Roosters Reviews




Cunningham
3.5
Roosters Fort Smith
Hazy deep golden color with a fine white head. Looks good. Ok lacing. Fine intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation level. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Citric, pine, malty and fruity flavor. Nice fresh, tasty and easy drinkable beer.
[Can at Cricketers in Ipswich, England]

Monday, December 5, 2016

redders1974
3.8
Roosters Fort Smith
Amazing aroma too this mango pineapple strawberry taste is similar but doesnít live up to the aroma decent apa.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cunningham
3.1
Roosters Yankee
Hazy golden color with a fine white layer on top. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation level. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Fruity, citric, and caramel malty flavor. Decent Nice golden ale.
[Can at Cricketers in Ipswich, England]

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Friday, December 2, 2016

downender
3.2
Roosters Hope & Glory
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol October 2016. Amber in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Citrus fruit and grassy hops, before some biscuity malts and a moderately dry finish. Fine.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

ladnewton
3.2
Roosters Jarrylo
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 27th November 2016. Gold with shallow whitish loose foam and scant lacing. Hoppy aroma. Bitter hoppiness in-mouth with bitter peel and hints of fruit. Bittersweet finish. Light mouthfeel and body.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

johndoughty
4
Roosters Red Baron
Can. Bronze with a small head. Fruity with hops in background.Lovely fresh flavour that demonstrates how can technology has improved. A good one.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stuu666
2.8
Roosters YPA
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, lemon, toffee, taste is similar.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Towey1989
3.3
Roosters Red State
Cask at Redwillow Bar, Macclesfield. 4.2% ABV. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of bready malts, fruit, some caramel, a hint of red berries and slight earthy hops. Taste of caramel, bready malts, some fruit, a little wood and subtle earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bready, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a dry American Amber ale, lots of bready malt and earthy hops. A little sweetness from the fruits but overall decent.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

imdownthepub
3.3
Roosters Highway Fifty-One (51)
Cask conditioned at The Kingís Arms, Waterloo, London. Gold with white head. There is a reasonable hop mix in this, tropical notes, pineapple and a hint of orange. The body is lightly cereal in character but the beer is fine.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.3
Roosters YPA
On cask at Cloisters. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon zest and pale malt. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - solid example, if not special.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TBone
2.8
Roosters California Common
Cask at Beer Hunters. Clear copper color, small off-white head. Light-bodied. Dry, woody, piney flavor. Nice hoppyness for California Common but lacks usual fruityness of this style. Simple.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

FatPhil
3.3
Roosters Buckeye
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Sweet popcorny aroma, slightly eggy aspect behind that. Classic simple English bitter taste. Soft palate, carbonation low, super easy drinkability. Nice balance between malts and gentle twiggy hops. Maybe a bit watery, but crazily sessionable.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

tommann
3.6
Roosters Ragged Point
3400th! 330ml can. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is liquorice, tar and blackcurrant. Taste has blackcurrant to start and a yeasty roast finish. Fruity hops in the aftertaste.
Monday, November 7, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Roosters Nelson Sauvin IPA
Cask handpull at The Railway, Richmond as íRoosters Nelson Sauvin IPAí, 5%. Amber orange, translucent, still, diminishing off white head. Aroma is muted, caramel, touch of lime cleaning products. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is kiwi white, guava, sugary, frosties sweets, gummy frosted sweets, initially watery in the finish but astringency builds over time, and it gets quite dry and straw-like after a half pint. Overall, this had nice fruity aspects but there was something a bit sugary about it.
Monday, November 7, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.4
Roosters Red State
Cask at cellar bar Chester... Deep red... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Spicy woody malts nose.. Dry bitter toffee fruit.. Long dry bitter
Monday, November 7, 2016

