JohnCook101 (535) - - DEC 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep copper. Heavy malt aroma with not much else. Similarly heavy and toasty malt to taste with a good amount of smoke and coffee notes leading to a surprisingly sharp bitter finish. Better balanced with the bitterness than many dark malty ales.
Grumbo (1518) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from B&M. Pours chestnut brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and light Christmas spices. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Body relatively light, texture is oily, carbonation fizzy. Finish has a bitter edge with fizziness lasting.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from B&M Team Valley. Pours deep chestnut. Pretty sour flavour but (a little) better than suggested. Berries, nuts, water. Not one I'd plan to revisit
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Huddersfield. Coppery amber with a very thin head. Has a decent toffee nose with some of this evident in its flavour. Has quite a lot of activity and fizz in the palate.
omanson (49) - - JUN 17, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Une des pires bičres que j’ai eu l’occasion de boire, pas de corps, peu de bulles , pas de col, ils ont aussi du oublier les Aromes en brasserie... Le carnage.
Bail (12) - Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I also bought this beer from B&M Bargains for Ł1. I have to agree, it is probably the worst commercially brewed beer I have ever tasted. I occasionally brew my own from kits and it knocks spots off this. No head, very little taste, very little life, sounded and fizzed like a poor home brew when poured into the glass. Very poor.
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle from B&M, Reading. Unlike most recent ratings, this bottle actually had some live in it and produced a reddish chestnut pour with a reasonable cream head, and some signs of carbonation. Apart from that it’s a rather basic boring bitter, with a biscuity aroma; sweet caramel malt taste; the faintest hint of hops; and a biscuity finish. Drinkable, but not a beer to relish.
daviv (1) - WELLINGBOROUGH, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This was bought from b & m store for just over 1Ł per bottle.Bought only 2 luckily as both smelt and tasted terrible,stale and vinegary with no head.According to the label best before is Feb 2016 so must be a problem with something getting in during the brewing process rather than age.
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled, 500ml from Home Bargains in Banbury. Reddish amber with no head, flat. This proved to be a real stinker of a beer, acidic, off. Drain pour.
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Shocking beer on discount at b and m says it all really shouldn’t have expected much but this is rank looks smells and tastes like pond water went down the sink after a mouth full notes of viniger and cat piss.
sdmmb (1724) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis, Ossett. Malty, chestnut flavoured bitter.
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