ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, - SEP 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep chestnut brown, with a small beige head, which does not last all that well nor leave much lacing. The main aroma is prune, with some hints of vanilla and biscuity malt. Very mild grass and spice hops lead into a slightly weird blend of prune and banana. The banana persists through to the finish, where it is joined by some faint, doughy biscuit malt. This is not the world’s most flavoursome beer, and what flavour exists is not terribly inspiring. A pretty missable beer.
MrHangover (3305) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ THT August, courtesy of Scotty001. Pours a cola brown beer with a very small beige head on top. Aroma of light roast, coffee and not much else. Flavor is watery, light sweet, malty and really not all that special. Very short and watery aftertaste. Meh.
Scotty001 (355) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep dark brown, disappearing beige head. Aroma of sweet fruit and liquorice. Light body, flavour as the aroma.
fellebag (1167) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Cream white layer. Dark clear red brown color. Aroma is leaves, sugar, syrup, caramel. Taste is sweet of caramel birch sap.
Hanoi (618) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Its a long long time since I drank this. Nose is sweet malt, yeast, a little brown sugar, slight cardboard.
Taste is sweet malts, lactose, hint of cola, slight hint of leather, hint of hazelnut.
There is no real depth to the drink, but at a £1 a bottle and with the abv it’s acceptable as a budget quaffer, and is better than a lot of the macro bitters.
The_Osprey (3456) - 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 I’ve tried from Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. I’m sure there would have been some better beers I’ve could have picked!
redders1974 (394) - 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 (3118) - 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 (852) - - 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 (547) - 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 (5726) - 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]