dogbomb (1144) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bottle. Dark caramel coloured beer. Huge off-white/yellowish head. Nose is toffee and caramel malts. Little hint of hop creeping in. Taste is very much caramel and toffee warmth in the mouth, with a finish of bittersweet lemon tang. A classic ESB taste with plenty of character for a supermarket brand beer.
mr_h (4518) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Heathfield, Ayr - clear amber brown, bubbly off-white head, sweet roasted malt aroma, caramel malt flavour, oily feel
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Orange brown colour, big foamy head. Dry vanilla malt aroma. Caramel malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Average bitter.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From BA: July 2007. Clear 500ml bottle.
Cheap supermarket beers often taste like cheap supermarket beers, this one fits into that bracket quiet nicely.
Dull copper in colour with a white head that dispersed very quickly.
Very little smell, some hops but nothing else I could detect.
Disappointing taste, watery for a 5% beer, nothing like a normal strong ale.
Overal a big let down, I will not be trying this again.
ManVsBeer (7846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well hopped bitter in the distinctive Shepherd Neame way. A bit soapy in texture and taste.
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
light hoppy and malty aroma, quite nice foam white and stable, amber copper colour, medium sharpy but mellow bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, good stuff
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit with a dusty touch. Dry and malty flavour with fruit, especially plum.
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
5.0%, amber with a nice head, nice hop aroma, fruity hopy taste, quite a nice bitter for a supermarket’s (Asda Wal-Mart) own beer.
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s, post RBESG2011 Sunday) BB200904, drunk 201108
Sweet malty aroma, dull. Dark, but in a clear bottle. Naughty naughty, 4 becomes 3. Toffee and caramel dominate the taste. Super dry despite that. This has aged past its BB very well. Was probably quite a different beer when younger though. Finish is more toffee.