MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Lovely initial aromas out of the bottle. Dark chocolate, Espresso and cranberries on the nose. Palate pretty feistily bubbly but overall well balanced flavours taling off with slight hoppiness, digestive biscuits and a lovely bitterness
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was of Vienna malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of red malt and hops. Not one that I would likely buy again.
shoestring (304) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i actually enjoyed this immensely. Lovely red. Taste improved as well, as it heated up. Jolly nice. Bottled from Asda.
screigh (502) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby red color. Zero head. This thing has so many floaters It looks like a weak oatmeal. It looks a bit syrupy too. Aroma reminds me of a malty barleywine. Malty and fruity with a somewhat dry finish. Without even knowing where this was made my initial thoughts were, "It tastes English."
Rune (9098) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half, well kept cask at Horse & Jockey in Chorlton. Bright golden-brown body covered by a tiny, beige head, blanketing the glass. Smell of mid-sweet malts and oranges. Mixed bag of red oranges, ripe fruits and caramel malts. Rounded bitter endnotes. Satisfying partner to the mushroom pie (Greater Manchester, 06.07.2012).
mike_77 (3794) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown colour. Aroma has some sweet red fruit. Flavour is fruity and malty and has a light smokiness. Shame about the slightly metallic taste.
BlackHaddock (4733) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear 500ml bottle: best before the end of Feb 2013 and poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 10th June 2012.
It’s name suggests it might be red and as the bottle was clear it showed that colour! The head was a cream coloured affair of tight bubbles.
Malty and fruity in the nose and taste with a mini-hop finish. Fairly sweet feel in everything: the alcohol is nicely hidden and overall it gets a ’thumps up’ from me without waving my arms around excitedly.
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Medium ruby amber with an edge head, no lace. Another weak entry from Lancaster. Nothing wrong here because there is nothing here to be wrong. Light malt to begin, with a tiny amount of bittering at the finish. That’s it. I got this from a friend - he’s in a mail-order beer club. Most of the club’s selections are scarce, but scarcity doesn’t make them somehow better. Re-visit 8/5/12: I’ve had a bottle that is apparently more fresh than my earlier sample. Better aroma, better look, more caramel malt in the flavor. It continues to be average, but 2.1 to 2.9 is good.
dogbomb (1012) - ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep rust brown with a generous tan head. Nice smells of malt, toffee and rich caramel. In the mouth, the sweet caramels come to the fore with a slight metallic tang and some fruitiness. Picking out plum and a little apricot. The finish is mild, but pleasant and leaves behind a lasting sweetness and bitterness.
RobertDale (4115) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my beer of the month club. Pours a clear copper with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, and fruit. Taste is similar with some hops presence. Nice.