Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic local beer, with a nice malty body. Nice coppery light brown amber colour, with a head that disappears before you take your first gulp. Nice easy drinking beer with a nice bitter after taste that leaves you feeling nice and refreshed.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one of the beers which I started on when I was getting into proper beer, thefore it will always hold a place dear to my heart. Remember having this on cask and enjoying it thoroughly. Good clean beer with some caramel and a good hop balance. Recommended.
scotty (1083) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Victoria Wine Kelso,Clean dark copper, the whitish head pours big and fluffy but this dies quickly to a thin covering. Fruit and hops dominate the nose, malt in the background. Good smooth mouthfeel, fairly full bodied, slightly sweet malt, but overall well balanced palate, nicely alcoholic, reasonable finish, a satisfying brew, liked it.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is nicely malty with a sweet light caramel, toffee and a rich sweetness. A lovely spicy/earthy base. Quite a nice balance with a soft fruity finish. A touch of apple/pear esters and some lightly toasted malts. Lovely and rich. Spicy and fruity. Quite nice for a bottled bitter.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent effort, without being anything special. I would have liked more strength, adding depth of flavour.
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sulphur on the aroma with a nice malts-hops balance. Earthy flavours along with a long dryness. A good bitter.
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty/nutty aroma, nice copper hue with a small white head, not much carbonation, malty, nutty, woody with some toffee notes, this is very altbier like - nigos beware, I like this type of beer it is interesting and enjoyable
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle.Poured a clear light mahogany with cream coloured head. Malty walnut aroma with some sulphur.
Malty liquorice cognac flavour with full mouthfeek and long bitter finish. I’ve never tasted this beer before and I really enjoyed it. And for 3 bottle tops I get a tee-shirt!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many Thanks to my friend Paul of Cajun Café for bring this beer back from his UK for me to drink!
Pours a bold copper body and a thick creamy ivory head. The aroma and flavor hold thick with some distinct caramel malts and a nice nuttyness. The hops help bitter out the finish, kind of woodsy, spruce chips… Finishes off with a creamy, buttery palate… A splendid beer indeed!
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jan 2013 - can, room temp. Drank initially out of can, poured most into a glass. Frothy in the mouth and mid body, sweet toffee and old ale flavours, malty. I like this actually, and I wasn’t expecting to particularly. It’s got a good balance about it, is drinkable with some interesting flavours. As you drink more and get used to it, it does become slightly watery tasting, but overall this is certainly a decent example of a British beer.