FatPhil
3.4
Roosters Modern Way
Draught (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Golden straw, persistent spongy head. Really rabbit-foody branny grainy aroma. Slight mineral aspect in the taste, but plenty of esters in the retronasals. Some solventy aspect too alas. Actually, thereís fresh oregano here in spades. Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish gently bitter and herbal. Ahh, a proper bitter, simple as it it, this is a style where the the UK still rules the world!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

sarauckelman
3.4
Roosters Red Baron
Cloudy reddish brown with a medium tan head. HUGE whiff of hops on the aroma. As bitter as youíd expect an IPA to be, but with a hint of malt off-setting it. Lively bodied. Will be tasty with pizza.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

uckelman
3.7
Roosters Red Baron
Pours clear, deep amber. Medium tan head. Jammy, piney aroma. Crisp. Lots of body. Spicy finisy.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

mr_h
3.3
Roosters Howl
Cask, 1/3 pint, hand-pulled at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh on 3 Nov 2016, roast malt, chocolate aromas, near black with a good tan head and no lacing, earthy, black currant, chocolate, roast malt flavours, dry, bitter malt finish.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

tommann
3.2
Roosters Fort Smith
330ml can. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is sherbet lemon and a little mango. Taste is mostly sherbet. Medium bitter finish.
Friday, November 4, 2016

johndoughty
3.4
Roosters Yankee
Can. Yellow with a medium head. Slightly sour although I am not sure if this was intended.Expected more hops.Nothing wrong with but it was not as impressive as some of their other beers.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

nihtila
3.8
Roosters Howl
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Dark brown, brown head. Nose is sweet chocolate, light vanilla, some darker berries, light boozy sugary sweetness prob from the rum. Tastes smooth, chocolate, dried fruits or fruitcake, blackcurrant, very round. Easy good, rum could be a bit more present.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Stuu666
4
Roosters Howl
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is chocolate, raisins, toffee, vanilla, taste is sweet, fruity, blackcurrant, rum, chocolate.
Monday, October 31, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.8
Roosters Howl
Cask at the hanging bat... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet dry chocolate Roast malts nose.. Soft sweet chocolate Roast malts... Big berries fruit.. Juicy Berries chocolate Roast malts nose.... Long soft rum finish
Monday, October 31, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
4
Roosters Howl
On cask at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Thereís an olive sheen to this kind of black. Nose - coffee, cream and a touch of wood spice. Some green chilli. Taste - creamy chocolate and toffee. Sweet spice from the barrel which is subtle. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall - coffee on the nose but chocolate on the taste. Right way round.
Monday, October 31, 2016

The_Osprey
3.3
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
October 2016 - Keg at Brewdog Shepherdís Bush as íIím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)í, brewed by Roosters / BrewDog Leeds. Winner of best named beer of the fest in my book. Hazy amber orange, still with a foamy white head, leaving full lacing. Aroma is airy, oaky and general wood and sawdust. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, foamy. Taste is buttery, astringent grapefruit, pretty woody, dry finish. A bit harsh maybe, but decent enough. (3.3)
Sunday, October 30, 2016

leaparsons
3.6
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with an off white head. Lemon and lime with citrus rind and grass. Mineral body with spritzy carbonation. Oak barrel with green apple and yeast funk. Nutty notes. Pithy bitterness. Good.
Friday, October 28, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.4
Roosters Howl
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2016; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has dark fruits, taste has coffee, dark fruits etc
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Palme
3.4
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
On tap @ BrewDog, Clerkenwell. Looks decent this with a hefty lacing off-white head placed over a blurry dark golden looking body. On the nose itís a little hop bitter. Soapy almost with woody tones, a little red fruit. Not bad, somewhat interesting actually. Like the taste also, although it is quite mouth-side-drying. Woody and dry. Itís mild oily in the mouth and just above average on the carbonation. Really piney bitter this, long lasting dry taste in the mouth. Almost a little bit like red apple peel. All in all, I somewhat liked this. 22.10.2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.5
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at the Brewdog shepherds Bush. A clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is nutty malts, candied orange spicy hop, ginger, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, spicy orange rind, hints of ginger and caramel malts. Not much too it. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation. Drying finish. Woody finish. Oak tannin.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Towey1989
3.7
Roosters Highway Fifty-One (51)
Gravity at The Stoke Beer Festival. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, melon, gooseberry, grapefruit, slight grass a hint of straw and herbal hops. Taste of lemon, melon, gooseberry, some grapefruit, slight grass, a hint of straw, light biscuity malts and herbal hops. Light bodied, soft carbonation and an oily texture. A dryish, citrusy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A nice bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas. A very light, refreshing and very sessionable hoppy beer. Lovely.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

