richc (144) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malt, almost malt extract like dominates the aroma, almost cloyingly sweet smell. Flaour adds a touch of bitterness and not much else.
DanielBrown (3164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a fridge. Not a very appealing drink. Pale amber (perhaps umber). Smell is rather deadened. Flavour of cardboard shreddies. A bitter malt experience. Stewed, humped UK hoppage.
ianwelby (202) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a sweet, malty aroma and the taste is similar, though a little bit bland. Okay and nothing more.
olliejobbins (326) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a clear gold with small head. aroma is weak but of hops. good taste. full palate but not complex. hoppy and refreshing.
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly clouded golden ale with a very small head. Has a light but pleasant pale ale aroma and fairly smooth texture.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Slightly hazy copper, sweet malt aroma, caramel and some floral hops. Sweet flavour, forward bitterness with a mellow brown sugar body.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
If you close your eyes you can still tell its a derby brewing company beer. That’s because they all have that unique, bland, boring, offensively pointless taste. This is no different.
gunnar (3582) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from myBrewerytap.com. Pours clear amber with a tiny beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, hay. Taste is moderate sweet, dark caramel, light hopped for that moderate bitter finish. Nothing outstanding, but drinkable.
mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown colour. Slightly fruity nose. Has a balanced flavour; fruity malty then a bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Sept 09, drank May 09. Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass.
Lovely deep amber, clear body with a good off-white head sat on top. The head tried to stay but faded towards the end of the tasting.
Malt Loaf, then dark caramel and treacle. Sounds sickly, but the aromas were there without the sweetness factor.
This is one of the maltiest beers from the UK I’ve ever tasted. The Challanger, Goldings and Northdown hops try to break through, but even though they are whole hops (not in pellet form), they only just make an appearance if you search for them.
Lacks true body depth and any creamy or richness, it does however ’feel right’.