redders1974 (760) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddy brown tan head some lacing orange peel light gooseberry caramel hopped in the finish tastes quite fresh
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber red with a large light brown head. Aroma is earthy and grassy. Taste is earthy, grassy, medium caramel; seen off by an earthy bitter finish. Medium body.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Newcastle Beer Festival.
Deep, ruby-amber with a bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is muted but there is some dried fruit, sultana and spice detectable in in. The taste is earthy, twiggy and slightly jarring. There are some pleasant biscuity malt notes but on the whole it came across as a little harsh and grainy. A disappointment - I definitely expected more from this one. Maybe my palate was suffering as I drank this immediately after a marshmallow porter. One for the "try again if possible" list.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, pours cloudy red gold, off white head. Nice malty backbone, juicy grapefruit, light bodied, texture is quite creamy. Finish is long and bitter.
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can. Cloudy, dark amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty and (partly citrusy) fruity hoppy aroma, notes of red berries, orange, mandarine, some pine, a nuttily touch (peanut). Taste is crisp hoppy, citrusy fruity, notes of orange, mandarine, hints of red berries and pine, a minimally chalky touch, caramel malty background with subtle sweetness and a minimally nuttily touch; lasting bitter hoppy finish. Refreshing, mouth-filling, very very nice.
weordie (688) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with a big foamy head. The aroma is sweet berries. A lovely sweet berry flavour is balanced out by a slight bitter finish, it’s a bit like a black IPA taste.
allanmb (102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with quite a bit of haze and thin beige head. Aroma of citrus and zesty hops with a touch of caramel and toffee. Medium carbonation. Taste of fruity hops and sticky toffee pudding fades to zesty bitterness. Medium dry finish. Very good amber. Not too malt forward.
BazScott (53) - - MAR 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy dark red colour, with small head which quickly disappears. Hoppy aroma. Back to basics beer. 4 ingredients, big flavour. :-)
Scottishchris (632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from beerhive. Murky red brown, big off white craggy head. Malty hoppy nose. Medium full body, sft fizz. Caramel and hoppy bitterness. Pretty full on for such a (relatively) mild abv. Good red ale.
likeatrainwreck (397) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper with an off white head. Loads of hops in the aroma, flavour is strong malt, with a bitter hoppy finish... bit of pine, bit of citrus... quite thin in the mouth, but refreshing and very drinkable. Good beer.