anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some fruity hints. Sweet malty slightly roasted caramel finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle at home ... deep copper ... musty hop with a little malt nose ... woody slightly smokey dark malts ... little nutty madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
1st December 2007 harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A nice crisp dark malt start followed by a pleasantly fruity hoppy finish, slightly bitter.
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Very deep chestnut colour with thick lasting beige head. Quite a good malty hop aroma, nice grainyness in mouth and then peppery hop towards the end. Dry malt throughout. Hey, I liked it. Hop on end was good. imdownthepub (15332) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised from Sainsburys, Banbury. Dark chestnut with white head. Deep dark malts that give a heavy fruity flavour without going into porter territory. Remaining bitter and dryish throughout there is a touch of hop on the finish to round the beer off. Quite reasonable methinks.
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Heyford Hill, Oxford, 21-09-07 This was a much much better beer than the Gales ’Swing Low’ rugby themed one I’d started the evening with. Poured standard brown colour, some fruit on the nose (but I didn’t get blackcurrants) tasted fruity and malty with real nice hoppy bite at the end which took me quite by suprise, not sure what the hops were but they certainly lashed out. Not bad at all! leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle. Bronze with a large off-white foam. Aromas are toffee malts with lots of grapefruit bitterness. Nutty with earthy, spicy hops. Flavours are mainly fruity and hoppy with some chocolate malts. Spicy and prickly with hints of pine. Pretty good. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2007
Good cream-coloured, fluffy head, pretty persistent over dark chestnut-coloured beer. Strange woodstainer aroma, fleetingly, then more wood and coffee. Finally dry hops and faint cardemom. All in all a pretty complex and layered nose. Hops, my good Doctor, hops! Noble English ones caress the yearning downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2007
WoostePattyn palate, as well as some dark malts, just enough to sustain. Faint black cardemom remains, but the beer is too weak - I was going to say "too British" - to have an as complex layered taste as its nose. Still pretty good! Light bodied, but nowhere empty. Harviestoun, undeniably amongst the best on the isles. Póg mo thóin, it has balls - Jezza, you knew!
Bottle from Sainsburys. A special for the rugby world cup. Reddish-brown color with a decent off-white head that proved long lasting. Carbonation was moderate. Aroma of red fruit with a whiff of hops. Flavour was of fruity malt with a decent hoppy finish. Not bad for a pasteurised beer. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Bottled. A dark mahogony coloured beer with an off-white long-lasting head. The aroma is dry and bready. Some oats and a little fruit. More bread in the flavour together with toast and a touch of coffee. Pretty good.