chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. I’ve bitten the bullet and started working my way through the common British beers that I’ve not rated here. Pours a deep tawny colour, although its actually more ruby when held up to the light. Initially has a big fluffy beige head that diminishes but lasts. Fruity malt aroma, but there’s also an unfortunate papery cardboard overtone. Very smooth on the palate. Lashings of berry fruit and slightly bitter cherry. Touches of liquorice too and an almost sherry-like character. The extra alcohol gives it more kick than the cask version. There’s a bite that seems to come more from the tart fruit than hops. Sharp, juicy fruit persists long into the finish. Decidedly luscious and surprisingly good.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, slightly red colored. Medium sized yellow head. Bitter aroma with fruits, roastiness and some caramel, licorice comes up strongly. Medium bodied. Flavor has also licorice tones with bitter, dry and caramelly tones. Nice to have this licorice in pale ale. Mild roastiness and alcohol in aftertaste.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cellar and Loft carries this for me. Poured mahogany with a light tan foamy head. Smelled of cherries and apples. Malty caramel flavor.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Thick creamy light brown head that clings well to the glass. Deep red colour. Rich fruit and berry aromas. Light raspberry maltiness. Crisp, but light, hop flavours at first, then a rich berrylike malty flavour. Very smooth and soft texture. Drying finish. Quite abrupt finish.
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with a thick white foam. Nice balnce of hoppy and malty notes. Medium body with a bitter finish.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I dunno, I just had to pick this one up, it looked interesting. After my recent trip to Scotland (Edinburgh), this is actually somethign I could have foudn on tap. Pours with a light white topped head. Crispy bite, with a nice malt and low hop balance. Colors near a true apple cider and Pepsi. The malt is very detectable on the nose and is not as bitter as it is on the tongue. Generally a plesant beer, but I’m sure it would creep up on you after a few pints. (Bottle Pour 10/14/2006)
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A creamy head over a fine amber beer. Paradoxically, this is a more subtle beer than the weaker Adnams Bitter. Fine fruity aroma, nutty flavour and a finish of grassy hops.
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This English Strong Ale pours a deep copper color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is cherries, malt and some wood. A medium bodied strong ale. Malts are caramel and sweet, hints of raisins, dates and brown sugar. Hops are earthy and floral. Lively carbonation. Strong malt finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brown with offwhite mostly deminishing head. Aromas of cherries and a hint of flowers. Sweet malty flavor with more cherries and some copper. Seems a little jammy on the mid palate, but finishes of mostly dry.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnished copper, with beautiful, abundant, cloud-top tan head, settling into a sticky, meringue-like mass. Brown sugar, creme brulée, strawberries and marmalade. Full-flavored, sweet and gently citrus malt. Soft, rounded palate. Robust, full flavors, yet within careful balance. All around good!