highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2005
Unusually spicy English bitter. Copper coloured, with a moderate head. Unexpectedly spicy aroma, with peppery notes. Medium-bodied and quenching. Sweet, malty body with a hint of treacle, some spice and pepper. Flavoursome summer session drinking.
(Bottle) Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber with small head. Nutty, lightly bitter and dry. Medium body. Easy drinking. MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour. Medium, astringent bitterness......................... Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour,small head,toffee aroma,some fruit,thin tasting. scotty (1223) - SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2005
Pleasant hop/malt aromas, burnt gold in colour with a good firm head that lasts. Delicious well balanced flavour, quite simply, a good satisfying bitter. bottle bought at Victoria Wine, Kelso
ALyseen (42) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Copper color middle head. Aroma is weak bitter. Taste i malty but it is to watery AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
Copper color middle head. Aroma is weak bitter. Taste i malty but it is to watery. Not very good. haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2004
Bottled. Rusty amber, bubbly white head that disappared quickly. Light yet sharp aroma, sweetness all the way through, malt is there but only just, tired spices in the finish. Having said that, it’s a pleasing palate where the thinnish flavours hold on to be greater than the sum of their parts. leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
Amber in colour with a largish head of foam. Aromas are sweet malts and some apple sourness. Flavours are toffee malts and fruit with spices. Feels oddly fluffy in the mouth - like candifloss. Good dry finish. A bit sweet for me. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 17, 2004 Bottled. Purchased from Threshers, Kingsbridge, Devon. On pouring the carbonation really scared me... sounded like it would completely kill the flavour. Surprisingly the head wasn't of any size, and wasn't uniform... kind of looked like a cask head. Darkish brown, looks 'northern'. After it settled down the carbonation didn't seem as bad. First taste... Sweet, tangy, quite fruity, slightly roasted, and pleasant malt. Not very bitter. Unexpectedly good.