Brewed by Red Hill Brewery
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Red Hill, VIC, Australia
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
The colour of burnished copper, strong with a caramely sweetness. A malt driven beer, lightly balanced with our own Goldings and Willamette fresh hop flowers. The grain make up in this beer is a tightly kept secret. It has taken 7 years to perfect and is a very special blend of English Malts, some of which are dark roasted to impart the toffee and sweet flavours of this ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25723) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2010
[email protected] Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is wood, herbs and some slight toffeeish and grassy notes as well. Flavour is toffee, wood, grass and some slight herbal notes. Quite bitter finish, but otherwise not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3664) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2016 [1/10] Tap at brewery. Brown, beige head. Mild caramel and grass nose, hints of vanilla and prunes. Caramel sweetness with some burnt touches. Thick body for the alcohol content. Not really my sort of thing, but pleasant enough. [2.8]

[10/16] Coming around to this a little after a few tries. But only a little. Much as before with firm peppery bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Russet colour, haze, lasting beige head. So what is it that makes this a Scotch Ale? Not much hop presence, some toffee malt. What is it? Sweetish toffee is the overall impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Nice hazy dark/red colour. Toffee/caramel taste/aroma. Nice beer for a scotch ale as I am not a bit fan usually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerMeeting (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
Great colour and appearance. slightly smokey. Stronger heavier better but good. Alcohol. Good Beer. Would like again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice copper colour with an off-white head that lasts well and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very light, barely there, but there is a faint suggestion of toffee/caramel. Flavour is a lot more pronounced with hints of brown sugar, strawberries, sweet malts and the aforementioned toffee/caramel. Medium bodied on the palate with the right amount of sweetness and a good, lasting finish. A slightly higher abv wouldnt hurt but as it is, this is a fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with a small beige head. Toffee apple aroma, burnt caramel, dark fruits. Very sweet and sugary in the mouth, a little ill-balanced here. Medium bodied with a malty, fruity finish. Id say this is a young bottle as Im getting acetaldehyde aroma and flavour in the glass. Would like to try this again after some time in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Looks like I’m the first North American to rate this beer, thanks to my friend Kat. Tasted from a bottle, and given an earlier rating, perhaps this is the best way to rate this one. Hazy copper/brown pour with yellowish off-white one-finger head that disappeared pretty quickly. Roasty caramel nose and all variations of malt aromas... brown sugar, burnt sugar, toffee, cookie, and a bit of dried fruit. Even more fruity on the palate with a hint of burnt wood and malted milk in addition to the strong malt and fruit notes. I think this bottle might have been aged a bit. It’s quite sweet, but I think the age has done good things to the sugars; I really liked this beer, apparently more than most other raters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (844) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
On Tap - Mocha and Caramel nose, pour is dark brown with thin white head. Flavour is raisin, brown sugar with some bitterness, but the finish is predominantly toffee. Quite Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured hazy dark bronze with a small, dense, off-white head which lasted well. Aroma was very rich with toffee malts, milk chocolate, toasted nuts and some golden syrup. Flavor was of smooth rich toffee malts with creamy caramel, milk chocolate, molasses and hints of coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel, thick texture and a good finish.

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