jeremyh70 (757) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not blood red as advertised. More light brown with ruby tint. Weak tasting. Some malt and berry taste with some bitter. Wouldn't buy again.
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patrick767 (3586) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Clear dark amber with a light tan head. It smells mainly of caramel malt with some grain. The flavor is sweet caramel, a touch of hops, and that’s about it. Light to medium bodied. Rather mediocre. So far I’m unimpressed with Newcastle’s efforts to get into the craft beer market.
Dacrza (533) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Situation: Completed the holiday un-decorating...
Glassware: Rare Vos pint...
Appearance: quickly thinning off-white head to a pencil moustache...no lacing; body is dark orange and sparsely effervescent...
Aroma: buttery and malty, almost as a spirit with more potency--otherwise, much as a nut brown...
Palate: medium-bodied, thin and smooth--welcoming and simple...
Taste: slightly metallic, flat, malty and late hints of hops leave this beer oddly nondescript...
Overall: More of a chip/pretzel chaser than a stand-alone sessioon beer--not disappointing, but not upset by its "limited release" packaging either...
Chudwick (2175) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle - pours clear amber with tan head and thin lacing. Nose is cereal and floral. Flavor adds light smoke, roasted malts, and metal. Reminds me of the Hudy Amber minus the cheese. Also reminds me of the Mississippi Mud Black and Tan. Fruity aftertaste. flavor is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. fairly flat. Not nearly as good as the regular Newcastle.
dragons_fyre78 (6) - lebanon, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking straight from the bottle, not to bad. Reminds me of a thicker heavier killians. Has a light caramel taste. Resignates on the pallate alright.
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red/amber with one inch head that dissolves slowly. Thin taste, typical Newcastle finish. A nice mid range beer that drinks easily.
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured clear reddish-amber with a small, thin off-white head and lots of bubbling along the wall of the glass. Sweet berry aroma with a peppery, grassy note beneath common to rye beers. Body was hard to describe. Medium thickness, but with an odd metallic note to the finish. The berry didn’t come through in the taste at all until it warmed a bit. Odd metallic taste remained. The berry lingers in the finish, and the grassiness of the rye comes forward as it warms.
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of rye and soy sauce pours a dark amber with small head. It is a nice balance of thickness and smoothness.
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jb (2277) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and dark with orange highlights. Very much of a roasted malt presence in the nose and palate. Deep caramel/heath bar taste. Creamy then gritty mouthfeel. Really tasty session stuff.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of dark malt caramel and a good amount of hops. A decent quaffable one that I would consider buying again.