Shoemanchu (11) - Annandale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Not a whole lot here, has a bready roasted taste to it. Finishes kinda nutty. What else would you expect from newcastle AshtonMcCobb (6614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has butterscotch and a little malt. The taste has toffee, some grassiness and then more sweetness. The palate is medium bodied and tangy and cloying in the texture and then it finishes quite abruptly. Overall, pretty uninspiring. hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Cleat amber with a very thin white head. Dry and crisp bready aroma. Mild flavor with slight roasty notes. jmohno (1620) - Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Brilliant clear light brown.Some head.
Aroma.. well english typical newcastle super buttery dusty maybe nutty.
Taste is mainly englishy butter,some leafs,butter,burnt butter/carmel,appley crisp.Harsh clove like finish. Barely a pale ale,gets progressivly worse as it warms. ONe and done. Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Murky brown pour. Earthy with light hops. Burnt malts. Wintry I guess but not great. Just ok
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kidmartinek (5000) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Yeah good. Mile malty and spicy aroma. Clear amber color with a nice head. This beer is just what it says it is... a winter IPA. Its hoppy and has a spicy note for the cold season but the dominant flavor is the malty backbone. The mouthfeel is unfortunately overly creamy. Nontheless I like this beer. Its flavorful and sessionable. Oscbert (1306) - Lincoln, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
~Sweet bready malt aroma, some fruitiness, but not sure what, maybe raisin. Kind of candy like. Floral hop character.
~Pours very clear amberish brown color with quickly disappearing head
~Bready malty flavor with light toastiness, some sweetness, earthy hop.
~Light medium bodied, with medium low CO2, some tongue numbing, toasty bready finish.
~Not too bad. I could drink a few of these, but wouldn’t buy again. jamesie1857 (2151) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
335ml bottle - another of those who saw the bottles and thought "I’ll give that a go..."
Pours a ruby red brown, about half a finger of white head, plenty of malt in the nose. Not a bad start. Felt like an ESB at first rather than an IPA. A tiiny first taste lets it down big style, with a funky after taste. Very average. OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
pours a clear copper with low to medium carbonation, barely off-white head including some larger bubbles. Overall not an amazing appearance. Nose is a sweet malt with some toffee and hazelnut notes; not getting the british hop aromas I was expecting. Tasting it brought out more toffee and hazelnut than anything else. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied but bland with no noticable carbonation. Crisp dry finish but nothing special. Overall nothing out of the ordinary or worth buying again, too similar to their brown ale and red ale. rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Bronze coloured with a thin sheen of off white bubbles and a gentle condition. Sweet caramel and slightly burnt toffee in the nose with a hint of peppery hops. Disappointingly thin in the mouth with a low caramel note half-heartedly joining a muted hop bitterness, slightly fruity in the finish but otherwise quite forgetable