flying_pig (1366) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The York Tap, York, England (£5.50, 330ml):
Hoppy with a darker caramel aroma and some sweet malts and toffee. There is some sugar and a few lighter fruits lingering in the background. This one definitely seems more American brown ale than English brown ale, on the nose at least.
Dark brown to chestnut with a few red tinges throughout and a really thin foamy head on top that is tan coloured and holds fairly well.
Caramel malts and again more hops than I expected with some sugary sweetness and some orange with a hint of apricot and peach lingering in the background and touches of bitterness too.
Medium bodied & hoppy with strong carbonation and a semi-bitter feel to it. Very smooth and with touches of sweetness that all balanced out quite well.
Quite a nice beer all round with a good hop character & great balance with a very smooth mouthfeel. I found this one incredibly easy to drink and got through it in no time at all.
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad drop, very smooth and with a mild aroma. Flavours of nut and burnt toffee, go and buy it.
Rob_D_UK (1342) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown still body over thin but sticky looking brown head. Nose of dark fig and caramel. Slightly roasty flavour, walnuts are a focus, slightly sour finish.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught as a middy size at Macquarie Hotel, Sydney, on July 16, 2013.
Roasted, sweet, malty taste. Roasted, mineral aftertaste. Sort of fizzy high co2 mouthfeel, medium high mineral like bitterness. Clear dark brown color with red hues, light brown head. Sweet, mellow, malty, roasted scent.
danlo (2211) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Brown-ruby amber colour, thin tan foam head and aroma of malt, abit roasted, with slight chocolate & biscuit notes. Taste is malty, sweetish, caramel, some fruitiness and lingering bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, light bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. OK.
M_Sack (582) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep toffee colour. Head quickly dissipates. Chocolate, a whiff of nuts and cherry cola sweetness. The roastiness lacking in the aroma is present immediately on the palate, again with chocolate and slight nutty flavours. A good level of bitterness keeps a fair amount of sweetness in check, allowing for an enjoyable cool night beer.
Niksko (571) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red with off white head. Nose is sweet and malty, with red fruits like raspberry. Flavour is sweet, with a floral honey note. Finish us slightly smoky with some coffee bitterness. Body is light to medium, and the carbonation is a bit under for me. Pretty decent.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad ale and one that I go for at the australian pubs where the only other alternative is carlton. Some nice flavours but just not as deep as I want. Bit thin on the palate.
Westkyoto77 (606) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not nearly as nice now as it was when I first tried it a few years ago. Dark, earthy tones, reasonable aroma of malt, but something lacking in palate and taste.
Gramoit (388) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average beer but not awful by any means, its one I have every now again.