mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark ruby colour with a quite thin head. Fresh aroma of hops. Malty flavour with some sweet fruitiness and a nice round bitterness in the finish. Good, solid bitter.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint can: Pours Pretty dark copper brown color, with medium sized light than head. Aroma has crisp malts, light caramel, notes of cherry and pear. Flavor has lots of caramel and biscuit malts, bit of pear and faint touch of roastyness, with a firmly bitter finish. Pretty decent.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not complex but easy drinking - attractrive copper colour, big malt, smooth and well balanced, noticeable hop aroma and aftertaste but nothing exciting. Decent premium bitter.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear copper color with a good sized brown-ish foamy head. Aroma is subtle, mostly caramel hops, and sweetness. Flavor is is true to the aroma, with some additional spice. Clean and dry. Nice beer.
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper colour, from the crystal malt. Aroma and taste of sultana, fruits. Nice creamy head and overall a nice balanced and easy to enjoy.
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper-red and has a rich, frothy head compaired to many similar ales. Malty aroma mixed between grain and caramel. I didn’t really pick upon the spicy aroma mentioned in the bottles description, but it does come through in the flavour. The flavour remains malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A pretty decent ale overall.
ekstedt (6382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pint size. Clear deep copper, medium tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma with some burnt sugar, earthy hops. medium bodied. Very dry with a bitter finish.
ha1ag (837) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, very nicely composed beer, a bt malty with sweet side effect . nice finish
bierkoning (12022) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Nutty bitter flavor with butterscotch and toffee.Fairly long, nasty bitter aftertaste. A bit vegetable-like. Hint of toffee in the aroma. Metal in the aftertaste. Just drinkable.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle the beer is a beautiful deep amber red colour, with a nice beige head which froathes down to a nice creamy film. Really nice lookin beer. Aroma is grainey with strong fruit notes. The aroma reflects the flavor with a grainey, fresh baked bread flavor with notes of fruit, hops and malts. Judging from other peopls reveiws not to many people were impressed with the palat of this beer. I however found the beer to have a pretty solid mouth feel, texture was a little thin, but the carbonation helped pull it together and the finish was just dry enough to keep me coming back for more. All and all, a nice well rounded, solid English Bitter.