campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with almost white head that persists. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Mild carbonation and bitterness with smooth finish. Very drinkable beer.
ramboraffe (895) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from tap. Clear amber with big white head. Smell is caramel sweet. Taste is caramel sweet with nuts and syrup. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.
JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear amber orange, with a near white head that’s fluffy and frothy, leaving rich lacing rings. Aroma: strong aroma of sweet, chewy toffee, caramel, brown sugar, cherries in light syrup, and vanilla. Taste: as the aroma indicates, a little nutty, with fruit notes more prominent as it warms. Finish: lasting sweetness of brown sugar and toffee, with a bit of vanilla and wood to dry it just a tad. Notes: Really nice scotch ale. Sweet, but with a light enough palate that it was easy to drink. On draft at The Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas.
Shapiro85 (16) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
I like this ale. Nice amber color. I enjoyed this better than 5 barrel. It was smooth and finished clean.
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
What a let down. Poured a medium garnet with a medium head. Faint nose and even more faint in the mouth. Boring.
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a thistle glass, a clear deep reddish copper colour with thin but persistent off-white foam. Nice grainy and caramelly aroma. Same with the flavour plus slight malt sweetness balanced by the gentlest earthy and flowery hop bitterness, bready, nutty, slightly toasty, slightly chocolatey, slightly acidic. Light-medium body, average carbonation, extremely smooth and easy drinking. Complex and tasty. Probably as close as we can get to a fresh, year-round, widely available table-strength Scottish Ale or English Mild type. Exactly my kinda everyday drinker.
Johnstledger8 (102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark Amber colour with a white head that clears quickly. Smells like toffee, caramel and forest fruits. Not as hop dominant as other amber ales. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Very refreshing and smooth.
MayumiH (293) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Amber with a white head. Light-medium body. Pretty good. Worth every shilling indeed.
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma of malt. Pours a reddish brown color with a short lasting white head. Sweet malt taste with a watery feel and a sugary finish.
sjohnny (408) - - SEP 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malt with shiny of spice(?). Pours clear copper with a thick foamy off white head. Thin bodied. Earthy. A little edge on the finish. I'd kind of expect something called a "flagship" to have some kind of distinction. This is okay and everything but just that.