ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4.0% deep amber colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, malty bitter taste, slightly too much carbonation.
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Lidl, Scunthorpe. Deep chestnut, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle burnt toast, sweet malt and earthy hops in the nose, quite dry with a roasted barley note initially in the mouth with a slight caramel sweetness and a developing hoppiness that becomes quite pronounced, muted finish with a low chalky burnt note and earthy hop bitterness
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy with balanced malts on the first taste, quite a complex beer with cereals and caramel on the palate
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought a bottle of this from the Shepherd Neame Brewery Store.
Aroma-Not to sure about, there was an aroma of rotten veg. Also some sweetness.
Appearance- very dark brown with a light head
Taste-Burnt oats, or burnt toast, doesn’t last long. Some sweetness, its not unpleasant.
Overall- Its ok not my favourite beer, I don’t think I would buy this again there are better beers from Shepherd Neame.
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lidl Blackwater. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head. The aroma is full of dark malts, the taste is very malty with a sweet bitter finish.
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a dark ale, quite thin consistency but with a thick, almost creamy head. Pleasant aroma of porridge oats and roasted barley. Tastes of roasted barley, but quite well balanced. Texture smooth, but somewhat watery. Overall pleasant, but not mind-blowing.
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Lidl. Dark brow beer with thin near white bottle. Some caramel, some malts, some diacetyl. In the mouth is a rather boring darkish malt beer with a pasteurised malt body. Bitter on finish, without much actual hop flavour. Just too buttery and a bit boring to be honest. Oh dear. Ugh.