Partial mash with White Labs Burton yeast (which BTW will really stink up your home). Brewed a half batch of a bitter with the yeast first, in lieu of a starter. The clone is quite good. Lots of flavor despite all the sugar, but it's not white sugar. Kind of a heavy brown ale, not really roasty. The yeast isn't neutral; it definitely brings some fruity notes, maybe a little banana (did I let it get too warm? If so, it doesn't taste wrong). There's some alcohol warmth, although that may mellow with age. I can no longer get T.O.P. locally so I can't do a side by side, but it is quite good only a couple months after brew day. Certainly a good value kit.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.