MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Tom.
Bright red amber with a very short-lived off white head. Fruity slightly tart hops with some faint medicinal notes. Bitter but sugary. Faint card. Nothing special.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold from tap at brewery. Amber ale, described by the bartender as unlike any other amber she’s ever consumed. Full-bodied, nice caramel malt notes and a bit spicy.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Green Room. Pours copper and -- wait, it was a pool hall. I drank it out of the damn bottle. I’m sure it was amber or copper or whatever and had a nice little head. Smells like a hoppy amber. Quite sweet malt profile, and a slightly syrupy palate. Very bitter. Not bad, but certainly not my favorite style.
cgarvieuk (20248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from my GBBF haul ... copper ... sweet toffee resiny hops ,.. sweet fruity hop ... light toffee ... little vegatable
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color with a smell of malts. Tastes malty, cereal, delicious and not what I was expecting. The mouthfeel was very creamy and my favorite part about the beer. For some reason I was expecting this beer to be hoppier. I would probably buy sixers of this if it were available.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-30-2007 05:53:49
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GBBF 09. Russet clear, lasting deep beige head. Some US hop aroma. Bit of boiled cabbage/vegetal on aroma. Ok amber in the mouth, some decent stony malt. Finish has some toffee and some more vegetal notes and some hop. Overall not that good, the vegetal notes put me off
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask dry hopped with Willamete. Hazy cask pour. Amber hue. foamy tan head like brown milk, beautiful. Aroma of light herbal hops and toffee. Taste is caramel, light hops and fruit. Cask mouthfeel, super creamy.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brought a bottle down from home to share with my brother at our other brother’s wedding. Not too bad.
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
treacle and hop resin aroma with a hint of citrus. Pillowy head. Rich wholemeal toast and honey malt, smooth mouthfeel, toffee and caramel with a balencing bitterness. Lingering malt, bu dry, finish.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty, malty beer. Really nice toffee notes. Little hop presence other than balancing bitterness, though there is some spicyness in the finish. A well tasty pint indeed.