RichTheVillan (1648) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light brown with a red tinge, pine hop aroma, toffee taste with a small amount of hop reminds me of a poor version of Hop Rod.
vinhol (107) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle deep red in colour nice hoppy aroma very hoppy flavour low carbanation very smooth top drop
ComradeK (860) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy burnished copper colour, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well, and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma blends potent resin hops with some fruity berry notes and some nutty, roasty malt notes. Strong pine resin up front softens into a delightful slightly sweet berry flavour. This is followed by a firm backbone of dark nutty malt, with some toast notes. The finish mixes pine hops with mild berry fruit. This is a very lovely beer. It is complex and interesting, with a nice mix of flavours, yet still very drinkable. Iím really enjoying 8 Wiredís beers, and this is the best of those I have sampled.
tiong (2795) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Batch 73, BBE Mar/14 -
Pours dark reddish brown color with a large foamy head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, hints of lemon and grassy hops. Taste is quite malty and heavy on caramel and toffee notes. Hints of hops and ripe fruits. Finish is hoppy and bitter with some ripe fruitness and malty caramel notes. Okay, quite malty and caramely amber ale. Feels like this is missing something (probably not a very fresh bottle?).
Ferris (1305) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet fruit and floral hops. Cloudy amber with a nice rich head. Very mild bitterness and a fruity sweetness. Cherries and hops, very unusual but it works. I would not mind drinking this again.
Gurthnar (963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk
Orange and grapefruit right out of the bottle. Massive orangeish head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus fruits, earthy/grassy notes, hops all the way, fresh and tempting. Orange peel appears later. Colour is hazy deep amber-brown. The taste is initially caramel malty. Citrus fruits, grapefruit, exotic fruits. The hops profile is very balanced, this beer is TASTY. Smooth and not at all agressive. Foamy. Finish is long, hoppy, dry. Extremely drinkable.
NBird (250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker amber ruby colour, pours with nice creamy medium head. Smells like hops, caramel and malt. Tastes of bold hops and malt and caramel. One of my favourites...been back 10 or so times.
varanid99 (352) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a creamy, light tan head. Sweet, malty, caramel and citrus aroma. Fruity, good persistent bitterness, creamy caramel fudgey taste. This is great - loving what Iíve had from this brewery so far
Gethinbeer (2028) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of hop fruit and gimmy bears. Lovely mahogany colour with a clinging lace. Malt syrup hop fruit. Delicious beer. Thick oily texture. Sweet caramel finish.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CBC Clerkenwell. The pourís deep amber with a large off-white head. Attractive beer. The nose is of raspberry jam, rich chewy malts, some harvest fruits. Big, expressive aromas. The taste is more bright, sugary raspberry and strawberry jam, hints of tobacco and wood. Nice bouncy caramel malts. Vibrant flavors. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, really nice stuff.