The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle, 2.8%, BB May 2016. This looks exactly like cola. Small tan head if forced. Highly sparkling. Aroma is molasses and brown sauce, touch of balsamic. Possibly cola too, though that may be psychological. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is light, kvass-like, cheap fairground toffee, cola, touch of metallic yeastiness. In a blind test, you would easily be able to convince me that this is some kind of crap attempt at making a cola. The 100th beer Iíve tried from Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide. Iím sure there would have been some better beers Iíve could have picked!
redders1974 (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Easy drinking brown ale quite sweet and a bit flat had two bottles and the second went into flavouring a beef casserole says it all really
chinchill (4269) - South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. BB date at the end of March 2016 is almost a full year away.
Looks and tastes like a rather good mild brown ale. Nothing striking here but no apparent defects either, and the aroma reflects some nice medium roasted grains. About as good as can be expected given the style and economical price.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mildly caramel aroma. Gorgeous dark appearance. Thin with a heavy caramel flavouring. Only 2.8% could drink this for days.
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hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is coca cola brown, ruby tinge, no head at all really. Aroma- sweet malts, slightly vinegary, dark cherries, raisin. Taste- dark malts, caramel, dry roast towards the end, coffee undertones, dark fruit hints. Ok for the abv.
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark ruby color with a fine tan head. Light toffee and malt aroma. Light and thin toffee flavour. Also a bit sweet. Not my cup of ale.
[On handpull at The Globe in Liverpool, England]
Serapac (354) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown, thin beige head. Aroma malt and coffee, taste too. Very light watery body.
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eastkenttom (120) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: A no nonsense brown ale. Not much to smell but a little biscuit and chocolate on the palate but maybe a bit watery which youíd expect with the percentage. Still, always cheap for just £1 in my local supermarket and I buy it from time to time.
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old style brown ale. 2.8% ABV and feels it. No real depth of flavour or aroma. Looks good for a short time with it being very, very dark but you know the beige head is too thin to last. Only £1 for a 500ml bottle so no real complaints but not really my thing.
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Asda in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of barley, leaves and malt. Taste of light malt, nuts, caramel, leaves and light raisins. Flat and boring finish. Refreshing but just nothing special.