AntonyWilson (323) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 26, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
340ml Bottle: Pours a clear dark ruby with thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and bread crust as well as dark stone fruits. Good caramel flavours with a slight roastiness. Medium bodied, low carbonation with low bitterness. Finishes sweet. Overall very malty but tasty.
Tim Webb (439) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
34cl bottle at Capital Craft in Pretoria. I have never met Steve Gilroy but I know of him. My server suggested that the letter "l" in the middle of the Gilroy logo looks somewhat like a raised middle digit. I THINK this is the light version of an English-style old ale, attenuated to the edge of decency then bottled without yeast. Unusual? yes; ballsy? without question; old-fashioned? in spades; authentic? i think so; pleasant? .... I’ll have to think about that.
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, South Africa rate from johnnnnie in trade, mahogany color with thin white foam, sweet malty caramel nose, malty caramel, almond, and red licorice flavor, sweet caramel light finish
ChewyBeer (362) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: bright dark brown
Mouthful : medium, low carbonation
Taste: burnt roast malts, English hips
Good dark ale
johnnnniee (4180) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tony, thanks for the opportunity!
Dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights. Dark sugars and butterscotch aromas dominate. Sweet burnt sugar and butterscotch flavors with lots of dark fruits. Almost non existent carbonation. Diacetyl bomb, meh.
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark ale. Still very smooth and crisp. No heartburn and hang over. Nice tasting beer
AtronSeige (1512) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Dark malt, raisins, port, pear, roasted.
Appearance: Dark clear amber body. Very spare off-white head.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. dark fruit, bread. Dry finish.
Palate: Medium-full body, light carbonation
Overall: An enjoyable beer. Different from the higher alcohol version, but still great!
340 ml bottle, poured.
12B. Robust Porter
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Loco Liquor in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, bb 30/09/13
Dark mahogany color with medium sized head. The aroma is just caramel, but it has a certain elegance. The mouthfeel is soft and round; caramel flavor with a malt backbone, nutty, moderately sweet; correct bitterness.
The single elements of this beer are rather simple, but it has been brewed with elegance and skills; a perfect, British, Half Barley Wine.