SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml dark bottle from Morrison. "Hoppy in the dark" is the claim on the neck label - though itís the malt that makes more impact. This is a roasty premium bitter with moderate hop levels. Itís quite a tasty beer with some malty sweetness which is balanced more by the dark roasted malts than it is by the hops. There seems a sense of Heineken going for an ESB type beer, but somewhat sweeter, less hoppy, and more appealing to the masses. It quite appeals to me, but not in any significant way, and Iím a little put off by the small bottle.
BeerNDonuts (1) - - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is way off style but looking beyond the label I really liked it.
If they were to rebrand it, what style would it fit in?
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliantly clear deep copper with an off-white head.
Aroma of malt and some hops which are similar to a floral guest soap.
Light yet coarse bitterness. Thin and refreshing.
Premium bitter, not ESB or IPA.
stevencon (510) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From bottle to glass. No head formed crystal clear copper. Aroma of biscuit and malt and no hops. Watery no carbonation light malt sweetness no hop bitterness. I hope I got a bad bottle or something.
beertholomeus (1188) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich copper color with 1 finger white head. Smells of malts, caramel and some hop notes. Tastes strongly of malts and caramel with a hop bitterness as well. Medium body and slightly bitter finish. Delicious and easy to drink.
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet musty toffee nose ... sweet spiced ... metalic fruits ... blah
dogbomb (1053) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark rusty gold with lots of bubbles. Yellowish thin head. Malty nose with a hint of grapefruit rind. A little ginger and spice in the mouth, with grapefruit bitterness and some malt sweet. A touch of honey. A bit bland though. Expect much more from this style.
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper pour with a pale brown creamy head. Very little aroma - maybe a little toast? Flavour is biscuity, but watery, little flavour and very little bitterness. Disappointing...a bit bland.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jan 2013 - cold bottle on a very snowy day. Pretty generic stuff. Itís not bad, itís just boring. Malty with very little real hop flavour. A tiny bit of a mild licorice honey flavour - very mild and a bit watery.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark rust orange with minimal head. Aroma of light grassy hops and lots of caramel. Taste is light bitter. Burnt caramel and grassy hops. Light bodied with a very slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not too bad. Very drinkable, but nothing super special.