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 (844) - 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 (159) - 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 (2538) - 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 (5156) - 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.
Gription79 (2649) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Nothing special going on with this beer. Some toffee, caramel, berry notes and an odd earthy flavor. No flaws other then it being boring.
Imaena (2085) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The beer lives up to the Newcastle standard. Solid midrange beer.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
lots of earth and peat. sharp lightly frothy head adds little as does the body which is moderate, with light grain and otherwise lifeless. hint of ivy.
kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a clear amber body with a slight reddish hue, minimal fizzy off-white head. The nose is very dry and grainy with a slight note of lightly roasted coffee and some English hops. The flavor is dry toasted malt up front with a slightly husky graininess. Finishes with some lightly bitter hops and a little bit of burnt caramel. Light bodied with firm fizzy carbonation. Nice dry lingering finish. Pretty nice ESB.
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A gimmick beer that works...to a point. Looks good, has enough of a malt nose. A touch of rye snap and then nothing. Not really to style. I guess I missed the "bite of bitterness".