gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium head back to lace cover on a dark red/brown pour,very dark carbonation good.Aroma mild chocolate coffee malty tone.Flavoue coffee,malt,fruit taste(stone)has a fairly good taste but weak at the finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (draft at Speights Southerner pub in Temple, London): Caramely, nutty aroma. Wish it was a little stronger. Bittersweet. Nice red/brown appearance with a head that really lasts. The flavour is smooth, with caramel and a bit of burnt toast. It’s so, so smooth. Not harsh at all. I’d like another of these, please!
Rune (8832) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half pint from tap served xtra cold at The Southerner , Temple, London. Dark brown red-tinged body with lacing on the glass. Light roasted malty to the nose. Notes of dark chocolate malts in flavour supported by a touch of sweet caramel. Too diluted palate for a porter. It’s a pity that the ice cold serving temperature took some of the flavour from all of the Speights beers at the bar (01.05.2008).
RichardGretton (4366) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in New Zealand. Blackish brown beer with a light head. The aroma is mildy yeasty, and the flavour is bitter and yeasty. Overall an average malty and bitter beer with a yeasty feel.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Had it in a Speights Ale House. Not that bad, but a bt dull.
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at the Speight’s pub, Temple, London.
I suspect that this is a dark lager, not a real brown ale. Ice cold, good looking, malty sweet, not hopped neough for balance.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good stuff from Speight. Enjoyed at a Speight AleHouse in Queenstown, NZ. Sweet and malty with some dryness. Light hops.
thebeertourist (5009) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Speight’s Ale House, Temple. Pours dark mahogny with a decent beige creamy head. Chocolate malt aroma. Nice chocolate flavours with hints of espresso. a bit watery texture. Quite likeable.
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Speight’s bar, Temple. Sweetish malt aroma. OK in mouth, bit too sweet. Decent tingly hop on finish. Hop had a sting. Malt is a little syrupy.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Probably the one NZ beer I’d pick out of the usual bottled selection in a NZ bar. Good fruity malt nose and flavour, too sweet and has a not so good aftertaste, chemical and acrid? Is this really ale? I get the feeling it’s a malty dark lager....almost a dunkel with no style?!