danlo (677) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from York National Railway Museum Shop. Copper amber colour, bubbly white head leaving lots of lacing and malty toffee aroma. Fizzy spicy bitter malt taste with lingering dry bitterness and a slight earthy toasted malt undertaste. OK.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle BBD 30 Apr 2013: poured into an Abbot Ale tankard @ home on 30 Dec 2012.
Good amber looking beer: full head of off-white foam tops it of nicely.
Malts lead the way in the aroma and taste: caramel semi-sweetness with a roasted/toasted unsweetened buicuity feel to the whole thing.
Fairly crisp and almost sharp in the mouth: the malts however ensure this is a mostly calm malty brew and Iiked it. Iíd have prefered more body depth and alcohol, but as a 4% ABV Bitter I suppose you canít expect a rich, thick beer.
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a chestnut brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma with some caramel, taste is all malt with a hint of caramel with a dry malty finish.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Chester-le-Street. Amber coloured with rich malty and toffee flavours, red fruity notes and a sweet warming finish.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Bottled 28/10/12. A classic brown coloured beer with a white head and lace. Very ashy and grainy in the nose. Dry in the mouth. A short finish ending with a bit of Caley sweetness. Exceptionally malty and very low hop quotient. An acquired taste. Score 2.6
Subsequent rating scored 2.7 Score unaltered
worldbeertaste (1362) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper amber with a lacy thin white lasting head. Deep smell of caramel malt, plum, figs and light toasted malt. Defiantly smells better than the taste. Medium thin body. Tastes of malt and dried fruit. Slight stale skunky elements, lager cardboard bitterness. Almond and citrus finish. Not really special or good. Disbalanced
kaziopiwosz (336) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good taste with hoppy and raisins nute. White foam, medium thick, stays for 3 minutes. Dark-golden colour, somewhat copper.
Martin243 (617) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured into an outsize tulip. Dark amber with a thin white head.Juicy plum and cinder toffee aroma. Fruit and nut toffee, red berries, and spicy almond flavours. Gentle carbonation, and a rounded bitter finish. Quite assertive for a 4% bitter. Enjoyable.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy, malty aroma, well balanced with a toffee finish, not bad, a good example of the style
jamesie1857 (1098) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - pours a nice chestnut brown with a white head, a lovely malty aroma, with a fruity nose there too. A bit spicy, with a decent mouthfeel, and a citrusy bitter after taste. Not bad this one.