comedygene (8) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Basically a kicked up newcastle, which I like. The base is a traditional nutty Newcastle with more bite and caramel flavor. I subtracted points due to the slightly unbalanced flavor.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a puffy white head. Slightly dry malt aroma with a light hint of caramel. Dry and lightly bitter at the start with a semi-sweet middle and a very surprising bitter bite at the end.
jhgrantjr (418) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, pours a golden clear color, small white head. Aroma has that Newcastle smell, malty, but not as heavy. Taste is also Newcastle with some light hoppiness. I'm not a fan.
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Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small bubbly white head.of bubbly foam. Aroma is grassy and floral. Taste of bitter grassy hops, and some grain-like sweetness.
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head and lively carbonation. Smells doughy and skunky. Tastes like it smells, but better, with a nice, refreshing hop presence. Crisp and clean on the palate. Light and enjoyable.
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red hot day, so figured I’d give this shot. Bottle. Amber ale with a thin white head. Distinctive "brown ale" malty nose. Not quite as heavy though. Gravy, malt and light hop. Taste is like a light brown ale - a bit like a brown ale shandy. Quite refreshing, but I’m not a massive fan of that distinctive "newcastle" taste, so it’s not a favourite.
vamp666 (15) - - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 This is a great summer Ale. Burgers, hotdogs, and a nice summer ale kicks ass. Good times
bowlnman1990 (87) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: floral and hops. Appearance: thin head, full amber/yellow color, little lacing. Taste: weaker than I was expecting, slight citrus? Palate: thin, short wet finish. Overall: it’s alright, worth trying but not something I will drink regularly.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unusual bitter taste with some citrus. Didn’t leave any lacing. Think I liked but its one of those beers that could go either way. Worth trying if nothing else is available.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle: BBD 30 Apr 2013. Poured into a ’Back Forty Beer Co’ badged glass sleeve @ home on 13 Apr 2013.
Light amber with an orange hint, on top a thin covering of off-white bubbles. Sadly the head soon did a runner.
Toffee apple aroma, with added grain.
Malty feel to the actual taste, but this a watery brew and it doesn’t carry the 4.4% ABV very well at all. Nicely carbonated but lacks depth of flavour and comes across as a weak, almost bland blend. To be fair it does have a crisp bitter bite towards the end, but overall I wasn’t really impressed.