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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

strings' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1939) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2016
330ml bottle from Crafty Brew. Poured a deep chestnut brown with a tall and slowly fading light tan head leaving a slightly soapy lace. Aromas of caramel, toffee, earth, roasted nuts and tangy dark and dried fruits. A little choc and roast too. Similar to taste with more roasted malt presence contributing to the finishing bitterness. A little watery despite its Modest ABV, medium carbonation and a soft to moderate intensity and length finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (86) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2016
Hand pump (at Keg and Brew). Dark burnt brown with a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts perfectly. Aroma is of roasted barley with chocolate, toffee, coffee, sultana’s, dates and hints of salted liquorice. Flavour is smooth and malty with a light earthy hop bitterness, roasted barley, milk chocolate, toasted nuts, muscatels, raisins and light notes of coffee. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation, a watery texture and a good length dry/toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kol89 (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Bottle into glass. Biscuity and burnt toast aroma. Smooth feel in the mouth with low carbonation. Very well balance of caramel and toasty flavours that linger long after its consumed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (485) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours a burnt caramel colour with lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet and toasty with a very mild note of solvent. Flavour is caramel and malty with a slight burnt toast aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidAust (190) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
Looks good, great dark head and deep red brown colour. Taste, not quite as strong as I’d hoped for. Low alcohol (for a scotch ale) might have contributed. Overall OK, but looks better than it tastes. Shame as this brewery’s other beers have all been impressive. will go with other brands for my Scotch ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
This beer is delicious. It pours thin tan lacing, dark copper brown. The aroma is lacking, light roast, might need to let it warm slightly. The taste is great, long bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Toffee roast caramel chocolate alcohol on the nose. Dark red colour (prune juice?). HUGE frothy tan head. Looks a bit mad. Tastes sweetish with a subtle clean hop finish. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a caramel brown with a foamy light brown head that dissipated quickly, but returns on agitation. Sweet caramel dominates the aroma. Brown sugar, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and almost sticky but not excessively so. Very smooth. Nutty, caramel and dark fruits are the dominant flavours. Medium bitterness to balance the sweet malts. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Reddish brown. Aroma is very sweaty in the worst of ways. Taste seems a little off, but with a sessional toffee caramel aspect. Scotch ales are some of my least favourite beers so this isn’t necessarily bad, just kind of forgettable.

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