jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Metallic, grain, toffee and light blackcurrant.
Appearance: Ruby amber body with a thin beige head that dissipates quite quickly. Average carbonation. Nice lacing.
Taste: Caramel, plum, blackcurrant, grain and roasted malt. Quite sweet.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: A pretty basic, fruity Bitter with a slightly unpleasant metallic taste.
scotty (963) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is quite dark, clear, with a thin patchy white head. Nice malty nose, some toffee and spice, not overly hoppy! Medium bodied with a clean malty palate, with a gentle hoppy finish. Good generic beer, only a pound....at the moment!
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London with friends. Pours clear, light brown with a fine, creamy head. Mild caramel nose, light toast. Light to medium sweet flavor with basic caramel, toasty bread, faint berries. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly dry to finish with toasty, almost doughy malts, faint toasty leaf bitterness, mellow caramel. Very basic stuff. Easygoing.
mike_77 (2019) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown colour. Flavour has a very nice malty taste. Has light chocolate, cocoa flavour.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy off white foam. Aromas are cocoa, raisins and tea with nutty alcohol and medicinal notes Some damp cardboard with low lemon. Flavours are raisins with herbal notes and dry tea. Earthy hops with a peppery finish. Merely OK.
mr_h (1512) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear red/brown ale, bubbly off-white head, roasted malt and berry fruit aroma, chocolate / toffee with a hint of spice, smooth, carbonation on the high side, medium body
JohnRMurdoch (2307) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Rustic caramel malt aroma. Dark brown colour, good head. Caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good bitter.
rauchbier (3409) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Tesco, Scunthorpe. Red brown, fluffy long lasting off white head and good condition. Slight fruity berry notes in the nose with some hints of toffee and a spicy pepperiness. Sweet in the mouth with hints of caramel and fruit tempered by a low chalky hop bitterness, finish is sweet malt and a low bitterness.
Martin243 (487) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle served cellar cool in a large tulip. Dark ruby, with a beige head. I wasn’t expecting much for a pund a bottle. Dark chocolate, licquorice, and the merest hint of...bovril? lurking in the background. Punched above its weight in terms of flavour. Would definitely buy again at the price.
SilkTork (4919) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml dark glass bottle from Tesco. Smooth and malty with some English hop notes lingering in the finish. A tasty beer - better than expected. Chocolate malts do work well in a bitter.