tommann (2291) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddy orange with a small head. Aroma is piney hops and orange jelly. Taste is bready malt to start. Strong grapefruit bitter finish. A little one sided.
downender (5590) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 10/02/2012. Deep amber with a slight white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine resin and a touch of caramel. Sweet malt flavours upfront, followed by grapefruit and pineapple and a dry finish with more pine. Enjoyable.
dynamiteninja (1278) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Cask. The York Tap, York. Amber brown body. Medium white head. Grapefruit. Bitter with a bitter finish. 8 4 8 4 15. ### Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Citrus/grapefruit nose. Chocolate malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. Tangy dry finish. 8 4 8 4 15
DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Best Western Marina Hotel, Dover, 12/02/12. Needless to say the hotel didn’t provide me with this one. Muddy ruby, fine lacing beige. Floral hop, earthy malt aroma with butter, coffee, cinder toffee. Good background tropical and grapefruit hop. Nutty, bitter floral hop flavour with oily, chocolate orange, walnut notes. Hot metal and green hop burps. A bit washy. Liquorice, digestives. Drinks like a concentrate of Shep Neame Spitfire.
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with white head. Pine and resin hop aroma. Flavour is much the same with a solid maltiness and some fruit notes. Pretty, pretty good.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Mybrewerytap.
Pours fairly muddy amber with a lovely, staying, cream-coloured, cremy head. Aroma has lovely spiciness, pine, grapefruit, light ashy toasted caramel, some resin and light sweetness. Medium carbonation, good dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has dusty caramel malts, some resin, a tad yeasty, some rhubarb, citrus. Fairly bitter finish with some grainy malts. Certainly not Magic Rock’s best effort, but still good.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off cask. Very pale for an amber ale. A slightly less hoppy version of 5am saint but still nice.
gunnar (4291) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours hazy dark amber with a huge creany off-white head. Aroma of lovely fruity and grassy hops. Taste is fresh and crisp fruity and resiny hops, pinecones and grass, very dry and tasty. Lingering strong mint, a good one.
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
normally i am not impressed with red ales,but this beer excellent malt character and gentle hop profile . very well design beer.
Beersiveknown (2097) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark ruby amber, forms large dense foamy head. Pine resin, kiwi fruit and oranges on the nose. Sweet caramel and citrus pith with a drying bitterness in the finish. Fairly sticky with a medium carbonation.