Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber in colour with a bare skim of head and little evident carbonation. Ruby malt aromas with pecan nuttiness. It is restrained, maybe a hint of Fuggles but the star of a show of medium entertainment is the malt. It doesn’t smell bad and it doesn’t smell bad either. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth with caramel and tangy malt coming to the fore. A little bitterness, but not massive, ’nor massively memorable. A session pint which I would be happy to drink but not one I would go out of my way to have again if I’m honest.
jfb (6060) - GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(keg) clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of marzipan and pale malts, quite yeasty, with some notes of raisins and gently roasted malts. flavour is mostly red bell peppers and more marzipan, with a touch of yeast, sugar icing and some manure in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
jjsint (2753) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the State Bar. Going in you pretty much know this won’t be great. Ruby brown and clear with a bit of cream coloured head. Slight malty aroma with a bit of cinnamon. Taste is... surprisingly decent. Sweet, malty and plummy with a spicy note. Finish is a bit short, and the body’s fairly watery, but all in all as macro keg bitters go this is okay.
AWS9 (678) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. It’s a pretty plain bitter, but there’s a nice spicy/toffee hit at the end that makes it of slight interest. Would help make drinking a lot of these suckers more interesting!
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange-brown colour, generous white head which lasts, with constant, very fine bubbles; Muddy aromas of browned fruits, leather, cocoa and zero hops; Light bodied, almost no mouthfeel except metallic spritziness; Crisp malts with noticeable undertones of bitter cocoa. THE classic Scottish Export Ale? Judge me as you may, but this is my standard "drinking" beer that will go a good session!
FatPhil (15373) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2016
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml can (Random convenience store, some station in London) (4-:2:3-:1:5-=1.5---)
Metallic aroma, a bit corny. [illegible - burnt? sweet?] and metallic harsh taste. Bitterness is acrid in the finish. Rough brew. Thank god I never have to have it again.
ruigo (2668) - PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl can. Clear dark amber colour with a off-white head. Aroma is bread, caramel and malt. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is light sweet with caramel and malty notes. Overall, drinkable.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle - Clear amber colour, small and fast melting white head. Some toffee and biscuity aromas with a bit herbal hops. Taste is sweet wih some caramel and low hop bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Not good.
goozen (3942) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 0,5ltr: Clear dark amber colored brew with an slightly dry bitter taste and some hints of fruitiness and caramel.
sarauckelman (492) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown with a thick head. Very little aroma. Starts of grainy, moving in to a citrusy sort of flavor without being fruity, and ending with nice hoppy notes. Medium bodied.
uckelman (741) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can. Pours clear, reddish amber. Pillowy light tan head. Aroma is reminiscent of Christmas spices. Medium body. Flavor is toast. Not much on the rather quick finish.