sic1314 (1050) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma is very restrained, roast malt with light hops. Medium to watery body, flavour of toasted malt, quite bitter but just too weak a body to impress much.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich ruddy copper colour, and nice spongy head. Slight nut papers in teh aroma. They’re in the taste too. Drying palate. Finish is a little too bitter for Anna. Lovely in the mouth though. Taste has some chalky and minerally elements. Ups and downs.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ chriso.
Rated on 20110722.
Pours cloudy amber color with minimal head. Aroma of honey, berries and floral notes. Flavor of light malts, clove, cardboard. Quite dull and straightforward.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Amber colour, small foamy notes. Aroma is nutty, quite floral and some wooden notes. Flavour is caramel malts, some mild syrup, slight nutty notes as well as some mild floral ntoes. Rather pleasant mild.
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’11. Copper with beige head. Fullish, quite sharp and dry maltiness with quite a bitter finish, flavours not expected in a traditional type of mild. A touch metallic and hard, but overall a decent drinking beer.
shrubber85 (6047) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Chocolate toffee malt aroma. Cloudy ruby amber color with minimal head and some yeast flocculation. Slightly sweet toffee malt flavor. Watery palate. Okay but very light.
Leighton (7179) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the George, London. Clear garnet pour, light film. Nutty malts and dried cranberry on the nose. This is like driking trail mix or something. In the flavor are tons of pecans, light almonds, more dried fruit especially cranberry, but not enough sugar, unfortunately. Light in body with fine carbonation. Has a nice finish, faintly sweet with nuts and mild dryness, along with very modest plastic and some dry toast. Alright, interesting.
RichardW (1175) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. Soft and fruity, with a medium sweet caramel taste. A fine red appearance, the head is just off-white. Nice tang of bitterness to finish. Low aroma, good rounded mouthfeel.
leaparsons (7129) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with a thin foam. Aromas are raisins with bready yeast. Chocolate and weetabix malts with soft spices. Flavours are sweet malts with citrus and light berries. Earthy hops with some underlying caramel and chocolate. Quite thin bodied but a decent quencher.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Sussex beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/1/11. Copper red with a decent off-white head that left rings down the glass. Redcurrant fruit aroma with a hint of toffee and toastiness. Flavour was sweetish, with some cocoa and caramel before a moderately bitter finish. Very drinkable.