ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015 scotty (1223) - - APR 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Burnt copper in colour with a thin, but long lasting white head. Light malt on the nose, not much else. Light in body, malty palate with hints of bitter hops. Not one of Batemans best efforts, a tad unbalanced, rather rough around the edges!
Bottle from Morrison’s, Todmorden. Copper-amber with very little head. Lightly sweetened ale with hints of toffee, but it’s all very understated with an underlying bitterness. zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.7% ABV bottle from b&m, Team Valley, Gateshead. Copper coloured with a woody and malty flavour with slight burnt toffee notes and a red fruity and nutty finish. Pretty good for a low ABV beer. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Appearance:Clear copper with finger thick white head.
Aroma: Fruity, bread dough, pepper, floral and burnt caramel.
Taste: Medium bitter, low/medium sweet and sour.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, dry, peppery lingering burnt malty, caramel finish.
Comments: Tasty. Rating is for bottled version 3.7% ABV. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. A poor beer - fizzyband thin with an ugly sharp flavour. Drain pour.
mr_h (5920) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear deep amber brown, lively cream head, weak pale malty aroma, no lacing, sharp toffee, caramel flavour, high carbonation detracts from the flavour, bittersweet finish Stuartyboy (1760) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Mr_H a clear amber ale with some sweet carmel some grassy flavour decent bitter but fairly bog standard beer with little to distinguish it self JohnRMurdoch (5047) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Orange brown, decent head. Oaty grain malt aroma. Dry grain flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A bad bitter. leaparsons (10764) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown with a thin foam. Aromas are light nutty, biscuit and weetabix malts. Black tea with lemon and hints of strawberry. Flavours are fruity berries with dusty, dry malts and nutty tea. Slightly tart fruit to finish. A bit stale. BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
500ml Bottle: BBD 31 Mar 15, poured into a Batemans badged UK pint sleeve on 15 Feb 14.
Darker and with more body and flavour than the standard XB this is an improvement in my opinion (and I like the normal XB).
Darker amber body with a fairly thin and weak white head.
Malty nose, with a mild hop aroma poking through.
The taste follows the smell, malts ruling the flavours with again the hops playing their part by giving the beer a bitter undertone and a dry finish.