SaintMatty (4495) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Copper/dark amber in colour. Earthy hops, biscuity malt and caramel in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with caramel, dried fruit and biscuity malt in the taste.
danlo (800) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at Truffle restaurant Darlington. Golden copper amber in colour, thin white head and fruity malt aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, toffee, with some bitterness. Quite OK bitter.
flying_pig (806) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malts and some sugar to begin, there is a touch of caramel and toffee plus a slight almond aroma and burnt sugar right at the end. There was some fruity hops and a touch of citrus in there as well.
Clear copper amber in appearance with a tiny, white lace for a head that mainly sticks to the sides of the glass.
Nice earthy malts to begin with along with some lighter hops and sugar. I could detect some caramel and then some bitterness after this with background fruits and citrus also present.
Smooth with a slightly dry feel and medium body. There was mild carbonation and a lot of earthy bitterness towards the end.
An average English bitter really, it was quite nice with dinner and had a solid, earthy taste with good character and depth but the finish was maybe just that little bit too bitter for me. A pleasant beer none the less and one that was highly drinkable and probably worth a try.
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.3% deep amber with a thin head, caramel malt aroma, caramel malt aroma taste.
Rune (7227) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Adam for buying me a half pint of this one from cask at Guildford Arms. Copper-gold body, faint head, fair lacing. Malt-fruity nose. Toasted malts and herbal hoppy taste. Nice bitter roundup. Slightly thin on the swallow (Edinburgh, 14.04.2012).
Jandal (4) - - APR 24, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This semi dark ale with white head was not bloody bad, worth the taste for sure. Tangy and sharp
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent coppery amber colour with a white head that sank into the beer and now sparsely covers the top. Perfumy malt characters: ginger, jasmine and pomegranate. Really smells gorgeous.
Tastes cool and a little less spicy than the aroma suggests. Good mouthfeel and bitterness. Finish endures nicely. Not a bad pint.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, barley, hay and yeast. Similar flavours with mild coronation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering alcohol and yeast.
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Broad Chare. Clear dark gold with white head. Malty nose withe feint hops. Caramel malty flavour with a pleasant hop aftertaste. Quit nice.
EdKing (1700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Jesmond Dene Hotel, Newcastle. Pours dark brown with reddish tints. Nose is really nice, with caramel and sweet malt aroma, bit of grain. Taste is fairly light for an ale and texture and mouth feel is also very light and watery. However, goes down really easy and this is an excellent session ale.