TEJA (1182) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Systembolaget.
Lasting light beige head. Clear orange color. Fine caramell aroma with some hops Dry taste with some caramell and medium body. Small to medium bitterness that makes it easy to drink.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep amber-hued body with a foaming, short-lived, white head. A few spider web streaks of lace on the descent.
Smell: Toasted barley husks in the nose with an ill-defined sweet-scented trace to it, discarded fruit skins, and some earthy, woodsy English hops.
Taste: A taste of wet toast with a little, light caramel sweetness that quickly recedes away. A bit of apple skin, a bit of red grape skin. Earthy, woodsy, faintly herbal hop character with medium-light bitterness. Faint toastiness remaining in the predominately hoppy (though, even thatís still quite restrained)
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Falls a little shy of a medium level of carbonation for an overall soft mouthfeel.
Overall: Enjoyably subtle.
Gerbeer (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with little head. Light aromas of malt, cereal, fruit and caramel. Bitter up front, with biscuit, raisin and malt flavors to follow. Bitter residual finish. Nice for this style.
rangerred (783) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.
Pours a dark brown with a slight chill haze. Just a small half finger head than doesnít last for long with a few streaks of lacing on the glass.
Aroma has dark fruits typical of English bitters along with toffee/caramel and some burnt toast. Pretty average.
The flavor continues the English fig, prune, toffee characteristics but I like that there is an additional bready/grain flavor. Everything is just a tad bit muted but no off-flavors are detectable. Bitterness is light with great grassy hop flavors. Mouthfeel is slick and silky but a little sticky which is slightly distracting.
Overall, a good English bitter but not quite up to the Fullers level. Still, I love this style and would really like to sample this out of a cask.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish amber appearance. Smell is butterscotch and floral hops, nice bit of crystal malt. Flavor is slightly woody, mild hops, mild bitterness, pleasant bread, butterscotch, light fruit, and caramel malt flavor.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear, rusty, burnt orange color with a quick, fizzy, white head. toasty, steeped tea, autumn leaves, toffee notes in nose. light, moderately carbonated palate with a clean, lightly dry finish. the flavor profile consists of light caramel malt, tea, and a good amount of a dry, grassy, almost lime-like bittering hop.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, malty aroma has a fruity overtone, mainly pear and grape. It pours a clear, dark coppery amber bordering on mahogany with a nice light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Malty flavor is rather bitter, but not fiercely so, with subtle notes of fruit, wood and caramel and a touch of smoke. Smooth texture has average body and a fair amount of fizz.
Arve_Christian (2469) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On can from Systembolaget GÝteborg Dark golden color Medium body & complexity Dry with medium intensity and well integrated hops Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
daniele (4466) - ITALY - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata buona schiuma persistente malto nocciola secca lieve tostatura discreto amaro finale piuttoto luuppolato scorza arancia amara
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is quite floral - suggests roses! Med body. Flavor is smooth caramel with some floral hop. A bit malty - but then thatís the style. Finishes nearly dry. Nice brew.