Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old Rating. Bottle. Copper coloured, tiny white head. Malt and fruity aroma. The flavour is one of bready malt, fruity, a bit of toffee maybe. Drinkable but boring
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th January 2009
BBE Aug 08 bottle strored cool and dark. Clear brown beer. Fairly standard bitter with an additional touch of toffee. Inoffensive but pretty dull.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A red amber coloured beer with a short lived off-white head. A predominantly malty beer with a good dash of coffee in the aroma and some but not as much in the taste. Some woody qualities, and pretty tasty all round. Better than expected.
DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red with a pathetically collapsing off-white head. Inviting coffeeish malt aroma like a mild, with background toffee. Forced fizz and bluntly bitter cooked hop deadness, but rounded out nicely with mellow coffee, chocolate malt, varnishy wood and walnut bitterness. Slightly good, but wrecked by pasteurisation.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark amber with a small head. Chocolate and toffee nut aroma with roasted malt hints. Flavour is the same, but with more caramel. Exactly as described by the commercial description for once! Finish is way too quick for my liking though!
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bronze with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with some biscuit. Fruity with berries. Spicy, earthy hops with a goo roast character. Flavours are sweet toffee with spices and coffee. Fruity, vinous and earthy. Decent.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Brown and cloudy with no head. Scent is predominantly coffee and dark chocolate with some hop in the scent. Quite watery. Some bitterness but not really dry. In the mouth: lots of coffee, roast malts and some dry hop.
gowdy (642) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very nice beer very much to my liking. Iíd definiately take this one again (and no, Iím not a liar).
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... copper colour ... little malt nose ... bit over fizzy ... malty little tart fruit . decent enough but as Fin said no great shakes.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Coffee and slight chocolate roasty malts with a fruity component. A little earthy hop in the finish. A bit thin and dusty in the mouth. Some nice flavours but let down by the overall feel.