imdownthepub (10134) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at The Bell, Gt. Bourton, Oxon. Deep copper colour with bubbly head. Good medium roasted malt base with biscuit and caramel, than a fruity, oaky overlaid flavour. A little quick on the finish but there is a pepper note at the end.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This I like. A good rendition of a red ale. Brilliant bronze/red colour. Big hop hit on the nose, but roasted malt too. Fruit comes in on the palate, but with hops hitting hard there too. Bitterness developes towards the finish and hangs on in there in the aftertaste, where it is joined by a vaguely smoky whisky tang. Well balanced and eminently drinkable. I could easily sink a few of these. Handpump, The Speaker, Westminster, London SW1.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
malty/coffee like aroma, dark ruby hue with virtually no head, lemon/lime tones, maltiness, hoppy finish, very little carbonation
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper coloured ale with no immediate impact but a subtle taste that grows on you.
Refreshing and pleasant but certainly not worth
waiting in a long line for
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copperred. Citrus and elderberry aroma with hints of red meat. Bitter flavor with roasted tones. Not middle of the road but an average ale.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge cascade aromas with hints of dark malt. Short but initialy rocky head. Fruit and toffee notes with a dry roastyness balanced with more cascade flavour. Slight powdery feel in the mouth and even more cascade in the aftertaste.
omhper (19310) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber appearance. Big grapefruity aroma. Light bodied. Very hop aromatic, cascade hop dominated, roasty. Soapy mouthfeel, bitter finish.