MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Can (500ml) 4.3%. Poured a bronze with ruby highlights and a fair size creamy white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of caramel, butterscotch, shortbread and some candy sugar somewhere in the mix. Taste was a fair bitterness with biscuity notes, more caramel and shortbread, some toffee and a fair dose of nuts. Body was medium with a dry texture, creamy mouthfeel and good finish beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Pours deep, dark amber, with a big lasting cream colored head. Aroma is butterscotch, earthy hops and some yeasty characteristics. Flavor starts with a sweet caramel malt character, balanced by a nice, earthy hop presence. Body is a little thin, and finish is a bit too sweet. Overall, a nice beer, but not a beer geek beer. This is a good session beer. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pours dark brown with small head. Aromas of piney hops, citrus fruits and earth. Interesting flavour: sweet citrus, grassy/ earthy Mouthfeel a bit thin though- doesn’t complement the robust flavour. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malty caramel and a hint of earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, some roasted malts, and a earthy bitter finish. jrob21 (3773) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
On tap at the brickstore. Clear amber/copper color with a decent white head and nice white lacing. Flavor has that slight english hop bitter back end with a little bit of crystal sugar sweetness at the front end. On OK session beer but not something I would seek out on a special occasion.
IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle, dated 31/12/07; Nose of fruitiness with some light vanilla; rust colored with a medium, glass-lacing beige head; flavor has some pepperiness, caramel, light hops, and a tiny bit of a bitter finish! PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, classic looking 1Pint 3.25 oz bottle. Dark copper pour with a clingy off-white head that sticks around a while. Creamy aroma with hints of vanilla and butter. Flavor has a nice underlying subtle dry bitterness to it with some faint citrus notes, a hint of Christmas spices and some nuttiness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with a tangy back end. Good session material dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
568ml bottle. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours a clear dark ruby amber. Has a full creamy tan head that sticks around a good while. Leaves a fair bit of nice curtainy lacing. Smells sweet and tart. A little bit of honey and grainy bread. Flavour is nicely bitter up front on a bed of roasty malts and some citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Slightly reminiscent of a good IPA. Nice palate, full body, medium smooth feel, soft carbonation.Very nice surprise considering the last Bitter I’ve tried. Good drink.
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown body with thin head. Aroma is dried fruit, plums, bready. Flavor is bitter with a nice bready feel, plums dried fruit and light cherries at times. Lightly dry, very drinkable. Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2007
On tap at Mahars. Solid brew. Poured a nice caramel color with some lacing. Aroma was sweet and a bit grassy. Flavor very sweet, with some dry grassy, earthy finish.