Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure why there is so much hype around this guy. It is a smooth and tasty English bitter with some fruity notes and a nice crispy dry finish, but it really doesn’t do much to stand out from countless others similar to it. I’d be interested to try it on cask, but the bottle was a bit of a let down considering how it’s such a hot item nowadays.
AtronSeige (699) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Rich malty, light hops, dark fruit,
Appearance:Clear copper, small off-white head.
Taste: Medium bitterness, slight malt sweetness, light fruitiness, medium dry finish
Palate: Medium low carbonation, light body.
Overall: A nice aroma, good taste, but I expected a bit more flavour. But I will happily drink a few.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Orange color with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt. Taste, caramel malt, some fruits, light hoppy bitterness in finish. Too much on sweet side for me. Cask version is better.
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitter sredniej klasy. Mala pianka, prawie zadna, ale moze to bylo celem. Kolor miedziany dosc ciemnawy. Aromat znikomy. W smaku chmielny posmak z lekka nuta toffi i karmelu. Finisz lekko wytrawny
stevoj (2325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
perhaps this better as a cask ale. Oveall seems flat and unlively, flavor is OK but rather bland. Almost no head to speak of. Mouthfeel is slick with a little lingering bitterness. Just average.
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber with minimal head. Aroma malt and some molasses. Taste of a malty sweetness and a balanced bitterness. Not unlike Hobgoblin’s Ruby Ale and that’s fairly pleasant.
shoestring (280) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yup see what everyone means about poor head retention. I got the malts and caramel. Went down nice though. Would have again and need to try draught as they have at my caravan park.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear chesnut amber with pretty much no head. Not much of an aroma but caramel and apples come through. Taste is dominated by sweetness and acidity, there’s a fairly good base of malt and caramel which saves it from being a complete waste of money. Not good.
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Stuartyboy - clear orange brown, large foamy off-white head, some lacing, mild malty aroma, vanilla, toffee, sweet, refreshing
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Reddish amber brown colour, reasonable head. Vanilla malt aroma. Grassy toffee malt flavour. Watery. Very average bitter.