This beer reminds me of a combination of Brains SA and Oxford Gold.
Has a very clean – smooth taste and unlike some lighter ales – does not leave you with a too bitter after taste.
A clean beer with enough hint of hops to say you’ve had a pint.
I’ve not had a Scottish ale before – and this one has definitely got enough about it to make me try more of the same.
A nice smooth pint – would happily have another.
I thought this was going to be a stout.
Dark ruby colour with off white head with some lacing.
I get tones of fruit and liquorice. Smells bloody nice.
Tastes of summer berries, blackcurrants, etc. a slight bitterness too. The label states full flavoured but I was expecting more bang for my buck.
Not a bad drop but not amazing.
I’ve said previously I’m not a porter fan. But once again I’m left pondering.
Small brown bottle with hidden treasures in it. Pours almost black with an off cream head. I don’t get any chocolate aromas but I get coffee. Reminds me of Guinness in Dublin?
Not a great deal of chocolate in the taste either. I get sweetness and malts. A little burntness too. But then, right at the end a “pow” of choccieness. Nice lingering tastes and a great warming sensation much like you get from a whiskey. I like a lot.
Think I might reconsider my stance on porters. Perhaps I just has some crappy ones. I would defo buy this again!
I like Adnams Bitter, so give this one a go.
Surprisingly dark with a carbonated head. Smells of winter fruits and wintery sugary delights. This smells like a beer to have in December (or any month with the current UK climate) by the fire.
It tastes almost as I expected, caramely burntness but rather drier than I thought. Big strong flavours but nothing to make you say ‘urgh’
A little malty, with some hoppy maltyness – certainly a nice little dark beer. Certainly not for a hot August day, but lets face it, August days are generally more wet than hot…
Would drink again.
Designed by the English band, Elbow and brewed by Robinsons.
Good looking labelling, pours amber with a bit of fizz.
Has the standard malty fruity smells and a very slight sweety/nutty flavour with a bitter undertone.
Wasn’t the best brew of the night, but certainly would buy “if on offer”
I can’t remember any of Elbow’s songs and this beer is equally unremarkable. But like the band, I wouldn’t be adversed to drinking it if it was on offer. A good fit then! But the title of the beer would suggest a ‘ROCKET’ of flavour. Bit of a let down.