crossovert (11406) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bottle. Surprisingly not skunked. And surprisingly good. Light toastiness, light hop bitterness, pleasant.
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clean english bitter with a nice yeast profile. Not much on the hop aromas, slightly earthy. Malt is clean light and refreshing with some nice bready and biscuity flavor.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light red...not much head...aroma is a skunky sweet malt... Taste is weird...has a decent initial taste but the finish is an unplesant bitter blech...wont do again
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear 500ml bottle drank a week before its best before date in late October 2008.
Poured into a Batemans pint sleeve glass. Clear, bright, teak brown or red wood in colour depending on how it caught the light. The off-white head soon went to just a collar.
Toffee aroma, mixed with caramel and some malts, nothing spectaclar.
The aroma wasn’t anywhere in the taste, which was tinny and metallic. Very dry in the mouthfeel and aftertaste for such a good smelling beer.
No redeeming features apart from its looks, a fizzy beer that I’ll not be trying again.
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Smells better than it tastes," said one of my drinking pals. It does smell good: sweet malt and light floral hops in the nose. Clear burnished copper color, no head, no lace, doesn’t look appealing. The taste is fresh (bottled yesterday?), with good caramel malt moving smoothly to a light balancing bitter in the finish. The finish lingers nicely.
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of floral bread and leather with medium sweet and light bitterness and slight skunky taste, low carbonation and a bitter finish. A bit watery but not bad overall.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugary caramel aroma with a hint of cask aging. Copper color and very still. Sweet nutty flavor, mild hops present throughout. Body feels heavier than it is. Long aftertaste. Classic English ale.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
It claims to have a nice hop balance to it, but it doesn’t come through. The appearance is orangish, which the is the most appealing/interesting thing with this beer. Disappointing overall.
mnoud (312) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 12oz bottle in Guinness pint glass. Pours a nice golden amber, crystal clear. Little to no head, scant bubbles from bottom. Aroma smells almost like Old Speckled Hen which is not surprising I guess. Flavor is very subtle and a tad mundane, almost like a watered down ale. Probably a great session beer, you could slam a few these quickly, but not enough in the flavor department to reward your efforts.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a small, creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel, toffee, pilsner, and wheat. Light caramel flavor, with butter and lightly bitter grass. Smooth. Meh.