planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s ‘Raise the roof’ tasting. Amber pour with a beige head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, butterscotch. Caramel, smoke, toffee, brown sugar taste.Slight bitterness. Sweet, malty finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chriso’s pre- GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Shindig ’10. Slightly hazy amber. Popcorn aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Some bitterness.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2010 bottle at chris o ... opper brown... soft dry light sweet malt ... little fizzy ... dry wooody toffee malt ... little dull but ok.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin offwhite head. Mediocre aroma of caramel and coacoa. Boring flavor of caramel and coacoa. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Mostly boring.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of carrots and grain. Taste is of grain and water.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Blue Lou for letting me try this one. Pours a not very attractive muddy reddish brown colour. Aroma is actually decent, some sweetness like cinnamon, coffee and malt coming through. Taste is very light. Not bad but not a typical amber. Actually very reminiscent of the Leine’s Red. Sort of thin. It also reminds me of Railhouse amber. Semi sweet and fruity like raisins.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 ) Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of toasted nuts, whisky (odd…), cereal, and caramel (nose resembles a much stronger beer). Flavor of toasted grain, caramel malt, marzipan, and nuts. Something seems a bit off in this batch.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut colored body, filmy white head, and slippery lacing. Lots of caramel and butter in the aroma. Honey roasted peanuts and perhaps a bit of coffee. Light mellow body that’s balanced but finishes too short. A boatload of butter in the flavor, minor roasted caramel and that’s about it. Strange brew, one was enough.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear amber. Nose of cooked butternut squash. Taste is bland corn, under-carbonated and overall not good. Too sweet as well.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks man for helping me add another state. Pours dark amber with a decent frothy beige head. Appropriate caramel aroma. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with fruits, nuts, and maybe a bit of grassy hop. Has a very different flavor impression. Buttery apple? Finishes more dry than not. Ok drink.