emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass. The aroma has a sweetness to it as well as breadth and caramel malts. Deep amber pour with medium head. Tinge of bitterness on the end. Pretty mediocre overall
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brewery: Dunston (Scottish & Newcastle)
Date: August 18, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: dry earthy aroma, bready, woodsy
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, big bready presence, lots of woodsy hops, dry and earthy with just a touch of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden red with a creamy white head. Brassy earthy caramel and toffee aroma and taste.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Whispering Trees Liquor: Created a firm thin flimsy layer of foam head while the liquid was a lightly tinted brown color which I found to be odd since this was supposed to be red ale style. The aroma has a grained malt scent that reminds me of the wort process or a bowl of corn cereal and milk. The flavor hints towards a bland and boring taste with only a minimum amount of sweetness and bitterness that doesnít finish like a good beer should. This was the sorriest attempt at an amber ale that Iíve seen in a long time.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
the fall newcastle. Very deep amber color like the rusty color of dried blood. The aroma is a bit astringent and grain but some blueberry in there as well. Taste is a bit sweet caramel but full grain taste. A little hop int he finish. Carbonation pretty high. a little blah over all
bigabe (194) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Totally not a bad beer. Classic Newcastle nuttiness with a longer, maltier, and richer finish. I donít understand the low ratings on this one. Itís like Newcastle Brown that has been bottled in a proper brown bottle and flavored a little more for the craft brew drinkers out there.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14 nov 2011, bottle. Light nut brown, clear, no bubbles. Sweet, berry (blue but not blueberry) beer. Ugh. Thin body and fizzy. Actually tastes much better. Has some coffee grounds that come out up front. Unfortunately, it turns back into a berry Newcastle brown. Not very good.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber with barely a ring of head. Smell is caramel malt and a bit of grain. I really see the original Newcastle being the base here with caramel malts, washed out and slight ripe fruit. Low carbonation. The flavour is a bit washed out and too subtle. No lingering taste. I am not a huge fan of the original Newcastle and this goes along the same lines.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small diminishing bubbly off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and grain. Watery malty flavour along with nuts and grain. Average bodied. Not very good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a red-amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was pepper and cola. The flavor was bitter and sour pepper, cola and nut. Medium finish and medium body. Underwhelming.