JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours slightly cloudy deep brown with absolutely no head. Fairly generic malty aroma. Robust malt is pretty well balanced with bitterness. A little smoke and toffee. Nothing particularly special but an enjoyable brown ale.
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Home Bargains, Banbury, Oxon. Brown with off white head. There is a boiled vegetable note up front with this on opening but on drinking there is a reasonable malty sweetness and a reasonable body. Some caramel hints. It’s a little dull but drinkable.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 30/07/14. A dark brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. A nutty earthy malty beer. Old fashioned brown ale. A decent bit of chocolate and woodiness. Nice enough.
gegwilson (3130) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from B&M. Chestnut ale with a fading cream head. A pretty basic malty beer. Some toast and fruitiness with just a hint of spice. Ok.
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours light brown, sweet toffee, light caramel, thin, cardboard.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M. Copper in colour with next to no head and little by way of carbonation. Sweet caramel, doughy malts, a trace of leafy hop and gentle, brown sugar finish. Inoffensive drinking.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Criterion, Leicester. Brown Brown Brown and Boring Boring Boring. BBB big time. So dull.
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McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light brown, thin head. Eggy choc, light enough malt. Flat bitter, thin and a foamy flick on the finish. Peppery crunch, tinny and chained up battery licking linger. No great.
Bottle, somewhere in Carlisle, April Not So Fools Tasting
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ...copper ...thin off white head ... soft sweet toffee malt nose ... soft caramel toffeee malt nose ... soft fruits ... light sweet fruits ... soft malt ... ligh toffe .. light herbal bitterness
Mr_Pink_152 (3569) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from b&m. Really awful branding on the bottle. Colour is deep brown with a small head. Aroma is nutty with a little grassy. Taste is similar with a hop finish.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear copper with 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Toffee/butterscotch, mineral, spicy, rye.
Taste: Medium bitterness and low/medium sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation,bitter sweet , slightly dry, spicy, slight butterscotch with burnt/roast malts. Cereal smell and taste I cannot place it could be a combination of barley and Rye.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.