MrJamesMcEwan (40) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A bitter-sweet ale, an immediately satisfying after-taste".
Dark brown colour, strong toast but pleasant malt & hop aroma, good roasty & heavy beer taste. Easy drinking for a dark beer.
Nilz (384) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, a dark gold with s slim light head, faintly sweet hoppy aroma, as for taste a sweet light fruity mild hops and undemanding bitter finish. Fair enough as a mainstream ale.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Never entered a rating on this one? Ok. This is a golden-brown ale, with a malty and slightly nutty character. It’s fairly light-bodied, and is pretty much just a brown bitter. It doesn’t really benefit from pasteurization, whereas I can see there might be a little mushroomy yeast character if I had it on cask.
allmyvinyl (3351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours medium brown with large white head. Aromas are toffee, malt, with classic British flowery hops. Has a bit of a chewy finish.
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ottimo colorito bruno scuro. Profumo poco intenso sul caramello. Corpo molto leggero e poco fruttato. Permane in bocca un buon sapore bilanciato tra il tostato e il caramello. Non impegnativa.
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle feom supermarket. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hay, caramel, grass, malts and citrus. Bitter finish with citrus and malts. Decent bitter.
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@tasting, 500 ml. Head: off-white. Colour: clear, amber. Aroma: some honey. flowery hops. Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: nice..
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell. Lätt sötma som avrundas med en enkel beska.
flying_pig (942) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (£1.70 from Tesco):
Malts upfront with a bread like aroma and some sugar but not a lot. There is some darker fruits too with fig and some raisins and prunes featuring along with a bit of sweetness, all of which is quite light.
Fizzy, clear brown colour with a centimetre tall head that is foamy looking and halfs in size.
Malty upfront with some sweet, sugary malts and a lot of darker fruits including prunes and raisins from the nose. There is a bready taste as well and some sweet, earthy flavours with a light sprinkling of hops.
A thick, almost full bodied beer with a sweet and fizzy feel to the beer and a slightly dry finish that has good bitterness, a general fruity feel and strong carbonation.
Light tasting beer that is a pleasant way to start the evening without being all that strong. The majority of the taste is a malty one with some darker fruit that is pretty refreshing and goes down well with a good balance.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not really into this one, really burnt malt aroma, treacly sweet taste and quite watery... Burnt malt comes back in on back of tounge. I find the taste and aroma a bit overwhelming - not a fan.