culchiem (3232) - Berlin, - FEB 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear caramel with a thin head. Aroma is malt and pepper. Flavour is dry malt with a burnt bitterness. Palate is very dry
RichardGretton (4524) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a good head. The aroma is mildly toffee, and the flavour is toffee with good bitterness. Overall a nice mellow drinkable bitter.
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dchad56 (237) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 Bottle - heavy initial carbonation giving large frothy head. Medium amber with strong bitter hoppy aroma. Slight ting on tongue and in mouth. Decent bitter tasting - ok bitter.
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clean tasting bitter autumnal brown with small foamy head caramel hazlenut nice hoppy finish
BeerViking (3589) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber-brown with a tight lasting head. Rich, bitter and lightly herbal, hints of toffee and nuts, crisp and toasty.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Lidl. Quite partial to Butcombe, this any good? A qualified yes. Classic bog standard brown bitter executed with finest twigs and quality malt. fresh grassy and hay-like hop, lingering digestive biscuit and pecan malt sweetness. The rusted tin can and buttered Hovis nose lets it down a notch. Chocolate and mint as it warms. Russet with a dying cream collar. Some rust in the mouth too. Roasted finish with the bitterness of hop behind. Alright.
mrol (208) - - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Flavour has a big malt flavour with a bit of sweetness. Nice dry finish
eastkenttom (114) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Wasn?t expecting much. U don?t know why, perhaps the bottle didn?t inspire me, but really liked it. Has a nice depth of flavour. 7.5/10.
AtronSeige (1086) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Medium hops, floral, geranium.
Appearance: Clear, amber body. Medium tan head. Fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Medium hops, floral, earthy. Medium malt, caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice. Balanced and easy drinking.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre.
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uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber, small amount of particulate mater in suspension, but mostly clear. Big foamy light tan head. Aroma is basementy, soapy. Flavor is nutty, roasty. Bitter finish, not very sweet.
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber with moderately tall tan head. Aroma is a bit musty/funky, but otherwise not strong. Quite bitter and weedy tasting, with a hint of malt in the middle and a hint of pepper on the end. Lively palate. A bit too bitter for my taste.