AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a corner shop.
Appearance - deep amber with a red hue. Decent head.
Nose - burnt bread, a bit molasses.
Taste - burnt again, some rye,
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy yetsslightly astringent finish.
Overall - a bit gnarly but the challenge is somewhat rewarded.
Scottishchris (409) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy deep ruby amber, big fluffy off white head. Hoppy malty nose. Medium body, sweet with lightly butter finish. Caramel, light toffee and dried fruit. Medium long bitter finish. Solid as ever from Buxton.
elbernays (847) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl at beer market. Pours chestnut red with tan head. Wood, dusty malt, dark fruit slightly floral nose. Flavour is dry bitter earthy wood. A bit fruity - cherry, blackberry on finish. Lasting bitter wood finish.
Johnstledger8 (187) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours dark ruby red with a mostly lasting soft off white head. Aroma of forest fruits, strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, toffee, really fruity aroma. Taste is of red fruits, red fruits, resinous pine, citrus and grassy finish. Medium carbonation, watery to oily mouthfeel. Another good one from Buxton.
Ktwse (2716) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'll be using voice recognition to rate this one. For Stacy Brown with no wind to her. Aroma of caramel fudge like grapefruit. Tastiest coffee better with slight sweet finish. But his life and smooth with soft carbonation.
MayumiH (348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Well and Bucket. Caramel malt aroma. Great mix of piney hops and sweet malts with a bitter bite. Splendid :)
teddybeer (2710) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with an off-white head with good retention. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, burnt sugar and fresh hops. Flavor is bittery with toasted hints, some orange peel notes are present as well. Bitterness in the final with a good presence on palate.
SarkyNorthener (2918) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Dark copper beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma of dry hops, caramel and spice. Taste is spice, caramel, dry leaf and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Very good.
niquillis (1690) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On gravity at Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Pours murky red brown with an off white head. Plenty of light spice, hint of caramel, very well hopped. Cracking beer.
chinchill (2903) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Andrews Brewing Co.
This "amber ale" is, as the bartendress says, actually a red IPA.
More resiny hops on the nose than anything else, but some hints of toffee as well.
Clear, but very dark red-brown, with a fine head and excellent lacing.
The flavor is a nicely balanced mix, given IPA status, of hops and malts. Moderately high bitterness. Lingering flavor of a moderately complex blend of hops.
O: should appeal to fans of black IPAs and others.