dogbomb (1053) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold with a nice white top. Strong caramel nose. Citrus and more toffee in the taste. Nicely rounded erring on the slight sweet malty side. Really pleasant drinkers drink.
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really like this. Aroma is all caramel. Taste is deliciously balanced: bitter and yeast, more caramel. Rounded. Very very like the standard Black Sheep, but I think nicer. Will buy again. Nice surprise.
danlo (1638) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, white head and bready malt aroma. Initial fizzy sourish dry , slight hoppy bitterness, layered against a malty sweetish taste. OK bitter.
ManVsBeer (5844) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 To read the method that this is produced under is interesting enough, as for a beer itself it is golden with a strong bitter character in both nose and taste and relatively smooth in its finish.
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the Sainsbury’s bottled version. Nice sharp, tangy bittereness in the flavor and lingering on the palate. Very tasty...
kaziopiwosz (362) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter in taste and palate. Some citrus nute. White and thick foam, stays over 3 minutes. Dark-golden colour.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, full malty aroma with hinds of cherry fruits , deep golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, long finish, soft carbonation, slick feel, average ale, not bad but nothing outstanding
jamesie1857 (1665) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - looks good, exactly the same as the picture. Deep amber body with a decent sized head. Aroma is pretty average, nothing that strikes you, but not offensive. Mild hoppy taste, nothing afterwards. Very mediocre, but I’d not refuse it in the future.
aleiex (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Great pale amber colour, a decent head and an aroma that feels good but adds nothing new
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, discovered two of these in one of my stash piles that I had not checked for a while, best before 28th Sep 2007, drank now, as I review, 26th Sep 2007.
Poured into a pint sleeve, the label says drink at 13 degrees C. I am doing just that.
Good colour for a pale ale? (I think its a bitter) Light terracotta with a firm white head, a fine looking beast.
Malty, hoppy, yeasty mix in the smell, add sweetness from seaside rock and you are half way there.
Solid more than exciting taste, bitter yet a sweetness is in there too, complexed and complicated. It grows on you as you get used to it.
This beer is very drinkable, the sweetness and bitterness mixture seems to blend well. As the beer warms up it becomes even more complexed both in taste and aroma.