chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml brown bottle with a BB date stamp of july 2016. Enjoyed May 1st 2015 in Largoward, Fife, Scotland.
6.7% ABV has limited impact on the aroma but does show clearly in the taste and feel. Nicely malty but with enough hops to keep an even sweet/bitter balance. Initially served too cold; improved dramatically with some warming.
nihtila (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Bottle from Co-operative. Pours dark ruby. Nose is lots of malts, bready malts, toffee, raisin, sweetish. Taste is quite sweet, malts, bitter toffee, caramel. Quite enjoyable.
jamestulloch (3486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Aldi. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of brambles, plum, copper penny and caramelised sugar. Flavour of syrup, treacle and raisin. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. I’d like to try this on cask - I can’t believe the reviews are worse than for bottle.
Stuu666 (10841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 1780. Pours deep brown, nose is malty toffee, caramel, taste is similar similar, dry, sweet.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pour at braukunst live 2015 in munich. medium brown with a reddish tinge, modest head; semi-sweet aroma of toffee and red berries; light bitterness, stonefruits; very drinkable
blackradioboy (177) - SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Muddy dark amber. Slightly sickly sweet. Warming. Like an easier-drinking McEwans Champion, it's a not bad standby if you fancy something stronger.
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Cokemonkey11 (537) - - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Bottle, best before May 2016. Smells slightly of bleach, but mostly sweet. Pours dark caramel, medium brown head, subsiding at an average rate. Taste is yeasty, malty, and delicious. Palette slightly rough, but very inviting. Great.
JaKeAFC (970) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Deep red color, clear, creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt and cookies, plum, with fruity and woody notes and soft english hops. Licquory as it warms up. Taste is bent on the sweet side. Sticky sweet finish, earthy, quite warming.
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from tesco. Big brown head. Dark red colour. Slightly nutty aroma and taste. Sufficient complexity with a good bitter bite.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with a light off-white head, keeps a thin lace. Aroma is quite sweet with caramel notes. Flavor is also sweet but with some bitterness at end. Low carbonation and body with a smooth bitterness on the end.
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