ianwelby (405) - - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Clear dark amber beer. Deep, toasty malt aroma. Smokey, sugary malt hit with a lighter, tangy finish. The taste doesn’t last long though, giving the beer an almost watery quality. It’s a shame because with the flavours that are there it feels like it ought to be nicer and heartier than it is.
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber, a bit cloudy, a foamy one finger head which diminishes. Aroma- lots of toffee, hops, pine notes. Taste is hoppy, plenty of bitterness, grassy, malty, caramel in the finish. Pretty good.
Niall73 (1328) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW, Stteatham, Pours a dark reddy amber with an off white head. Aroma has a bread maltiness with a hint of dark fruit. Light to medium body, a little thin, light carbonation. Light toffee, lemon, wood, leaves, apple, a little red berry stuff... Pretty dull all in all. Fine.
Don2711 (92) - - MAY 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Really excellent. Can see and taste why it has won awards. Nice caramel taste and fruity flavours. Beautiful ruby colour. Wish I had this on tap at home.
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a deep amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and cherries, with a hint of grapes, some pale malts and banana. flavour is mostly bread dough and roasted malts, with a hint of herbal hops, caramel, cereals and some alcohol in the finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - amber brown with lot of bubbles, frothy beige head, sweet caramel aroma with fruitiness, no lacing, sharp fruity caramel flavour, high carbonation
sharkydodson (151) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice fruity and hoppy aroma... full body... malty taste with shades of apple and toffee... dry and bitter finish...
Juha (31) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good lacing, brilliantly bright, deep copper mahogany colour. Aroma is sweet caramel from crystal, dusty hoppiness. Taste is fruity caramel, surprisingly firm bitterness upfront. Lovely jubbly.
Mr_Pink_152 (503) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep copper colour with a tan head. Aroma of mild malt and fruit, taste similar with some hop, giving a good balance. Average carbonation.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.
CraftyBeerTour (38) - Barcelon, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of a lifeless pour--minimal white head--but lovely deep, clear reddish brown colour. Enticing freshly baked granary bread aroma. Low carbonation, medium-bodied. Flavour balanced towards malt character in my opinion, with low bitterness. Pleasant toffeeish and somewhat mineral-like aftertaste. A good quaffable pint on draught I imagine.