.
Nisse666 (4557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sainsbury Hamilton cons 2014-07-10 Uddingston
AR: ginger and lemon zest - refreshing
AP: amber/woody clear, stouthy cream caramel steady head
F: heavy ginger (too much), caramel, bitter grapefruit, ... bad combination of flavours make me say: no go!
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours clear amber-brown, thin off-white head. Aroma of ginger biscuits, not much else. Taste has more spice, and is sweet. Finishes with a spicy sweet linger. Not my cup of tea.
Graham77 (282) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, unpasteurized. A dark ale with added ginger. At 4.7% ABV I would expect more flavour in a beer, this is a fairly watery affair- disappointing.
Stuartyboy (740) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at SIBA beer festival Glasgow a copper amber beer with a spicy ginger aroma flavour is ginger with some lemon generally sweet with a bit of a sour finish
mabuzzer (127) - - AUG 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a nice chestnut brown with decent head. Aroma is ginger, as is the taste, although it’s a fairly weak, watery taste. Disappointing