Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Pours amber with small off-white head. Aroma floral / sweet / honey. Taste is citrus / honey / caramel. Finish is dry & malty, and a little short. Decent beer all the same.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 Bottle @ Porterhouse, London. Hoppy and fruity nose with some cream. Pours copper beer with a small head. Taste is honey with muscat and floral hoppiness. Some light carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Aftertaste is unfortunately short.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at the Lister Arms in Malham (Yorkshire), a slight haze to the amber colour with a creamy head. A fruity hop aroma with juicy malt. A smooth malt flavour with some buttery notes followed by a good bitterness in the finish.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-golden with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of fruity hops and caramel, and so does the flavour, that has a slightly dry, citrussy finish. It’s a nice ale, that is easy to drink and well balanced.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle which pours a dark amber with a lasting head. aromas of hops mostly followed with a malty tang. not much to get excited about, nothing really wrong with it just nothing which stands out
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Amber with a white head. Pleasant malty aroma. Another straight-down-the middle bitter. Quite tasty but not exactly a star performer. Wouldn’t go out of my way to try another... However I did try the cask version at the Royal Shepherd, Skipton, North Yorkshire (2.4.07). Copper-amber with a creamy head. Hop and malt aroma and a sweet malty taste, mild and delightful. Slight bitterness. Very good (Rating 188.8.131.52.16:3.8)
imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, filtered, 500ml (from Booths, Ulverston). Amber colour with full white head. This came over as really thin and watery, I had little impact throughout. I detected some malt and a little sweetish hoppiness. Certainly the beer is not unpleasant, but lacks va va voom.
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It has not really anything about Scotts, but the bitterness is good so far, the foam is good and the aftertaste is not annoying. I can have a little more of this some other time.
RichardGretton (4316) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a strongish head. The aroma is dry and toffee caramel, and the flavour is smooth, hopped, dry and caramel. Overall a reasonable bitter.
ALLOVATE (2486) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump @ the Steer Inn, York, Nth Yorkshire.
Slight tinge of copper shades its bright gold body. Head was short but firm and left some decent fine lacing. Sweet, tangy waft of oranges and flowery, earthy hops lift from the glass and precede each sip. Quite soft in the mouth, smooth and almost still. Tangy and again sweetish citrus fruits dominate the front end and mid-palate. Undertones of bready dry malts come in and the back end shows some grass and sharp spice with a rolling, bitter swallow that had some more dry malts. A little unbalanced, or to be more precise the flavours just don’t meld well enough. Still, it’s quite pleasant to drink. I’d just favour a pint of ’Black Gold’ over this.