JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear reddish brown, with a short, creamy near white head. Aroma: light brown sugar, some spicy rye and medium floral hop character. Taste: sweet, slightly nutty, with a bit of a peppery bite. Finish: lingering toast, pepper, slightly dry. Notes: Actually not terrible. The rye gives a nice, slightly peppery bite to mitigate the nutty sweetness. Probably as good as the standard Newcastle Brown, although this is hardly a proper bitter.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Thanks bigbro.
Pours clear chestnut with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, sugar, caramel, light metallic, mild milky chocolate. Medium carbonation, dryish and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, kinda watery metallic notes, caramel. Quite sugary sweet with some fairly unbalanced bitterness.
SNL (66) - - NOV 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber, medium off-White head.
Roasted malty Nose. Taste is malty, a little caramel. Medium body, light bitterness
Aulbjerg (5) - - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great looking dark amber bottled ale. Very heavy smell of roasted malt.
Overall a nice drink!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fellebag (508) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12fl. oz. bottle. Medium off white head diminishing. Clear brown amber color. Aroma of sugar, cork, raisins and roasted malt. Taste is malt and berries with a portion of bitterness from the hops.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark amber - very toasty aroma, with a bit of earthy, leafy, almost mushroomy quality - flavor is much more dull and one-dimensional than the aroma - some toasty malt and a dry, fairly strong "Burton bite" of minerals on the tail end - some lingering toasty rye - not great, but for a bottled, pasteurized ESB from what is essentially a "macro brewer," it isn’t too bad.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t think this beer is nearly as bad as its ratings. Watery and mild, but with a nice malty, roasted character that I found nicely suited.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Mahogany and crystal clear. Medium-sized off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with a hint of nuts. Light-bodied. Easy drinking. Light and clean bitter finish.
thebombtb (6) - Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Good beer mellow taste. Cool theme and tie to the beautiful color. Newcastle is always delivering great products.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Clear Copper Color, Big Head, Decent Lacing. Lightly Toasted, Faint Chocolate Aroma. Taste about the same: Toasted Malt, Rye, Light Chocolate Notes, Light Bitter. Although there Is Nothing Too Exciting, It Is Better Than Expected. Decent...