Theydon_Bois (21418) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at the Sussex Arms, Twickenhamd Green - Jan ’12. Poured to a mahogany brown colour, red tinges when held to the light and a small white/beige head.
A malty aroma greets the nose along with caramel and light hopping.
In the taste, malts, a little dried fruit, caramel/toffee and a little warming alcohol especially in the finish.
Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and fairly drinkable and smooth.
saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, fruits, caramel, nuts, notes of peat and hops. harrisoni (19532) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle at The Rake. Not a great aroma. But its a decent sub ESB malty beer. Better in mouth and finish than on aroma. Tad oxidised on aroma. Fine. Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Draught, 2012. Murky amber colour. Sweet with a figgy character. Too sweet and the phenols are too strong. Still not into this one.chrisv10 (18702) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle, Brewery Creek, 2008
Gold-tinged amber-brown colour. It’s a really nice colour, actually. Weak head. Toasty, earthy nose with some brown sugar and tobaccoey hop notes. Heavily toasty palate with caramel & cheesy oxidized hop accents. Sweetish finish. Rather boring.
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little dark fruits. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruits, medium sweet, hops, spices and little bitter.
TBone (18547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2010
[email protected]FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
Clear deep ruby color, good creamy beige head. Light citrus, caramel and berries in the nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, malts, light hoppyness. Very much like an English ESB-style brew. Balanced but a bit bland.
Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge, for [email protected]
Mega mushroom aroma. Dirty taste. Sticky. Really not a good drinker at all. Sorry guys, don’t hold this against me.
Bottle - Caramel and roasted malts with a bit of alcohol burn. Dark clear copper with a brown head. Malty with a bit of burnt orange and spice. OK, but nothing special.
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Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy with a small frothy white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a sweet fruit with bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet caramel with light malt and a nice spicy finish. Easy to drink, a great winter brew. FINALLY a scottish ale under my belt!! Scopey (16225) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to FatPhil. It pours clear deep red-brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is caramel, wood, candy, leather, berry and some spice. The taste is caramel, wood, dark fruit, tangy berry, metal, brown bread and spice with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Straightforward and easy drinking.