cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottlr at home ... copper . big bubbly white head ... soft sweet toffee caramel malt nose ... soft toffee fruits ... light metalic tone .... soft fruits ... ok
BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: canít afford steak, so had it with a packet of Cheese and Onion crisps on 2nd March 2014. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home, one month before itís BBD.
Looked fine: a deep amber, clear and clean, on top an off-white foam.
Malty and semi-sweet in the nose, caramel and toffee notes come to mind.
The taste is the same as the aroma, sweet maltiness rule the flavours with some dark fruit notes to add with those caramel and toffee hints. Decent and leaning towards my sweet tooth from the start.
Canít find any smokiness as mentioned on the labelling, mild bittering towards the finish but otherwise a malt laden brew and Iím not convinced a medium rare piece of beef would have gone too well with this beer. Decent and a beer Iíd gladly try again, with or without a steak.
Martin243 (669) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
99p from Home Bargains. Served cellar cool in a shaker. Ruby brown with an impressive creamy head. Caramel aroma. Toffee, dark chocolate orange, and raisins in the mouth, with a slight smokiness. Slick palate. Good solid Northern bitter. Iíve had half as good for twice the price, so 10/10 for value, or is that too vulgar for us connoisseurs?
s_hartshorne (465) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle quality save 99p. Light ruby colour halo beige head. Aroma isnít strong dark fruits malts. Taste is similar with bit of smoke decent bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Ok bitter.
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Byker. This is a dark amber coloured beer with deep, rich red fruity flavours, burnt currants, slight soapiness and a thin roasted finish.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 23/12/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. The aroma is on the thin side; just malty notes. Rich but over malty in the mouth. Old fashioned. Weirdly meaty. Ordinary.
DruncanVeasey (6806) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I retract my previous statement about all Robinsonís beers tasting the same. All Robinsonís pale beers taste the same. They should stick to the dark stuff- this is pretty decent. Clear chestnut with an initially rocky beige foam. Chocolate, mellow lactic, cork and chestnut aroma. Soft and praline-accented with background berries and milky filter coffee citrus. Might even taste alright with steak. Was limbering my fingers up to utterly slate this but fair play- forced to swallow my preconceptions and rate as I find.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco drunk at home. Mahogany clear thin off white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Pepper finish. decent best bitter to bo honest.
RichTheVillan (1930) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco; chestnut brown pour with foamy tan head, nutty aroma, taste has caramel nuts some dried fruits better than the blondes in the range.
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper in colour with a thin white head. Has an aroma of bready malt and wood. malty flavour that lacks body with a smokey aftertaste.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Clear appearance with a low carbonation.
Subtle flavour which could be a polite way of saying it is boring. Disappointing.