rosenbergh (9927) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. BB 31/07. At the Oak Barrel, Helsinki Vantaa Airport.
Clear copper brown colour with a tiny off-white head.
Nuts, wood, caramel malt and some mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is mild bitterness, nutty dryness and some caramel maltiness. Watery.
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DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
10oz pour on tap at Cock & Bull. Clear red / brown color. Thin white head, some lace. Smooth texture. Some light earthy hop, light spice aroma, little skunky adjuct flavors. Light bitter, light sweet. Caramel malts. Light chocolate. OK... Better than standard New Castle brown, but I still don’t care for this
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt caramel, spice. Flavor is malt, caramel, light chocolate notes, spice, bread. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110913
jercraigs (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011-09-30. Crisp red amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Grainy malt, sweetish not quite caramel malt. 5+ Flavour is similar, sweetish malt, bit grainy, meh. Average to light bodied palate. Not great, mediocre take on an English ale. Bottle
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Very much like the regular Newcastle brown except for the slight rye presence and a touch more hops (the regular has virtually none). I like the additions. Not great still, but better."
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a foamy head. Aroma of grainy malt. Kind of a caramel, slightly hopped, bread taste. Bleh.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at Old Chicago, dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of slight grain, caramel, toffee, hints of earth, slight cardboard like notes in there as well, something unappealing. Taste is more wet grain, husky cardboard, some slight roasted nuts, caramel, finishing earthy and slightly dirty. Not my favorite.
djd07 (8813) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with a small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is raisin malt and berry. Thin mouthfeel with sweet malt and caramel. Easy to drink a good ESB from Newcastle.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Clear dark brown body. Alcohol dominated aroma with caramel and chestnuts. Mild malty flavor with little hops bitternes as well as some caramel and besides slightly sour. High carbonation. Short finish.
mabel (8421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[4012-20110930] 12floz bottle. Skunky toasted cucumber grain aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick bubbly white head. Old whiskey wood barrel dragged along a dirt road a few hundred metres and left out in the rain for a week flavour. Medium body. Not a fan. (5/3-/4-/2/8-) 2.2