mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours an amber colour with a slight orange tinge and a foamy white head. Strong haze through the body. Very much a malt driven ale. Aromas are earthy but showcases the toffee character in the malt brilliantly. It’s almost sticky, but not unpleasantly so. There is minimal bitterness, but this shows the sweetness to a higher degree. The taste is toffee, caramel and treacle. Excellent Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Nice choc malt aroma. Cloudy brown colour with great head. Nice choc coffee malt flavour. Medium body and carbonation
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330ml Bottle. Pours an orange tinted amber colour with hints of light brown. Very hazy. Thin off white/light brown head, with a patchy lacing. Earthy aromas with notes of burnt toffee, cloves and citrus. Hints of coffee and treacle. Gassy mouthfeel with a lingering acidity. Medium to light body. Initial flavours of molasses and spice, with notes of roasted malts and marmalade. Finish is a mellow grapefruit flavour, slightly bitter with hints of sour fruits. Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
Earthy taste to this beer. Not overly bitter at all. Very nice pale ale type drink. Has malty edge with nice finish. Very much on the England style.
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Deep brown with light gas and nice soft head. Aroma a little lacking but nice palate and taste with great hops and malts. Yum.
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gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at Knopwood’s Retreat, Hobart. Sampled on August 7, 2013.LesArgen (366) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
Hazy copper color, dense yellow head. Malty, light acidic taste. Acidic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic, malty scent.
Toffee, coffee, biscuit, citrus and rust emanate from the aroma of this English ale. It’s a really enjoyable smell that draws you in, and there’s lots to like about the taste too, although it’s a little thinner than you’d like. The length is really impressive, with lots of toffee and a little grapefruit slipping down the throat.
Be warned, I’m a very, very long way from being an aficionado on English ales, but I very much enjoyed this. KeefOz (1875) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
Poured a deep honey amber colour with no head. Did not lace. Low carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt and subtly of roasted grains. Taste initially of sweet malt giving way to a slight hops bitterness. Light body. Short somewhat bland finish. gam (4000) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2010
medium carbonation to the misty murky amber pour earthy caramel fruity aroma flavour chocolate rich caramel cocoa citrus finish good flavours a fair bitter to finish Stew41 (2057) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 3, 2010
A very very competent Burton-on-Trent lookalike. Stacks of gypsium, smokey stone, talcium powder. Lots of character yet so subtle. Massively drinkable and very enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 2/24/2008 Total Score: 3.1
A pretty good effort from a local. Old fashioned creamy ale malts with subtle metallic / iron notes. Almost has a tannic finish which drives decent length. Could be misplaced as an English bitter.