Maits (580) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Very malty. I didn’t love the flavors, but it was a wonderful study of malt. Sharp hops then took a bite to balance the malt, but the hops were more distracting than complimentary to the wonderful malty start. It might make a great session beer for someone — just not me.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a crystal clear, dark reddish, amber that was nearly cola or birch beer like. It also had an average, off-white head. The aroma had heavy dark bread, toasted and nutty malts, caramel, milk chocolate, rye and candy; light herbal hops; cola; hints of licorice; and a little undetermined fruitiness. The initial flavor was great and moderately sweet, and bitter; while the finish was just OK and moderately sweet and heavily bitter. There was caramel, rye, dark bread, toasty and nutty malts, slight milk chocolate, candy, herbal hops, metallic hops, more metallic hops, slight citrus hops and cola. The medium body was sort of creamy, but a little sticky on the lips with fizzy carbonation and a metallic and dry finish.
Clear dark copper with small dirty white head. Aroma is caramel, malts and little rye, fruity. Taste is sweet malty and light bitter. Quite thin feel, but descent drinkable beer. alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle at home because a family member thought I needed it, from notes. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, a hint of spicy rye character, mild fruit, some metallic notes, forgettable. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Nothing exciting. A little on the watery side. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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A rather cheap seasonal from Newcastle with caramel notes that sometimes get in the way, reminiscent of their better known brown. Deserves a higher rating than what some other users provide, though it will not satisfy any serious beer drinker. TorbenJensen (1572) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2015
Superb foam that will last a while. Lovely inviting aroma of dark toffee. The flavor is malt characterized by dark caramel, roasted malt, a little hazelnut and candied. Oatmeal, I do not have the big expertise, but the taste of a little bread must be due to oatmeal. It just contributes to a little more distinctive and aggressive malt flavor that makes this ale to taste something richer than the 4.5% alcohol else had put in expectation. Hop bitterness is moderate and restrained, just such as an ESB should be. The finish is medium dry and very low carbonation is completely in line with how the British ales should be.
DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2015
A rather odd one that goes from an odd oatmeal stout to caramel. It swings from bitter to sweet in a form that feels very imbalnced. tarmok (1434) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2015
clear amber liquid with frothy yellowish head. Aroma: malts, caramel, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, malts. Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish, mikkvoika (163) - ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours clear ruby red with white head. Aroma malts, caramel, sweet. Taste watery, light and weak body. I didnt like it very much. VamboladeTolly (2180) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
Clear ruby red with small white head. Aroma is bready, slight coffee, burnt malts, smooth- i like it. Taste is same, a bit watery, and weak.U p to medium body. medium carbonation. Drinkable. Capa (3448) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Medium ruby red. Aroma is malty, biscuit, light sweet fruit. Medium thin body. Flavor has dough and light sweetness. Rounded body. Decent.