worldbeertaste (1123) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel colour with a thin off-white head. Sweet smell of caramel malt with some light fruit and hints of hops. Medium thin body. Tastes of sweet caramel malt and a dusty dry hop bitter finish. Lots of caramel everywhere.
mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, mild malty aroma, sweet malty flavour, bit of caramel, very easy to drink, nice
BlackHaddock (2356) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml brown bottle, best before end of Sept 2012, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard in March 2012.
Looks like a proper ale: true copper/amber hue to it, clear and clean. An off-white blanket of rocky foam sat on top, pretty as a picture.
The smell and taste are of a well blended malty beer that has a fine hop balance which adds just enough bitterness to take away any hints of over sweetness. Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts along with torrified wheat are used in the kettle, the hops being both Amarillo and Goldings.
Very ’moreish’ in its flavours, had trouble putting the beer down to write this (a live review). I love trying beers from all over the world, but ales like this remind me what fantastic brews we have in the UK as well.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2011. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel.Fruity malty weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Ilkley. Clear ruby with copper edges and a slim beige collar. Sensible English aroma; aniseed-sprinkled toffee, hay, coal, vaguely English herbal hop. Toffee and digestive maltiness, light minerals, hay flecked with seawater. A bit drab, especially in the context of Ulverston’s paler efforts.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper thin tan head ... light sweet metailic orange hop npose ... sweet malt s... hint of chocolate ... orange metalic hop again ... light low bitter ness ... nothing special but im quite nejoying this... juts how i like my bitters all told
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with well balanced flavours.Some hops and a lot of body for its strength. Lingering bitterness. A classy label makes it stand out in a crowded market place. Worth checking out.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Sim rate (cask at the Bricklayer’s Arms Putney): Hoppy, toffee and caramel aroma. Sweet, sugary & floral. Citric: grapefruit & lime. Murky copper/brown colour with a nice head. Tobacco flavour, which is why I unfortunately marked it down to a ’6’. Bitter tang with lemon and grapefruit.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from Booths, Longton, Lancs. Darke amber with white head. Quite a pleasing bottled beer, filtered but not pasteurised. There is a dark, burnt treacle note within the malts with a bit of depth to the flavour, there is caramel, quite drying and a dusty, tea like hop which doesn’t deliver a great deal of bitterness. Quite unusual but also quite decent.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the watermill. Alround rating: Balanced, nutty floural and grassy, pritty unexciting stuff and i didnt finish the half.