Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Orange colour with a off-white head. Caramel malty aroma and a sweet caramel malty, rye bread taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish. SilkTork (5726) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2003
Bottle - gift from Duff. Yumm! This actually tastes and smells stronger than it is - it even burns a bit as it goes down. I found this to be a tasty ale with a vintage raisin aroma and quite noticable sweetness up front. I liked this, but found the flaws grabbing for my attention all the time. The alcohol is too noticable, the sweetness too crude, and the balance is way off - the malts and the hops seem to exist in different time zones! But, somehow, despite all that, I liked it. madquacker (1138) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
Copper/ ruby colour but little aroma. A disappointing palate though. Not much going on other than a robust sense of alcohol. A ok to good beer none the less. Think it will need food next time. Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Nice dark amber, tan in the glass. Pous a small, fizzy head with caramel notes. Malt depth is evident on the nose although a bit tame when compared to its English cousins. Palate was quite ordinary on opening but settled nicely as the beer warmed up. Ok malts and some bitterness at the back but doesn’t really get going. Not bad for an Oz effort. Austbloke (10) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
Darkish copper coloured beer that has the typical good head retention of all James squire beers. Good tasting beer with a molassesy honey type smell that has a srongish bitter after taste.
Not my favorite James Squire Beer but still a notable drop.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2004
Not quite sure about this one. Poured to a deep ruby-brownish color with a diminishing white head. The toffee- malt flavors are definitely there, but come in strong and early. Then the hops come in, again a bit heavy-handed, finally leaving behind a slight alcohol warmth. I too was a bit disappointed with this one. The malt-hop flavor balance seemed a bit clumsy. harrisoni (18425) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle at Chris_O bottlefest 2007. Amber colour with thin beige head. Grapefruity aroma. Sticky toffee in mouth. Not that great to be honest. Fine if unsubtle. IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
Bottle (2004): Having greatly enjoyed last years offering of this beer, and hearing that this years was even better, I was seriously looking forward to tasting this brew. Yet things seem to have gone a wee bit amiss, upon opening and pouring the beer was a deep amber colour and had a nice, smallish, white head, yet that is about the best of it, although the colour didn’t change (I don’t think that can really happen), and the head was able to linger the whole time, although there was absolutely no lace what so ever (not that it’s needed, it just looks nice). The overall sensations were a bit hoppy, a bit tart, a little sulphury, and somewhat like beer. Alas that was it, although it was good enough to happily drink, it wasn’t anymore than that, it was just ok. Basically very disappointing, maybe I missed something, I don’t know. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Bright golden-brown colour. Aroma is earthy, slighlty molassesy. The body is a little light. There’s some mild brown sugary malt notes and slight alcohol in the finish. Doesn’t drink like a strong ale - Australians are even more timid than Canadians with their micros. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
330 ml bottle. Deep orange beer with a thin white head. Very sweet and honeyish. Toffee and some crystal malt. Light hopping, low bitterness. Very unidimensional and boring.