PetesBeers (30) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit too hoppy for mine, but a nice-drinking amber nevertheless. On tap at the Wheaty.
whoisghost (77) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful looking amber ale. Creamy white head with solid lacing. Aroma is a toffee with slight hints of vanilla and grape. Slightly hoppy but smooth caramel and toffee flavours with a hint of burnt orange. Amazing palate; smooth as silk. Nice and dense with a beautiful mouth coat. Enough carbonation to tickle. Great.
Mickhoon (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raisin and prune aroma. Head dissipated very quickly. Cloudy appearance. Tastes like plum and trifle. Heavy mid palate weight, with no noticeable alcohol burn. Chewy caramel flavours and slight cinnamon edge.
varanid99 (532) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber pour with no head and practically no carbonation. Aroma is boozy, fruit cake, butterscotch. Taste reminds me of christmas cake batter, boozy soaked fruit and sweet. Nice...
omhper (19663) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Clear copper colour, small head. Aroma of grappa and caramel. Fairly sweet with well sized body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel and spiced citrus, strage notes of bicarbonate. Mid bitter finish.
NBird (389) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper amber small - medium white head. Smells.. boozy stone fruits, honey/sweet malts, hints of spice. Tastes..booze soaked fruits, stone and darker fruits..plums almost Belgian ale style, some spice, a little heat from the alcohol and a bit metallic. Got better as it warmed a little.
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is very good, body brown, a lot CO2. It smells hoppy, maltaromatic, interesting, a bit fruity. The taste is aromatic, malty, fruity, hoppy, but also strange-metal.
vinhol (283) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 nil bottle from low buy Lilydale great hoppy aroma deep amber in colour nicely balanced beer malty and hoppy best nz beer I’ve had
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another shameless rating for the sake of the tick on the style. Nice surprise though, as I’d never have picked this from the shelf if depended on the attractiveness of the label. Great looking beer, murky copper with a creamy head that one could lay a two-dollar dollar coin on and it would stay. Lovely sweet aromas of flan, vanilla and passion fruit dessert topping. Malty flavours, with biscuits, allspice, and a herbal bitterness with bourbon (sorry, not single malt). The alcohol is not inconspicuous and the finish is rather smooth. There’s a nice, round, resinous feel to the body. I’d love to try a "real" Scottish ale (from Scotland, I mean). I just hope they are as good as this one.
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. Floral hops sit over a base of rye toast, hazelnut and mild biscuit malt notes in the aroma. Spicy and floral hops up front lead into rich hazelnut and toffee malt in the mid-palate. Toasted rye and spicy hops make up the finish, which leaves a toasty aftertaste. This is a pleasant and satisfying malty ale.