mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home, from Dobbies Garden Centre, Old Toll, by Ayr (bb 30 Apr 2016), caramel, red malt, bready aroma, deep blood red, brown with a lively beige head, fruity, caramel flavour, oily with a sweet malty aftertaste.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Adda, Metrocentre. Hazy dark red-brown in colour with a woody, malty and red fruity flavour followed by a slight thin oak, vanilla and currant finish.
stouby (4439) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear red-brown with an off-white head. Aroma medium fruity, chocolate, spicy. Flavor medium sweet, spicy, fruity, ending dry. Light to medium body.
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear ruby brown with a yellowish white head. Sweet caramel malt smell. Taste has fruits and malt in the finish.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lively critter this one with more of a tawny port body than ruby, a vigorous coarse cream coloured head and a little haze. The aromas suggest elderberries and herbal fruitiness which is more evident in the flavour. It is lipsmacking and tasty but probably best from nearer Staffordshire than in New Zealand, but still a charming, characterful ale.
jmgreenuk (7686) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear reddish dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a slightly watery malt, bed berry fruit, light spice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Appearance- very dark ruby/brown. A beige head which lingers. Aroma- toasty, nutty, hint of brown sugar, malty, yeast hints, wholemeal bread. Taste- medium to full bodied, not much bitterness, smooth, dark malty taste is prominent, then sweet raisins come through in the finish. Hints of toffee and caramel. Satisfying and a bit hearty- very good.
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from ABCbeers.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A little sweet with some chocholate. Pretty nice
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a hint of red. Very brown head that appears almost straight away. Aroma of malts and molasses. Tastes of coffee, molasses and a bit of wheat. Best I’ve had from this brewer.
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep Burgundy red. medium head. Aroma of burnt malts. Taste is slightly smokey roasted malts, hint of chocolate and a touch sweet. A little too watery on the palate and carbonated. An interesting beer, I quite like it.