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Brewed by Red Hill Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Red Hill, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The colour of burnished copper, strong with a caramely sweetness. A malt driven beer, lightly balanced with our own Goldings and Willamette fresh hop flowers. The grain make up in this beer is a tightly kept secret. It has taken 7 years to perfect and is a very special blend of English Malts, some of which are dark roasted to impart the toffee and sweet flavours of this ale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
From the bottle, just on cool. Dense, compact, creamy beige head atop a deepest ruby body that simply shimmers in the light. Very odd aroma reminiscent of pine, nail varnish, enoki mushroom, latex gloves, sticky toffee and raw hazelnuts. Cleaned up in flavour. Generously malty; sweet upfront, sticky toffee and burnt sugar meets rust and blood tannins, burnt charred timber and dusty old hops in back. Smoky, chalky finish has just a touch of sherry to it. Knocks above its weight, well rounded and rather smooth. Still get that odd mushroom note coming through in the aftertaste. An interesting brew. Well made and very quaffable. (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Frothy biege headf soft medium carbonation mahogany pour aromas caramel earthyness fruit toffee flavours are caramel a soapyness floral note earthyness very dissapointing ale such a good micro weak tastes and soapy at the aftertaste watery note a pity

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a deep amber with a small head and minimal laving + aroma of the morning camp fire after a nights camping with a hint of sweetness. The flavour is confusing mainly sweetness with a slight ashey backing. This beer is quite different but not a stand out IMO.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2011
A little thin and watery, but at least it is not too high in ABV. Not really like a scotch ale to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lucamanman (18) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap from brewery. Nice amber colour with minimal head. Strong malt taste but still has a smooth finish. Overall decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Bottle courtesy of Nick. Pours chestnut brown with a very small beige head. Odd nose to this one, reminded me a lot of mushy peas, which I love but I don’t think it comes across very well in a beer. Taste was a little boring, mainly raisins and toffee. Just ok although scotch ales aren’t really my thing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2010
330 ml bottle, courtesey of Nate2g. This has been aged a bit and without having tried it young I think that has improved it. Clean raisiney flavours and aroma with a lot of toffee and some chocolate as well. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2010
330ml bottle. Creamy latte coloured crown of foam. Deep brown in colour and appears solid and inviting in the glass. Strong biscuity malty aromas with a hint of caramel. Well balanced flavour that is very tasty. A little thin in the body when you drink it but this does nothing to detract from the overall enjoyment you get when you drink this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2010
Draught. A very dark brown in the glass. Tobacco on the nose, and then even more in the flavour. Some chocolate as well, with some touches of oak. Quite sweet, but it manages it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
Local Taphouse in Sydney. The roasted malts really come through, leaving an odd brew which seems like a marriage between a rauch and a kriek. Pretty tasty though.


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