wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild dark ale that leaves a fizz in the palate. Not a great deal of aroma or taste but has a smooth texture.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, drunk 27th Dec 2010. Very clear deep ruby, little bit of bubbly head. Nutty malt taste and aroma. Palate tends towards thin and the overall flavour is rather one dimensional.
danielyabu (1240) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
small frothy light brown head. vnl. fd. flat thick dark reddish-brown body. aroma: heavy malty, dark bread, caramel, light hoppy, raisin, wood, cola, red fruits. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. forte dulçor maltado, tem muito pouco a oferecer em relação ao estilo, lembra mais uma Brown ale, falta toques de madeira, amargor lupulado, aquecimento alcoólico, etc 10 s
tommann (2855) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is fruitcake malt, some apple and alcohol too. Taste is dark fruity malt to start, burnt malt in the finish. Some apple in the aftertaste.
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from B&M, suppliers of beer bargains to the cash strapped. Not much in the way of an aroma, fast fading off-white head on a rich clear ruby body, medium sweet, full bodied and sticky soft carbonation. I would normally give this sort of beer a miss, but I’m also having one of my periodic obsessions with cough sweets, and I really enjoyed it. Made me nostalgic for winter nights in a pub with nothing but beer, a coal fire and a few mates.
madquacker (1051) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby black with nice lacing. Nutty and some vegemite. Not too sweet. Ver nice.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a deep brown color with a cap of tan head. Aroma of caramel malts and hazelnut. The taste is heavily nutty, with vanilla and molasses as well. Sweet caramel and floral hopping throughout. Decent body. Low levels of fine carbonation. Dry and lingering sweet hazelnut finish. Not what I expected. Reminded me in many ways of a lighter Rogue Nut Brown. Tasty and well balanced!
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, roasted malts striking me straight away but there is also hints of fruit, chocolate, toffee and a very faint coffee aroma all fighting to be noticed. Quite complex but everything seems to blend well together & it makes for an appealing smell.
Chestnut-red in appearance with finger sized, tan coloured head that is foamy looking for the most part but also features the odd bubbly patch. Head retention is pretty good with minimal fade.
It starts off with the dark, roasted malt flavour from the nose & is quickly followed by a nut & toffee blend that is quite enjoyable. On the downside the middle tastes ever-so-slightly watery but not overly & the finish is a very mild coffee one, leaving a nice medium bitter aftertaste that works nicely.
Medium bodied ale although it seems more watered down than it actually is (more the taste than anything else really); it could have used with being a little more smooth, still it is a nice drink.
Overall this was a slightly above average bitter that was extremely well-balanced, with all the flavours working well together & making an easy to drink beer.
1001 Beers to Try:
ALLOVATE (2468) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cap come off and it seemed it was half for me and half for my kitchen bench; it just couldn’t wait to get out the bottle. Settles to be more head than beer, but this is quickly diminishing. A lovely russet chestnut in colour and bright as bright with minimal carbonation. Aroma of roasted hazelnuts, cocoa, sultanas and sweet toffee. Malt driven, earthy and very nutty in the mouth, though thin for body and just a little too prickly in carbonation. Light roasted grain note in back, a little tannic and metallic in the finish. Short in length, minimal hops present, lacking in complexity, and just a little dull. Ok, credit where credit is due it goes down with ease!(50cL, BB 15/06/12, Cellarbrations Kinross)
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Reddish copper with a ring of beige head; rich caramel malt aroma; sweet, nutty, malty flavour; with a dry finish. Not very exciting.