madmitch76
2.9
Roosters California Common
6th October 2016
Craft 100. Clapham. Cask. Clear gold beer, no head. Mild sulphur notes. Palate is dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Light pale malts, mild citric hop, touches of orange and orange peel. Dry finish. A bit wishy washy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.3
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at BD Camden, 24/10/16. Light gold pour with a decent white head. Nose is toasted malt, light wood, orange peel, dusty hops, caramel, straw. Taste comprises citric peel, straw, hay, mellow pine, tangerine, orange pith, grass, light bread, faint barrel notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dusting of hop bitterness. Ok mellow BA pale but doesnít really pull out of first gear for this Bois.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

teorn88
1.8
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at BD Soho. It pours a slightly hazed golden color with a large white head. Aroma is fart. Just farty sweet. Taste is slightly astringent and medium sweet with notes of boiled rice and melon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, offensive, couldnít drink more than a couple ounces of this, money wasted
Monday, October 24, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.5
Roosters Howl
Cask @ Friends of Ham, Leeds. Almost black with an off-white creamy head. Milky in its roasted malts, it has a smooth palatable texture. Less stated in its nose than taste.
Monday, October 24, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.9
Roosters Red State
Cask @ Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Deep golden ale, clear with a creamy head. Has a very sessionable texture for its strength, which is well hidden, with a light pale malt dryness that provides a great mouthfeel but minimal flavour.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Heidbummer
3.7
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
BD Edinburgh collabfest. Pours a beautiful clear orange gold, thin head. Smells a bit like a sauna. Itís quite thin but well carbonated. A bit of wood and smoke in the taste but in honesty if youíd told me this was a straight up British IPA Iíd have nodded and agreed. A good beer aside from the awesome name.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

imdownthepub
3.3
Roosters Howl
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Very dark brown with cream head. There are some heavy fruity notes to this, darkly roasted, nutty, sweet malts with an estery background. A hint of coffee later. Itís fine if a touch disappointing.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

andrepintado
3.4
Roosters Yankee
33cl can from ales by mail. Light hazy gold color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium carbonation and body. Aroma is light malt, grass, hops, herbs, spices.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

mjs
3.2
Roosters Modern Way
(Cask at Angleterre, 20161022) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was small, dense, white and it lasted long. Aroma had earth and pine. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit messy showcase of new hops.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

VastActiv
3.3
Roosters Modern Way
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grass, citrus, dryness, hops and malts. Very dry.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.3
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at brewdog Shepards bush... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit floral fruit nose... Juicy fruits... Light dry passion fruit
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Scopey
3.8
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at BDSB. It pours lightly hazy amber with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich, sweet, woody, oak, vanilla, toffee, resin and orange. The taste is rich, sweet, resin, pine, varnish, orange peel, peppery spice, vanilla with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty flavoursome stuff. One of the best of the fest.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Roosters / BrewDog Leeds Iím A Lumberjack (And Iím Oak-Aged)
Keg at BDSB - London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has a bit of toasted wood, bread, grass, old orange rind, leaves, dried caramel. Medium sweet flavour with more rindy citrus notes, lightly toasted bread, grass, pine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with further crackery malts, hints of caramel, leaves, orange peel. About what you would expect of a BA IPA. Not bad.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Stuu666
2.8
Roosters Birdman
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours pale golden, nose is toffee, cereal, floral, taste is sweet, grainy, toffee, bitter.
Friday, October 21, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.5
Roosters Birdman
On keg at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - mango and lime. Taste - less fruit, more cake. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - it peaked at the nose.
Friday, October 21, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Roosters Hope & Glory
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - deep amber to red with absolutely no head. Looks like a cider. Nose - honey and apples. Taste - more tart apples. Looks like a cider and tastes like one too. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - bad first impression but improved.
Friday, October 21, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.5
Roosters Howl
Cask at the York Tap. Pours just-clear darkest brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, tar, molasses and liquorice. Taste is light boozy, guessing from the rum, spice and dark chocolate. Lacks body for the style.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Stuu666
3.2
Roosters Hope & Glory
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear golden amber, nose is toffee, floral, light citrus, taste is dry toffee, spicy hops, juicy orange.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

madmitch76
3.1
Roosters Hope & Glory
20th October 2016
Punch Bowl Spoons, Mickelgate, York. Cask. Light haze gold - amber beer, thin cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Good condition. Smooth light malts, little.dry caramel. Pleasantly fruity Jester hops. Light floral sweetness. Light semi dry finish. Tidy

Thursday, October 20, 2016